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Deputy District Attorney

Lake County

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

Prosecutes misdemeanor and felony caseloads.  Reviews police reports and requests follow-up investigations as necessary; charges offenses by information or indictment.  Performs intake duties from submission of reports by police, to final resolution; drafts legal documents such as motions, orders, memoranda, diversion agreements, and search and arrest warrants with supporting affidavits.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reviews police reports and requests follow-up investigations as necessary; charges offenses by information or indictment.

Performs intake duties.

Drafts legal documents such as motions, orders, memoranda, diversion agreements, and search and arrest warrants with supporting affidavits.

Participates in case negotiations with defense attorneys which involves analyzing the case to determine its overall strength, evaluating the number and kinds of witnesses available, and determining what resolution is appropriate.

Prepares for hearings and trials in Circuit Court by reviewing reports, legal issues, and physical evidence surrounding the case, identifying and interviewing witnesses, conferring with police officers, and preparing trial notes.

Appears in Court to represent the State by presenting evidence and argument at arraignments, preliminary hearings, pretrial conferences, hearings on motions, trials, sentencing, and Grand Jury proceedings.

Conducts legal research necessary for case preparation; keeps abreast of Court decisions and legislation affecting the Oregon Criminal Code.

Serves as primary prosecutor for misdemeanor offenses which includes DUII and misdemeanor assaults, thefts, etc., and may occasionally be required to prosecute some felony cases.

Handles civil commitment hearings and traffic cases when necessary.

Pursuant to ORS 8.780, each Deputy DA shall have the same qualifications as the District Attorney, and subject to the direction of the District Attorney, has the same functions as the District Attorney.  Deputy District Attorneys shall serve at the direction and discretion of the District Attorney and shall perform any and all job functions assigned by the District Attorney.

COMPENSATION

This is a salaried, exempt, non-union position.  Salary range: $4,975 - $6,477.

WORK SCHEDULE

The normal work schedule is 8 hours per day 5 days per week, but exact schedules are assigned by management.  It is the attendance standard of the employer that all employees be present and on time each shift they are scheduled to work.  Full or partial absence during any scheduled shift, arriving late, or leaving early, for whatever reason, may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.  Time off may be approved if allowed by applicable policies covering illness, injury, or personal emergency.

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