Lincoln County Deputy District Attorney in Newport, Oregon

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Deputy District Attorney

Salary

$65,496.00 - $75,048.00 Annually

Location

OR, OR

Job Type

Full-Time

Department

DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

Job Number

18-16 (076)

Closing

Continuous

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Position Summary

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 1:

Salary range $5,458-$5,790 Monthly

The Deputy District Attorney 1 (DDA 1) performs professional legal work and is the entry level classification in the Deputy District Attorney (DDA) series. Incumbents represent the State of Oregon as a trial lawyer in the prosecution of driving under the influence, misdemeanor assault, criminal mischief, theft, etc. Incumbents are required to provide legal advice and assist law enforcement agencies in investigating at all hours of the day and night. Incumbents are required to advise counsel and conduct special training for law enforcement agencies.

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 2:

Salary range $5,895-$6,254 Monthly

The Deputy District Attorney 2 performs professional legal work and is the journey level classification in the deputy district attorney series. Incumbents represent the State of Oregon as a trial lawyer in the prosecution of felony circuit court proceedings. These include, but are not limited to, the prosecution of narcotic, sexual abuse, major assaults and rape. Incumbents are required to provide legal advice and assist law enforcement agencies in investigations at all hours of the day and night. Incumbents are required to advise counsel and conduct special training for Deputy District Attorney incumbents in the "1" class and all law enforcement agencies.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 1:

Prosecutes driving under the influence, misdemeanor assault, criminal mischief, theft, and domestic violence cases, violations of restraining orders, criminal stalking, child abuse and support enforcement. Staff domestic violence and child victimization cases and work closely with Intervention Project Partners, law enforcement, State Office for Services to Children and Families (SCF), advocates with the Women's Violence Intervention Program and other community partners. Works cooperatively with other DDA incumbents and support staff in the office and always function as a team member. Other duties include involvement with community violence intervention project. Assists in developing and conducting other duties related to intervention

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

a) Develop, recommend and implement administrative policies and procedures relating to criminal prosecution and office management.

b) Provide training to "1" deputy district incumbents in criminal law and procedure, trial practice, search and seizure, search warrants and other related matters.

c) Be a responsible trial team participant and come to trial team meetings prepared to discuss cases, receive input and offer advice and assistance to other DDAs.

d) Provide misdemeanor assistance and advice to police agencies in investigating cases. Assist and advise police agencies in applications for arrests and search warrants and assist in drafting these warrants when necessary. Respond to request for warrants at all times day or night. Teach basic criminal law and search and seizure to police personnel.

e) Analyze facts and legality of misdemeanor criminal investigations; determine whether investigations are complete and sufficient to present to the grand jury for charging decisions; formal indictment process; analyze police reports, evidence in search warrant affidavits; review legal issues and request further investigations; interviews, prepare and subpoena witnesses to testify.

f) Prepare for and appear at daily circuit court arraignments, release hearings and other miscellaneous proceedings. Communicate with defense bar regarding district court matters and keeps District Attorney (DA) apprised involving significant and sensitive cases. Assumes management responsibility for one or more program areas.

g) Research and draft legal opinions and memoranda in response to defense motions. Initiate motions on behalf of the State of Oregon. Litigate pretrial motions and prepare trial strategy to prosecute criminal cases.

h) Litigate misdemeanor cases on behalf of the State and Circuit Court which includes formulating trial strategy, preparing and scheduling trial witnesses, examining prospective jurors to select an impartial jury; present opening remarks, examines and cross examines witnesses; argues objections and mid trial motions; present closing remarks. Takes as much time as necessary to prepare cases adequately.

i) Formulate and regulate appropriate sentences based on criminal convictions and other related factors. Present evidence of witnesses to support sentencing recommendations.

j) Provide support and assistance to victims; assist in obtaining counseling and other victim services; and make them aware of case proceedings.

k) Analyze probation violation reports to determine whether to proceed with probation violation hearings. Initiate and prosecute probation revocations arising out of misdemeanor convictions. Prosecutes violations of diversion agreements.

l) Provide, on a scheduled basis, off hour, 24 hour a day on call service to police agencies requiring assistance during nights or weekends which requires the on call deputy district attorney to carry a pager at all times and remain in Lincoln County. Respond to crime scenes if asked by police agency and at the direction of the DA and/or Chief Deputy District Attorney (CDDA).

m) Provide, on a scheduled basis, circuit court coverage for appearances as assigned including arrangements, release hearings, competency hearings, juvenile hearings, mental commitment hearings, child support hearings, restitution hearings and probation violation hearings.

n) Work cooperatively with other DDA incumbents and support staff in the office and always functions as a team member.

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 2:

a) Exercises technical and functional supervision of the support staff involving cases individually assigned to Deputy District Attorneys.

b) Provides assistance in training to Deputy District Attorney in the "1" level and advises them on how to proceed with cases.

c) Develop, recommend and implement administrative policies & procedures relating to criminal prosecution and office management.

d) Be a responsible trial team participant and come to trial team meetings prepared to discuss cases, receive input and offer advice and assistance to other Deputy District Attorneys.

e) Provide assistance and advice to police agencies in investigating felony cases. Participate in narcotic, sex abuse, assaults and rape investigations. Assist and advise police agencies in applications for arrests and search warrants and assist in drafting these warrants when necessary. Respond to request for warrants at all times day or night. Teach basic criminal law and search and seizure to police personnel.

f) Provide assistance to the general public inquiring about criminal laws and procedures.

g) Analyze facts and legality of felony criminal investigations; determine whether investigations are complete and sufficient to present to the grand jury for charging decisions; formal indictment process; analyzes police reports, evidence of search warrant affidavits; review legal issues and request further investigations; interview, prepare and subpoena witnesses to testify.

h) Prepare application for court filing including cases involving fugitives, extraditions, material witness matters and wire tap orders.

i) Prepare indictments and present felony cases to the grand jury.

j) Prepare for and appear at daily circuit court arraignments, release hearings and other miscellaneous proceedings.

k) Responsible for setting circuit court cases through negotiations with the defense bar.

l) Alert the District Attorney to potentially high profile or sensitive cases.

m) Research and draft legal opinions and memoranda in response to defense motions. Initiate motions on behalf of the State of Oregon. Litigate pretrial motions and prepare trial strategy to prosecute criminal cases.

n) Litigate felony cases on behalf of the State and Circuit Court which includes formulating trial strategy, preparing and scheduling trial witnesses, examining prospective jurors to select an impartial jury; present opening remarks, examines and cross examines witnesses; argue objections and mid trial motions; present closing remarks. Take as much time as necessary to prepare cases adequately.

o) Formulate and regulate appropriate sentences based on criminal convictions and other related factors. Evaluate presentence investigation reports. Present evidence of witnesses to support sentencing recommendations. Uses knowledge of sentencing guidelines to prepare sentencing recommendation.

p) Provide support and assistance to victims; assist in obtaining counseling and other victim services; and make them aware of case proceedings.

q) Analyze probation violation reports to determine whether to proceed with probation violation hearings. Initiate and prose cutes probation revocations arising out of felony convictions. Prosecutes violations of diversion agreements.

r) Provide, on a scheduled basis, off hour, 24 hour a day on call service to police agencies requiring assistance during nights or weekends which requires the on call Deputy District Attorney to carry a pager at all times and remain in Lincoln County. Respond to crime scenes if asked by police agency and at the direction of the District Attorney and/or Chief Deputy District Attorney.

s) Provide on a schedule basis circuit court coverage for appearances as assigned including arrangements, release hearings, competency hearings, juvenile hearings, mental commitment hear ings, child support hearings, restitution hearings and probation violation hearings.

t) May be assigned to Lincoln County Interagency Narcotics Team with commensurate responsibility; required to carry a pager at all times.

u) Work cooperatively with other Deputy District Attorney incumbents and support staff in the office and always function as a team member.

v) The Deputy District Attorney assigned to juvenile advises and consults with the Juvenile Department staff regarding the filing and negotiation of criminal petitions. The attorney represents juvenile department in contested hearings, subpoenas appropriate witnesses, researches legal issues, presents evidence and arguments to the court. The attorney assists case workers in dispositional recommendations and presentations, including collecting necessary information requested by the Court in the disposition of cases. The juvenile attorney, in conjunction with the Juvenile Department decides which children are appropriate for remand proceedings. The attorney represents the State in all juvenile remand hearings and is responsible for the case processed properly once it is in the adult court system. The juvenile attorney represents the Lincoln County Children's Division on the local level. The attorney advises and consults with CSD in the determination of the filing of dependency petitions. The attorney reviews disposition al recommendations on the removal or return of children to their home. The attorney represents CSD in contested hearings, subpoenas appropriate witnesses, researches legal issues, presents evidence and arguments to the court. The juvenile attorney responds to officer and community questions involving juveniles. In addition, the attorney informs the juvenile department and children's services division of new cases and laws pertinent to juveniles.

w) Multi-Disciplinary Team: One or more Deputy District Attorneys are assigned to the statutorily required interagency child abuse review team. The responsibilities of the attorneys are to review community referrals presented to CSD, the Juvenile Department, or local law enforcement. Potential cases are discussed and reviewed for appropriate action, such as referral to law enforcement, continued investigation, medial examination or decisions for community based resources to respond.

x) Responsible for death investigation. Provide legal information to law enforcement in regards to unattended deaths, release body or determining more nvestigation of a crime to be necessary. Work with OLCC (liquor control) and community members to reduce underage drinking. Work with FBI on firearms cases and domestic violence. Work with INS to inform immigration of potential convicted felons for deportation potential.

y) The Deputy District Attorney assigned to Child Support Enforcement is responsible for administration of the Child Support Unit. Examples of responsibilities include formulating and #077 Continued administrating prosecution policies and guidelines for the Child Support Unit in accordance with the direction from the District Attorney; initiates court actions to establish judgments; investigates non-payment of child support; negotiates settlements and payment arrangements; enforces child support orders through a variety of civil and criminal legal remedies; conducts Judgment Debtor Examinations; initiates garnishments of bank accounts, and assignments of wages; places liens on property, and initiates seizure of assets; prepares for and attends court proceedings regarding establishment arrears, modification of support orders, and both remedial and punitive contempt of court; prosecutes criminal non-support cases in Circuit Court. Presents cases to the Grand Jury for indictment.

Typical Qualifications

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 1:

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSES/CERTIFICATES REQUIRED:

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. Must complete a required number of continued legal education credits for each reporting period. Any satisfactory combination of experience in training that demonstrates possession of the required skills and potential.

SPECIFIC JOB SKILLS:

Knowledge of: applicable state laws ordinances, basic supervisory practices and department policies and procedures; principals and practices of criminal law and procedure; principals and practices of negotiation of conflict resolution; judicial procedure and rules of evidence; modern office procedures-methods in computer equipment; working knowledge of basic principles of forensics, principals of psychology and psychiatry related to criminal behavior, laws relating to forfeiture of property by felons. Principals and practices of supervision, training and personnel management and performance evaluation. Ability to identify and recommend realistic alternative solutions to problems; organize, interpret and apply legal principal; analyze and understand applicable, factual matters; analyze facts, evidence and precedence, properly interpret evaluate and make decisions in accordance with the law. Conduct research on legal problems. Research, analyze and prepare legal documents, draft complex legal papers, reports and memoranda, set forth findings of facts and decisions in concise written form. Effectively and persuasively argue facts, evidence precedence and recommendations to judges and juries. Present cases to the court skillfully and at a level sufficient to meet opposing counsel. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Must possess ability to withstand intense pressures of trial practice. Must possess ability to communicate effectively with people from a wide variety of backgrounds including the ability to obtain cooperation from young, reluctant and/or traumatized crime victims. Must often deal with dangerous and/or sociopathic individuals who often threaten bodily harm and are readily capable of inflicting same.

JOB SCOPE:

Operates from established and well-known procedures. Perform 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 DA or CDDA. 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.

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 2:

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSES/CERTIFICATES REQUIRED:

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; must complete a required number of continued legal education credits for each reporting period. Work within the con fines of the Ethical Rules set up by the Oregon State Bar. Any satisfactory combination of experience in training that demonstrates possession of the required skills which include a minimum of one year of progressively difficult and complex experiences as a trial attorney.

SPECIFIC JOB SKILLS:

Ability to identify and recommend realistic alternative solutions to problems; organize, interpret and apply complex legal principals; analyze and understand applicable, factual matters; analyze facts, evidence and precedence, properly interpret evaluate and make decisions in accordance with the law. Conduct research on complex legal problems; Research on complex legal problems; Research, analyze and prepare legal documents, draft complex legal papers, reports and memoranda, set forth findings of facts and decisions in concise written form. Effectively and persuasively argue facts, evidence precedence and recommendations to judges and juries. Present cases to the court skillfully and at a level sufficient to meet opposing counsel; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Must possess ability to withstand intense pressures of trial practice. Must possess ability to communicate effectively with people from a wide variety of backgrounds including the ability to obtain cooperation from young, reluctant and/or traumatized crime victims. Must often deal with dangerous and/or sociopathic individuals who often threaten bodily harm and are readily capable of inflicting same. Knowledge of: applicable state laws ordinances, basic supervisory practices and department policies and procedures; principals and practices of criminal law and procedure; principals and practices of investigation; principals and practices of negotiation of conflict resolution; Judicial procedure and rules of evidence; Modern office procedures - methods in computer equipment. Working knowledge of basic principles of forensics, principals of psychology and psychiatry related to criminal behavior, laws relating to forfeiture of property by felons. Principals and practices of supervision, training and personnel management and performance evaluation.

JOB SCOPE:

Operates from established and well-known procedures. Perform 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 and Chief Deputy 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 1:

JOB CONDITIONS:

May require evening and weekend work. Requires carrying of pager on a scheduled basis to provide on-call law enforcement assistance on 24 hour basis. Often requires face-to-face confrontation with violent and sociopathic individuals which may involve threats of retribution of violence.

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 2:

JOB CONDITIONS:

May require evening and weekend hours. Requires carrying of pager on a schedules basis to provide on-call law enforcement assistance on 24 hour basis. Often requires face to face confrontation with violent and sociopathic individuals which may involve threats of retribution and violence.

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.

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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