$91,110.90 To $143,487.83 Annually
Summit County, located in Utah, is recruiting for a prosecuting attorney looking to make a difference among a team of excellent prosecuting attorneys. This position will work in our Criminal Division, located at the Justice Center in Park City, Utah. The successful candidate will join a team focused on providing excellent legal services to county government.
Performs full professional legal duties as required to expedite the efficient and effective litigation of juvenile delinquency, and felony and misdemeanor criminal cases within Summit County. This Prosecuting Attorney will be primarily responsible for Special Victim Cases (domestic violence, sex offenses, crimes against children). Works under general supervision of the Chief Prosecuting Attorney, County Attorney or Prosecuting Attorney V on project-by-project basis. May provide close supervision to legal secretaries, paralegals, and Prosecuting Attorney I, II, or III. May hire a Prosecuting Attorney IV or V depending on submitted qualifications and experience. We are a drug free workplace conducting pre-employment drug testing. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage women, minorities, and the disabled to apply. Job closes 4/8/2021. (Best to use Google Chrome to apply).
- Prosecuting Attorney IV - $91,110.90 - $127,703.65/annually
- Prosecuting Attorney V - $102,372.21 - $143,487.83/annually
- Options for a premium free Health Plan
- Dental Plan
- Life Insurance
- State of Utah Retirement
- Sick Leave
- Parental Leave
- Vacation Pay
- Prosecutes crimes in the name of the State of Utah for any and all crimes occurring in Summit County. Must be able to appear and argue in Justice, Juvenile, District, Appellate and Federal Court. Responsibilities include fielding calls from law enforcement 24/7, screening appropriate cases for criminal prosecution, legal research and briefing, motion practice, preliminary hearings, jury and bench trials. Must have strong working knowledge of the Rules of Evidence, the Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Criminal Code and the Rights of Crime Victims Act.
- Interviews and prepares witnesses, law enforcement personnel and victims of crimes for testimony in court.
- Selection, preparation and examination of expert witnesses on a variety of forensic and other topics.
- Analysis of evidence including burdens of proof. standards of proof and admissibility.
- Manages personal case load assignments and projects; coordinates and cooperates with various county, city, state and federal agencies on special assignments.
- Performs research and prepares opinions of various legal problems of the county and issues in juvenile and criminal cases being prosecuted or defended; prepares and litigates cases arising out of criminal activities; interviews victims, witnesses and law enforcement officers; determines, prepares and approves appropriate charges to be brought against accused persons or organizations; prepares for court by performing legal research, composing and drafting briefs, gathering, analyzing evidence and participates in discovery; delivers the county's or state's case in misdemeanor and felony proceedings; attends and participates in motion practice, civil trials, criminal arraignments, sentencing trials and preliminary hearings and other hearings as required by the court. Prepares writs, subpoenas, warrants, petitions, affidavits, and other legal documents.
- May assist Chief Prosecutor and the County Attorney in advising county officials on legal matters; submits regular reports, written or verbal to apprise Chief Prosecutor and the County Attorney of status of assigned cases. Receives, reviews and screens reports and intake activities on misdemeanor, juvenile and mental cases, etc. from law enforcement agencies within the county; assures proper legal procedures and processes are adhered to; determines quality of case and eligibility for filing to pursue legal action.
- May also act as legal counsel to the county in civil matters, representing the county in various organizations and government agencies as directed by the County Attorney. Assists in the drafting of ordinances for consideration by the Count Council. Attends and participates in public meetings as needed to serve as a resource and legal voice of the county; apprises county officers regarding various legal issues related to statute, ordinance, policies, and practice.
- Informs individual citizens concerning various codes or ordinances and responds to their inquiries regarding legal issues.
- Performs related duties as required.
- Graduation from a College of Law with a Juris doctorate degree.
- Seven (7) years of experience related to the above duties.
- Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Utah (member in good standing of the Utah State Bar).
- Incumbent must successfully complete mandatory Continuing Legal Education (CLE) training every two (2) years.
- Must be able to pass extensive background check.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
- Thorough knowledge of advocacy techniques; principles of law and their application; civil and criminal trial procedures and the rules of evidence; Utah Code and local ordinances and how they apply to county government operations; case law related to a variety of county government subjects and criminal prosecution; principles, practices and methods used in legal research. Knowledge of Summit County Personnel and Operating policies and procedures.
- Ability to conduct the prosecution of criminal cases assigned; ability to present statements of fact, law and argument intelligently and logically; ability to gather and evaluate information obtained through research, investigations and interrogations; apply legal principles and knowledge to individual cases and problems; ability to analyze and evaluate facts and evidence and to apply them to individual cases and problems; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public; ability to follow written and verbal instructions; ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
Incumbent of the position performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls. Tasks require variety of physical activities, not generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, and seeing. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity required. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and some creative problem solving. Periodic travel and some after-hours work required in normal course of job performance.