Assistant District Attorney
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Bladen County, NC

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This position is contingent upon approval by Government Operations and the actual receipt of the authorized letter by the hiring authority.

The Office of the District Attorney, Prosecutorial District 13, seeks a qualified attorney to prosecute domestic violence cases in Bladen and Columbus counties. The successful applicant must be a highly professional, self-motivated individual with excellent people skills and strong work ethic for a fast-paced office. Duties include but are not limited to: screen and evaluate all incoming cases; contact police officers as a follow-up to any reports submitted; prepare all cases for trial; conduct legal research regarding any issues with each case; prepare indictments; prepare, organize and conduct trainings for law enforcement, EMS, and any other necessary agencies regarding domestic violence investigations.

This position is time-limited, grant funded, full-time.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Knowledge of: federal, state, common and constitutional law; judicial procedures and rules of evidence; case, statutory and common law; NC General Statutes to prosecute criminal cases; judicial and quasi-judicial procedures; legal research methods, techniques, sources, databases and other research tools; the principles and protocols for the evidentiary gathering of information, documents, financial records and other data that may be used in trial court processes, protocols and strategies; the operations of the NC court system; and ethical and professional standards of conduct.

Skill in: assessing, interpreting and applying complex criminal laws to information, evidence and other data compiled; listening techniques used in interviewing witnesses; using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of case facts; researching and identifying precedence in case law; utilizing and evaluating electronic legal research and on-line systems; negotiating plea agreements; and organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction.

Ability to: analyze facts, laws, rules, regulations, interpretations, and related written documents and apply applicable law to those facts; conduct legal research; plan, develop and execute an effective litigation strategy to achieve desired results; prepare, organize and conduct witness examinations; deliver opening statements, closing arguments and evidentiary objections; express complex legal concepts and related facts in a clear and concise manner; argue clearly, logically and persuasively; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with attorneys, law enforcement agencies and other participants in the criminal justice process; recognize and solve problems; produce legal interpretations in a quick and responsive manner for court officials; write reports, motions, briefs and other legal documents; deal tactfully with sensitive situations; communicate both orally and in writing; work independently; and apply word processing skills.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school and active North Carolina Law License.

Management prefers applicants who currently reside in Bladen or Columbus County.

Please attach résumé and cover letter.

Supplemental and Contact Information:
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All NC Judicial Branch agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Charmaine J Leeks
NC Administrative Office of the Courts
Human Resources Division