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Lincoln County Deputy District Attorney 2 or 3 in Newport, Oregon

Deputy District Attorney 2 or 3

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Deputy District Attorney 2 or 3

Salary

$76,176.00 - $89,400.00 Annually

Location

Lincoln County, OR

Job Type

Full-Time

Department

DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

Job Number

20-46 (077;078)

Closing

Continuous

  • Description

  • Benefits

Position Summary

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 2: Salary Range-$6,348-$6,734

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 3: Salary Range-$7,022-$7,450

Deputy District Attorneys represent the State of Oregon in Lincoln County as a trial lawyers in the prosecution of criminal offenses and serve at the direction of the District Attorney. All Deputy District Attorney positions (DDA 1, DDA 2 and DDA 3) are responsible for performing the essential functions of the District Attorney’s Office including: evaluating and charging cases; conducting grand jury proceedings; appearing at various court appearances including but not limited to arraignment, plea/sentencing hearings, restitution hearings, probation revocation hearings and bench / jury trials; providing advice and assisting law enforcement agencies in investigations, including death investigations.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 2:

The Deputy District Attorney 2 is the mid-level classification in the Deputy District Attorney series and is responsible for prosecuting a variety of misdemeanor and low level felony offenses. In addition to the general job duties of a Deputy District Attorney, the DDA 2 has the following non-exhaustive list of job duties:

  1. Reviewing police reports, requesting follow-up investigation, and charging offenses by information or indictment.

  2. Drafting motions, orders, memoranda, diversion agreements, and arrest warrants with supporting affidavits.

  3. Discussing the resolution of cases, discovery, and pre-trial matters with defense attorneys.

  4. Conducting complex legal research with regard to motions and case preparation and maintaining knowledge of changing legislation and case law.

  5. Presenting evidence and arguments at arraignment, bail/release hearings, motion hearings, grand jury, and trial.

  6. Being in an on-call rotation (on-call for one week every 2 months or so) to answer law enforcement questions 24/7.

  7. Reviewing search warrant affidavits for law enforcement and offering assistance in drafting search warrants.

  8. Being in the normal court coverage rotation which involves covering hearings in various courtrooms 2 or more days each week.

  9. Participating in specialty courts including drug court, mental health court, HOPE court and domestic violence court. Participation includes staffing cases, making appropriate offers, monitoring progress and filing probation violations and/or motions to terminate when appropriate.

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 3:

The Deputy District Attorney 3 is the advanced level classification in the Deputy District Attorney series and is responsible for prosecuting a specialized caseload of felony and measure 11 offenses. Those offenses include but are not limited to complex property and financial crimes, drug crimes, sex crimes, domestic violence, child abuse and elder abuse crimes, assault and homicide. In addition to the job duties listed above, the DDA 3 has the following additional, non-exhaustive list of job duties:

  1. Acting as a mentor for Deputy District Attorney 1 and 2s. Mentorship includes offering advice on charging cases, staffing offers, discussing trial strategy, etc.

  2. Training law enforcement on various topics in criminal law and updating law enforcement on changes in legislation and case law.

  3. Responding to crime scenes at the request of law enforcement and at the direction of the District Attorney and/or Chief Deputy District Attorney.

  4. Being assigned to specialty teams including the crash time and/or major crime team.

  5. Acting as the chair of multidisciplinary / specialty teams as assigned by the District Attorney. Multidisciplinary teams include child abuse and elder abuse. Specialty teams include the Domestic violence response team, sexual assault response team and crash team. DDA 3s are responsible for leading meetings with community partners and law enforcement agencies, ensuring statutory compliance, updating policies, staffing cases, etc.

  6. Filling in for the role of Chief Deputy District.

Typical Qualifications

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 2:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited law school; member of the Oregon State Bar in good standing at the time of the appointment; valid Oregon Driver’s License; minimum of one year as a licensed attorney.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Comprehensive knowledge of criminal law and the practices and procedures relating to criminal prosecutions. Comprehensive knowledge of courtroom and trial procedures. Ability to analyze facts, evidence and precedents, and to arrive at logical conclusions. Superior communication skills. Ability to plan and supervise the work of others and to supervise and provide guidance and advice to other legal and secretarial staff members. Ability to appear effectively before a trial court or administrative body. At least 2 years of experience prosecuting misdemeanor and felony cases in Oregon. Strong legal research and writing skills.

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 3:

A Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited law school; member of the Oregon State Bar in good standing at the time of the appointment; valid Oregon Driver’s License; minimum of two years as a licensed attorney.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Comprehensive knowledge of criminal law and the practices and procedures relating to criminal prosecutions. Comprehensive knowledge of courtroom and trial procedures. Ability to analyze facts, evidence and precedents, and to arrive at logical conclusions. Superior communication skills. Ability to plan and supervise the work of others and to supervise and provide guidance and advice to other legal and secretarial staff members. Ability to appear effectively before a trial court or administrative body. Strong legal research and writing skills. At least 4 years of experience prosecuting felony and measure 11 crimes in Oregon. Experience prosecuting child abuse crimes is preferred. Prior experience acting as a mentor/supervisor for less experienced DDAs. Prior involvement in specialty teams, including multidisciplinary teams. Experience in writing policies and procedures.

JOB SCOPE:

Operates from established and well-known procedures. Performs trial lawyer duties in criminal prosecutions. Diverse work situations. Work is of considerable complexity. Decisions are made within statutes and policy constraints. Operates independently, work is supervised by District Attorney. The District Attorney's office prosecutes crimes committed in Lincoln County and provides legal and support services to ensure expedient criminal prosecutions, child support enforcement and assistance to crime victims.

Job Conditions and Physical Demands

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 2: JOB CONDITIONS:

May require evening and weekend hours. Requires being in an on-call rotation to provide assistance to law enforcement 24/7.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands are typical of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 3: JOB CONDITIONS:

May frequently require evening and weekend work. Requires being in an on-call rotation to provide assistance to law enforcement 24/7. Requires responding to crime scenes at the direction of the District Attorney.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands are typical of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Lincoln County offers a comprehensive benefit package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision which is paid at 90% by the County and 10% by the employee. Other fully paid benefits include life, AD&D, long-term disability insurance. Other optional insurances are available. A 401K retirement plan is also provided. The County's current contribution rate is 11%.

Regular and Trial Service employees working between 20 - 39 hours per week on a regular basis are eligible for pro-rated employee benefits.

Agency

Lincoln County

Address

210 SW Second St.

Newport, Oregon, 97365

Phone

541-265-4157

541-265-0375

Website

http://www.co.lincoln.or.us

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