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Assistant County Attorney (Criminal)

Company: Woodbury County Courthouse
Location: Sioux City
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Job Description:

Woodbury CountyAssistant County Attorney--(CRIMINAL Division)--Sioux City, IASalary Range: $58,543 - $67,703/year based on experience, + benefits.--DescriptionResponsible and accountable for the efficient and effective prosecution of criminal violators of State laws in Woodbury County, Iowa; including case preparation and presentation, preliminary hearings, court and Grand Jury appearances, and related reports, briefs, or other legal preparation; in accordance with proper court and legal procedures; under the direct authority of the County Attorney.DutiesEssential Functions and Responsibilities:The following duties are typical for this position.-- These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.Other duties may be required and assigned.Prosecuting attorney representing the State of Iowa, Woodbury County, and the Woodbury County Attorney--in the professional, aggressive and ethical handling of assigned cases and investigations.--Possess good knowledge of the general principles of criminal and civil law, of relevant Iowa Code sections, of the Iowa Rules of Evidence, Criminal Procedure, and Civil Procedure, the Iowa Code of Professional Responsibility------ or Lawyers, and Federal and Iowa constitutional law principles relating to criminal procedure and criminal lawAdequate knowledge of the principles of civil law and of the methods and practices of pleadingReviews police reports and interviews police officers or other Informational sources to decided if charges should be filed in relation to a particular offenseAppears in District, Juvenile, and Magistrate Courts throughout Woodbury County, for arraignments, hearings-- on various motions, jury selection, trying cases, and on other matters relative to assigned scope of responsibility;--as directed by the County AttorneyResearches, prepares and tries cases for offenses occurring in Woodbury County including attendance at depositionsRepresents the Department of Social Services, Civil Service, and Zoning Commissions, or other County agencies in court cases as requiredPerforms with excellence all attorney functions in assigned cases, including all phases of trials, hearing,depositions, investigatory evidence-gathering procedures, and other proceedingsAbility to make appropriate charging and other decisions; exercises good judgment in the disposition of cases consistent with justice, public safety, the well-being of victims and applicable lawPrepares and files court documents and pleadings; performs excellent legal research; competently evaluates evidenceInterviews witnesses and evaluates witness demeanor and credibilityAssists law enforcement officers in criminal investigationsCommunicates effectively; gives after-hours advice by telephone to law enforcement officerCounsels and advises County officials on legal problems relating to points of law or questions of legal procedure with respect to official government dutiesResearches legal questions presented by other County officials or by the County AttorneyAssists all professional and support staff as needed.Performs various other duties relating to scope of responsibility as assigned by the County AttorneyAttendance is requiredRequired QualificationsMinimum Education and Experience Required to Perform the Essential Functions:Must be of good moral character and fitness and (a) be licensed by the Iowa Supreme Court to practice law in the State of Iowa or (b) have received the degree of J.D. or LL.B, from a law school fully approved by the-- A.B.A., and take and pass the next available Iowa Bar Exam and Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam and immediately thereupon be admitted to practice law in the State of Iowa or (c) be eligible for admission to the--practice of law in Iowa pursuant to Iowa Court Rule 111 and be admitted to practice law in Iowa pursuant to the rule within 120 days of appointment as an Assistant County Attorney.--Keeps current on trends, developments, and changing law within the State of Iowa to assure proper administration of justice within the CountyMust be an effective advocate and communicator and possess keen analytical skills; have empathy for crime victims and citizensProfessional in appearance and demeanorCan work well with others and treat others with respect, patience and dignityCandidate for hire must successfully pass a background check, physical examination, vision, back screen and drug screen prior to employmentSupplemental InformationWoodbury County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.-- In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will consider reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.Woodbury County Courthouse

Keywords: Woodbury County Courthouse, Sioux City , Assistant County Attorney (Criminal), Legal , Sioux City, Iowa

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