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RICHLAND COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE Deputy County Attorney in SIDNEY, Montana

The Deputy County Attorney performs complex legal, professional, and administrative work. The work is performed in accordance with established standards and practices of the legal profession, state and federal law, and County policy. Under policies and procedures established by the Richland County Attorney, the Deputy County Attorney initiates and prosecutes criminal cases through final disposition and provides legal counsel and advice on matters of civil and criminal law and performs other related duties as required or assigned. Must be able to pass background check and meet and maintain implemented or required security approvals for employment with the Richland County Attorney's Office.The Deputy County Attorney prosecutes adult criminal offenders through final disposition in Justice, City, and District Courts and may also prosecute child abuse and neglect cases, bring involuntary mental health commitments, prosecute child support enforcement, initiate guardianship/conservatorship proceedings, prosecute youth offenders in Youth Court and attend Drug Treatment Court, reviews investigative reports from law enforcement officers, makes determination regarding charges to be filed, whom to prosecute and when to decline prosecution, drafts and files charging documents, coordinates, plans, prepares for and attends various court hearings such as arraignments, omnibus, bail, suppression, change of plea, sentencing, revocation, etc., interviews and prepares witnesses for courtroom proceedings, prepares pleadings, briefs and other legal documents for filing with the court, responds to various written and oral motions and arguments made by defense counsel, prepares jury instructions and necessary trial and/or hearing exhibits, must be able to communicate well with witnesses and victims of all ages, social, economic and educational backgrounds, negotiates plea agreements, assists law enforcement with and drafts search warrants and subpoenas, conducts legal research and prepares legal briefs, memoranda and other documents, provides legal advice to various County officials, outside agencies and law enforcement, drafts legal opinions, researches and interprets statutes, codes and ordinances, negotiates with concerned parties to resolve contested issues, prepares finding of facts and conclusions of law and drafts proposed orders, prepares arguments orally and in writing, must serve as "on call" attorney on a rotational basis to law enforcement.Complete job description available at SIdney Job Service tray # 38. Position open until filled.

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