Deputy District Attorney
Deputy District Attorney
$7,232.39 - $10,737.90 Monthly
Regular, full time, full benefits
District Attorney's Office
5/9/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
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.
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
+ Courtroom and trial procedures.
+ Legal research methods.
Must have the ability to:
+ Analyze facts, evidence and precedents to arrive at logical
+ 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
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
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 visitwww.deschutes.org/hrand click on Employee
Have you, or will you have graduated from an accredited school
of law by time of appointment?
Are you a member of the Oregon bar, or will you be eligible for
admission by hire date?
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
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?
Deschutes County Human Resources
1300 NW Wall Street Suite 201Bend, Oregon, 97703
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