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Adams County Deputy District Attorney in Brighton, Colorado

Salary$74,466.89 - $104,253.64 AnnuallyLocationAdams County District Attorney - 1000 Judicial Center Drive. Brighton, COJob TypeRegular Full-TimeDepartmentDistrict AttorneyJob Number05338DivisionDistrict Attorney's OfficeWhat Success Looks Like In This JobThe Deputy District Attorney performs professional legal work in theprosecution of cases in County Court, acting on behalf of the DistrictAttorney and representing the People of the State of Colorado in courtproceedings. The Deputy District Attorney is an entry level prosecutor whohandles a significant docket of misdemeanor and traffic cases includingDUIs, domestic violence, assault and careless driving cases. Examples of Duties for SuccessPrepares and conducts jury trials on misdemeanor and traffic offenses and,when appropriate, serves as co-counsel on felony cases as well.Reviews criminal case files including police reports, evidence, witnessstatements, criminal histories and victim input and determines appropriateplea offers for said cases.Presents evidence, argues motions of suppression and other technical legalmotions, conducts jury selection, cross-examination of witnesses andopening and closing arguments in open court.Performs legal research and legal writing for legal briefs, motions andpleadings.Assists victims of crime through the criminal justice system and communicateswith victims and witnesses on cases in which they are involvedPeriodically serves on call to provide legal advice to law enforcementagencies and answer immediate questions from the publicPerforms related work as required.Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesLicensed to practice law in the State of ColoradoKnowledge of Colorado criminal case law statutes and relevant case lawCommitment to protecting the public and making the criminal justice systembetterCommitment to working collaboratively in a team environmentResponsible for reviewing criminal case files and preparing said files fortrialAbility to prepare for and effectively manage a heavy caseload includingreviewing each case prior to court and being prepared to facilitatedisposition of casesSkill in researching and drafting legal pleadings necessary for the successfulprosecution of casesAbility to effectively prepare for and conduct court and jury trials.Ability to comply with all Victims' Rights mandates, to include victimnotification and/or consultation at all critical stages of a caseStrong critical thinking skills, writing skills, and ability to think onone's feet in a high stress environmentSkill in courtroom presentationAbility to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writingAbility to work independently and efficiently to meet statutory deadlinesAbility to learn and utilize computer case management software programsAbility to maintain effective working relationships with other employees,supervisors, court officials, law enforcement, the public and othergovernment agencies Qualifications for SuccessMust possess a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law schoolMust be licensed to practice law in the State of ColoradoMust possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Colorado Driver's LicenseMust pass a criminal background check More Qualifications for SuccessCover Letter and Resume: To be considered for this position, a coverletter and resume MUST be attached to the application.Adams County is an equal employment opportunity employer.