Salt Lake City

  • ASSOCIATE CITY PROSECUTOR

    Requisition ID
    2019-3958
    Department
    ATTORNEY
    Minimum Salary
    USD $64,937.60/Yr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $64,937.60/Yr.
    Post End Date
    1/23/2019
    Location
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    Under the direction of the City Prosecutor, conducts prosecution in court proceedings on behalf of the City. Reviews evidence pertinent decisions, policies, regulations, and other legal matters pertaining to cases.  Work is reviewed by the City Prosecutor or Senior Assistant City Prosecutor for adequacy of information and manner of presentation.

     

    Applicants with 0-3 years of experience are preferred. 

    Responsibilities

    • Conducts prosecution in court proceedings on behalf of the City, including reviewing evidence, preparation of pleadings and briefs, appearing against accused persons and presenting evidence to courts.
    • Conducts investigations to determine if prosecution is warranted. May negotiate settlement of complaints to facilitate their termination and eliminate trial expense.
    • Provides office consultation and assistance to citizens involving a wide variety of problems, complaints, grievances, citations and dissatisfactions.
    • Consults with and advises Police Department, Fire Department, City Code enforcement personnel, City officials, employees and the general public on matters concerning criminal law.
    • Prepares a variety of legal material, including information, warrants, subpoenas, etc., and makes necessary arrangements to have them served.
    • Appears before criminal and traffic courts on behalf of the City to arraign and/or try cases.
    • Prepares legal material including briefs, memoranda, etc., for presentation of cases on appeal to the District Court and the Utah Court of Appeals. May be required preparing or assisting with the preparation of cases on appeal to the Utah Supreme Court.
    • Performs related or other duties as required or assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Graduation from a recognized college of law with a JD or LLB.
    • Must be a member in good standing of the Utah State bar Association.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with court officials, city employees, and the general public. Ability to develop a productive “client/attorney” working relationship with the City Attorney, City Prosecutor and other City officials.
    • Ability to analyze, appraise, and organize facts, evidence, and precedents, and to present such material effectively, both orally and in writing.
    • Capacity to glean and rapidly assimilate facts responds impromptu, examines witnesses, and argues effectively, often under hostile and stressful circumstances.
    • Constant exposure to stressful situations as a result of human behavior and position responsibility.
    • Working knowledge of principles of civil and criminal law, judicial procedures, and rules of evidence.

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