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Deputy District Attorney I

at Pueblo County Government

Pay: $55884.00 to $75504.00/year
Salary : $4,657.00 - $6,292.00 Monthly
Posted: 3/12/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2332333
Categories: Legal

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Deputy District Attorney I
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$4,657.00 - $6,292.00 Monthly
Job Type:Full Time
Location:701 Court St, Pueblo, Colorado
Department:District Attorney Full Time
Performs professional entry level legal work preparing and prosecuting misdemeanor and major traffic offenses in court.
 Examples of Duties:
Essential Job Functions
  • Ensures orderly prosecution, disposition and processing of misdemeanor and traffic cases assigned.
  • Prepares and tries cases involving misdemeanor and petty offense; reviews investigative reports; files charges; requests and reviews additional information; writes charging documents, warrants, pleadings, plea agreements, briefs and related materials; negotiates plea agreements; appears in court; presents testimony and arguments in hearings including preliminary, motions, pleas and sentencing.
  • Confers and advises law enforcement officers concerning charges and investigations and criminal law.
  • Confers with defense attorneys.
  • Handles appeals of misdemeanor convictions to District Court.
  • Represents Department of Motor Vehicle in administrative appeals to District Court.
  • Explains and interprets statutes and status of various cases to the general public, and determines the adequacy of complaints presented by the public.
  • Interviews and prepares victims and witnesses.
  • Covers court appearances for other attorneys.
  • Performs other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
General Requirements
  • Fills in for other staff as necessary and/or required.
  • Attends meetings, classes and trainings as required or requested by supervisor.
  • Encouraged to recommend changes to improve procedures that would result in efficiencies, cost savings and safety.
  • Communicates actively, clearly and regularly with supervisor and co-workers on all work-related topics.
  • Understands, observes and complies with all Governmental, Pueblo County and Departmental policies, procedures and protocols when performing job duties.
  • Possesses excellent oral and written skills to communicate effectively.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with Pueblo County employees from same or different departments/offices, entities and customers.
  • Effectively manages multiple projects at once.
  • Effectively deals with stressful situations.
  • Easily adapts to sudden and unexpected changes in work assignments.

 Typical Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
 Basic Proficiency:
  • Modern office practices and procedures.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment, including typewriters, computers, computer software, calculators, printers, copiers, scanners and facsimile machines.

 Full Proficiency:
  • Principles and practices of criminal law and evidence; of rules, regulations and protocols of the various divisions of the District and County courts of the Tenth Judicial District; of the policies and procedures of the Office of the District Attorney.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality in both public and private.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret the most complex documents.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquires or complaints.
  • Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style.
  • Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, boards of directors and the courts.
  • Ability to distinguish when to offer a plea bargain and on what terms or when to dismiss a case.

Law degree from an accredited law school required.

 No experience required.
Minimum of one year experience preferred.

Licenses and/or Certificates:
Licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado and must be in good standing.

Special Requirements:
Must successfully pass background check.
Pueblo County residency required.
 Supplemental Information:

Physical Demands/Work Environment

Occasionally (Less than 25% of the time)
Vehicles-Drives automobile and/or truck.

Frequently (25% to 50% of the time)
Strength-Walks and/or stands with brief periods of sitting.
Climbing-Ascends or descends using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
Stooping-Bends body downward and forward.  Requires use of lower extremities and back muscles.
Reaching-Extends hand(s) and arms(s) in any directions.
Handling-Seizes, holds, grasps, turns or otherwise works with hand(s).
Fingering-Picks, pinches, types or otherwise works primarily with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm as in handling.
Equipment Utilized-Office equipment such as computer, phone, fax, copiers, scanners, adding machine, etc.

Regularly (50% to 100 % of the time)
Strength-Lifts, carries, push, pulls or otherwise moves objects up to 25 pounds.
Strength-Sits with brief periods of walking and/or standing.

Not applicable
 Strength-Lifts, carries, push, pulls or otherwise moves objects from 25 to 50 pounds.
Strength -Lifts, carries, push, pulls or otherwise moves objects from 50 to 75 pounds.

Additional Information.
Duties may require work beyond normally scheduled work week; subject to on call duty.

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