Deputy District Attorney I
Pueblo County, CO - Pueblo, CO

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Job Title
Deputy District Attorney I
Job Code/Identifier
851
FLSA Status
Exempt
Department/Division
Tenth Judicial District Attorney’s Office
Date Completed/Reviewed
12/16/11

Bargaining Unit:
Non Bargaining Unit

Reports To:
Unit Supervisor - Deputy District Attorney II or Deputy District Attorney III

Supervises:
Exercises no supervision
The Complete Job Series

Includes the Following:
Deputy District Attorney I
Deputy District Attorney II
Deputy District Attorney III
Senior Deputy District Attorney
Chief Trial Deputy

Examples of Duties:
Job Summary
Performs professional entry level legal work preparing and prosecuting misdemeanor and major traffic offenses in court.
Essential Job Functions: The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the job at any time.
Essential Job Functions
§ Ensures orderly prosecution, disposition and processing of misdemeanor and traffic cases assigned.
§ Prepares and tries cases involving misdemeanor and petty offense; reviews investigative reports; files charges; requests and reviews additional information; writes charging documents, warrants, pleadings, plea agreements, briefs and related materials; negotiates plea agreements; appears in court; presents testimony and arguments in hearings including preliminary, motions, pleas and sentencing.
§ Confers and advises law enforcement officers concerning charges and investigations and criminal law.
§ Confers with defense attorneys.
§ Handles appeals of misdemeanor convictions to District Court.
§ Represents Department of Motor Vehicle in administrative appeals to District Court.
§ Explains and interprets statutes and status of various cases to the general public, and determines the adequacy of complaints presented by the public.
§ Interviews and prepares victims and witnesses.
§ Covers court appearances for other attorneys.
§ Performs other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
General Requirements
§ Fills in for other staff as necessary and/or required.
§ Attends meetings, classes and trainings as required or requested by supervisor.
§ Encouraged to recommend changes to improve procedures that would result in efficiencies, cost savings and safety.
§ Communicates actively, clearly and regularly with supervisor and co-workers on all work-related topics.
§ Understands, observes and complies with all Governmental, Pueblo County and Departmental policies, procedures and protocols when performing job duties.
§ Possesses excellent oral and written skills to communicate effectively as needed.
§ Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with Pueblo County employees from same or different departments/offices, entities and customers.

Typical Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Basic Proficiency:
§ Modern office practices and procedures.
§ Ability to operate standard office equipment, including typewriters, computers, computer software, calculators, printers, copiers, scanners and facsimile machines.

Full Proficiency:
§ Principles and practices of criminal law and evidence; of rules, regulations and protocols of the various divisions of the District and County courts of the Tenth Judicial District; of the policies and procedures of the Office of the District Attorney.
§ Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality in both public and private.
§ Ability to read, analyze and interpret the most complex documents.
§ Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquires or complaints.
§ Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style.
§ Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, boards of directors and the courts.
§ Ability to distinguish when to offer a plea bargain and on what terms or when to dismiss a case.

Requirements

Education:
Law degree from an accredited law school.

Experience:
No experience required.

Minimum of one year experience preferred.

Licenses and/or Certificates:
Valid driver’s license at the time of application and a valid Colorado driver’s license at time of hire required.

Licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado and must be in good standing.

Pre-Employment Testing:
Pre-employment testing may be required.

Background Check:
Must successfully pass background check.

Supplemental Information:
Physical Demands/Work Environment

Occasionally (Less than 25% of the time)
Frequently (25% to 50% of the time)
Regularly (50% to 100 % of the time)
Not applicable

Strength -Lifts, carries, push, pulls or otherwise moves objects up to 25 pounds.
X

Strength -Lifts, carries, push, pulls or otherwise moves objects from 25 to 50 pounds.

X
Strength -Lifts, carries, push, pulls or otherwise moves objects from 50 to 75 pounds.

X
Strength -Sits with brief periods of walking and/or standing.

X

Strength -Walks and/or stands with brief periods of sitting.

X

Climbing -Ascends or descends using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
X

Stooping -Bends body downward and forward. Requires use of lower extremities and back muscles.
X

Reaching -Extends hand(s) and arms(s) in any directions.
X

Handling- Seizes, holds, grasps, turns or otherwise works with hand(s).
X

Fingering -Picks, pinches, types or otherwise works primarily with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm as in handling.

X

Equipment Utilized -Office equipment such as computer, phone, fax, copiers, scanners, adding machine, etc.

X

Vehicles -Drives automobile and/or truck.
X

Additional Information.
Duties may require work beyond normally scheduled work week; subject to on call duty.

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