CASCADE COUNTY Deputy County Attorney-Criminal in GREAT FALLS, Montana

Qualifications: Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA accredited law school; and admitted to the Montana State Bar or Prior experience in a County Attorney's office preferred; Valid Driver's License issued by the State of Montana; reliable transportation for "on call" assignments; must join the Cascade County Deputy County Attorney's Association; full-time employees are prohibited from engaging in private practice, except for representation of their immediate family Must serve a 6-month probationary period and must join the MEA/MFT Union. Knowledge and understanding of: Civil and Criminal Law, Rules of Civil and Criminal procedure, Rules of Evidence, and the appellate process; principles of trial advocacy and applicable law; court procedures and applicable rules; Cascade County policies and procedures; word processing software; on-line legal research; safety rules, procedures and practices. Ability to: Utilize County and State codes and ordinances, especially those authorizing criminal penalties; comprehend and make inferences from written material; produce documents using proper sentence structure, punctuation, grammar and spelling; analyze alternative approaches to legal issues; conduct efficient and effective legal research; handle stress and conflict; maintain confidentiality; conduct self with proper decorum and deference to the court and court personnel; be well organized with multiple tasks and deadlines; establish effective working relationships with the Board of County Commissioners, other county departments, employees, Federal and State agencies, private agencies, law enforcement, victims and the general public; communicate well, in writing and orally, in both technical and non-technical terms; prepare accurate and reliable reports containing findings, recommendations, and technical documentation; work for sustained periods of time maintaining concentration and attention to detail; operate a personal computer using word processing and on line research applications; use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions; perform a wide variety of tasks with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines; quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology; meet challenges with resourcefulness through original thinking and creativity. Description: Under policies and procedures established by the Cascade County Attorney, the Deputy County Attorney (Criminal) prosecutes criminal offenses and provides legal counsel and advice on matters of criminal law. Performs other related duties as assigned. The Deputy County Attorney (Criminal) performs complex legal, professional and administrative work. Work is performed in accordance with established standards and practices of the legal profession, state and federal law, and county policy. For more information and complete description of employers job duties and responsibilities view employers full job listing. Salary depends on experience. Cascade County is an equal opportunity employer. Salary $55,154.08 to $58,654.08 DOE