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Company: Deschutes County
Location: Bend
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Deputy District Attorney

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Deputy District Attorney


$7,232.39 - $10,737.90 Monthly


Bend, OR

Job Type

Regular, full time, full benefits


District Attorney's Office

Job Number



5/9/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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The Deschutes County District Attorney's Office is accepting applications for a Deputy District Attorney. The Deputy District Attorney is appointed by the District Attorney and is responsible for representing the State of Oregon by upholding State and Federal law in reviewing, preparing, and prosecuting criminal cases in Deschutes County. Attorneys are assigned to perform some or all functions of the District Attorney's Office, including criminal case intake, guidance to law enforcement, appearances before the grand jury, circuit and juvenile courts, and to serve in other areas as directed. Incumbent will prepare documents, conduct hearings, interview witnesses and conduct legal research.

*This job posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function.

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$7,232.39 to $10,737.90 per month for a 172.67 hour work month. Excellent County benefit package when eligible. This union-represented position is available immediately.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited school of law and must be a member in good standing with the Oregon State Bar. Must have superior communication skills, both orally and written.

Must have knowledge of:

+ Criminal law and the practices and procedures of criminal prosecution.

+ Courtroom and trial procedures.

+ Legal research methods.

Must have the ability to:

+ Analyze facts, evidence and precedents to arrive at logical conclusions.

+ Collect analyze and interpret data using accepted legal research procedures and methods.

+ Work effectively independently as well as in a team.

+ Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

+ Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, clients and agencies at all times.

+ Work effectively with diverse populations.

Necessary Special Requirements

Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license within 30 days of hire date. The employment offer will be contingent upon presentation of an acceptable and verifiable driver's license, pre-employment screening for criminal history, driving history, and controlled substances (NOTE: Positive test results for marijuana use may result in rescission of a contingent offer of employment). This screening must be completed with satisfactory findings in order for a formal offer of employment to be extended.

Physical Requirements:Must have the ability to work in an office that is environmentally controlled; possess sufficient hand coordination to perform keyboarding and data entry; arm/hand movements to retrieve work materials and operate a variety of general office equipment. The position is frequently required to sit, walk, stoop, bend, kneel, reach, stand, grasp, talk, hear, see, and may occasionally lift up to 10 pounds.

Excellent County benefit package when eligible.

Deschutes County offers eligible employees a comprehensive health care package that covers medical, prescription, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their eligible dependents at a minimal cost of $90 per month. Coverage becomes effective the first of the month following 1 month of employment. Included in the health care package is the Deschutes Onsite Clinic (DOC), which provides a wide range of health, wellness, and primary care services to employees and their dependents. The DOC offers convenient hours and no out-of-pocket costs to patients. The DOC Pharmacy is a full service pharmacy available to employees and dependents to have their prescriptions filled at a discounted co-pay. In addition to the health care package, Deschutes County provides a generous and comprehensive benefits program to eligible employees.

Employer paid benefit offerings include:

+ Life Insurance for employee and dependents

+ Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

+ Long-term Disability Insurance

+ Employee Assistance Program

+ Retirement Program through Oregon PERS

+ Time Management Leave

Employee paid voluntary benefit offerings include:

+ 125 Flexible Spending Program

+ 457 Deferred Compensation Program

+ Supplemental Life and Accident Insurance

To learn more about Deschutes County's generous benefit offerings, please click on Employee Benefits.


Have you, or will you have graduated from an accredited school of law by time of appointment?

+ Yes

+ No


Are you a member of the Oregon bar, or will you be eligible for admission by hire date?

+ Yes

+ No


Please list the number of years of experience you possess as a prosecutor or criminal defense attorney.


Read this statement then answer questions 5-7

A prosecutor should be the leading voice for community safety. One way to keep a community safe is to hold offenders accountable when they commit crimes, and our office does this. Another way for a prosecutor to keep a community safe is to work with the community to prevent crime in the first place. Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel is a leader in developing and implementing innovative crime prevention programs that address the drivers of crime: mental health disorders, addiction, brain development, poverty, and other factors. He expects his deputies to share his belief in the importance and value of keeping our community safe by addressing these root causes of crime in a compassionate manner and to have a demonstrated history of doing so.

Please compare and contrast your prosecution philosophy with District Attorney Hummel's philosophy and discuss how any differences with his philosophy would be addressed should you join our office.


Please provide one specific example of how you applied your philosophy in your work.


Please describe a time where your involvement in a case required you to depart from your philosophy as described in questions number one. What circumstances required you to alter your approach to the case? How did you respond? Were you satisfied with the outcome?


What is justice?


How do you balance the sometimes competing interests of suspects and victims of crime?

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Deschutes County Human Resources


1300 NW Wall Street Suite 201Bend, Oregon, 97703


(541) 330-4643



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