Deputy District Attorney I
Larimer County - Fort Collins, CO

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This position is limited-term through 12/31/2014, and will be converted to a regular position on 01/01/2015 with Budget approval.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, background check, and physical. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.

To be considered for this position, you must attach a resume and cover letter to the Applicant Profile & Attachments form of the application by 10:00 pm on the closing date. Cover letters should be made out to Attn: Emily Humphrey . If you have trouble attaching your documents, you can email them to humanresources@larimer.org .

This position will close at 10:00 PM on the closing date listed.

Entry level County Court Deputy District Attorney: this position handles traffic and misdemeanors crimes, including DUI’s and domestic violence cases. As a Deputy, you will handle pro se individuals in arraignment setting, to try to resolve their cases in an efficient and appropriate manner. The Deputy will represent the District Attorney’s Office in bond hearings to make appropriate bond recommendations for various felonies and misdemeanor investigations based on sound legal reasoning and focusing on public safety. As a Deputy District Attorney I, you will be assigned to a courtroom to cover all aspects of the prosecution of cases assigned to that unit, from pre-trial negotiations, legal research on cases, motion writing, and trying cases to the court and to a jury.

Job Specific Details:
The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
  • Receive and review summons or tickets filed by arresting officers, and review and examine the evidence, witness statements, determine whether or not a crime has been committed, the nature of the crime, and whether or not the evidence justifies prosecution.
  • Prepare briefs and legal opinions; conduct legal research ; prepare reports and develop recommendations related to the District Attorney's Office policies, procedures and operations.
  • Represent the County in criminal calendar proceedings including the scheduling of cases, plea negotiations, probation revocation hearings, motions, and sentencings.
  • Serve as prosecuting attorney for jury and court trials.
  • Represent the County in evidence hearings.
  • Respond to citizen complaints and requests for information.
  • Perform related duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Legal principles and practices with an emphasis on criminal law.
  • Court procedure and rules of evidence.
  • Methods of legal research.
  • Perform legal work involving the use of independent judgment.
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Analyze and apply legal principles.
  • Prepare proper legal instruments.
  • Properly interpret and make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Investigate and prosecute civil and criminal complaints.
  • Present laws, facts, and arguments clearly and logically in written and oral form.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Qualifications
  • No experience required.
  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school.
  • Currently licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado.

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