Assistant State's Attorney I
Frederick County Government - Frederick, MD

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Exempt; full-time; 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; full-benefits

This professional position is assigned to the District Court Division of the State's Attorney's office, with responsibility for presenting assigned cases and trial work in the District Court. Supervision is received from the Chief Assistant State's Attorney (District Court), the Deputy State's Attorney and/or the State’s Attorney.

Examples of Work:
  • Conduct proper preparation, research, and analysis of cases to a successful disposition
  • Handle cases appealed from the District Court and jury trials prayed to the Circuit Court
  • Assist Attorneys of the Circuit Court Division with felony trials at the Circuit Court level
  • Assist law enforcement officers and agencies in their investigations and charging decisions
  • Provide legal advice and/or assistance to the general public pertaining to criminal and traffic matters
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Qualifications & Requirements:
  • Graduation from an accredited law school
  • Admission to the Bar of the State of Maryland
  • Some work experience in case analysis, trial preparation and preparation of case documents
  • Considerable knowledge of legal principles and procedures
  • Ability to effectively evaluate and try a case
  • Ability to effectively obtain information through interview, interrogation and other legal research methods
  • Ability to make quick and well-reasoned case decisions under pressured circumstances
  • Discretion and good judgment in working with sensitive information, with ability to maintain appropriate confidentiality
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with; co-workers, attorneys and others in the judicial system; law enforcement offers and agencies, and the general public, including the ability to give knowledgeable and practical advice to individuals who are emotionally distraught
  • Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills, including the ability to maintain clear, accurate case files
  • Prosecutorial experience in a State’s Attorney’s Office
  • Maryland Rule 16 experience, or a comparable student prosecutor experience in another state and/or a judicial clerkship in any jurisdiction
  • Law experience as a practicing attorney in the State of Maryland
  • Criminal clinical practice experience as a law student
  • Completion of law student internship with Frederick County State's Attorney's Office

Additional Information/Examination Process:
  • Available for varied working hours and on-call as needed
  • This position is subject to random drug testing
  • As a representative of the people of Frederick County, it is imperative that the Assistant State's Attorney maintain competent and professional relations with the public
  • This position will be full-time without a private practice
KIND OF EXAMINATION (may include):
  • An evaluation of experience and training
  • One or more interviews
  • Pre-employment physical examination and drug test
  • Pre-employment background investigation

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