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Deputy District Attorney 1

Company: Multnomah County
Location: Portland
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Current employees: Please apply through the employee portal to be considered for this opportunity.Pay Range:$3,871.40 - $4,481.01 SemimonthlyDepartment:District AttorneyJob Type:Regular RepresentedExemption Status:United States of America (Exempt)Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):
The Opportunity: The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office invites skilled attorneys with a commitment to justice to apply for the position of Deputy District Attorney 1. This position will be open until filled, so interested applicants are encouraged to apply without delay.--With competitive pay, outstanding benefits and opportunities to develop skills and grow within the organization, being a Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney is an exciting and rewarding career. The primary duties for this position include:

  • Review police reports and evidence to make an informed charging decision in a wide variety of misdemeanor criminal offenses.
  • Advise both law enforcement and community members regarding legal questions and procedures.
  • Prepare misdemeanor cases for trial including developing a trial strategy, preparing witnesses and drafting legal motions and memoranda.
  • Participate in case negotiations with defense counsel.
  • Appear in court and represent the State of Oregon in arraignments, all phases of trial, entries of plea, sentencing hearings and probation violation hearings. TO QUALIFY Required Minimum Qualifications:--
    • Member in good standing of the Oregon State Bar or awaiting Oregon bar results.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to persuasively present facts and evidence to judges and juries.
    • Possess good judgment and organizations skills; effectively work with others; comprehend and follow complex instructions; interpret and implement legal analysis; deal tactfully with the public.
    • Valid driver's license.Preferred Special--Qualifications:--
      • Thorough knowledge of criminal law practice and rules of criminal procedure.
      • Strong academic record.
      • Prior jury trial experience.
      • Resident of Multnomah County.
      • Willingness to assist with complex major felony prosecution. Other : Candidates must successfully pass a thorough criminal background check and post -offer urine drug screen. During the interview process, you will be asked to sign a disclosure statement about the arrests and convictions of immediate family members and close relations pursuant to our policy regarding Outside Associations. Immediate family is defined to include parents, spouse, spouse equivalent, brother, sister, children, grandparents, or any individual where the relationship is close or intimate, or a roommate. An answer of "Yes" to any Outside Associates will not automatically disqualify an applicant. SCREENING AND EVALUATION Application Requirements: Your application will not be considered without all of the following materials. 1. Application: Please explain all related experience (paid or unpaid). 2. Official copy of law school and undergraduate transcripts:--Please have copies of your law school and undergraduate transcripts mailed directly to the DA Recruiter. 3. Three letters of reference: Letters may be uploaded at the time the application is submitted, or sent directly to the DA Recruiter. 4. Cover letter and resume: Please tell us why you are seeking employment as a Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney.-- 5. Supplemental Questions: Please upload your answers to the required supplemental questions. The Selection Process: We expect to evaluate candidates as follows. 1. Application review: We will review the education and work experience on the job application to identify candidates who meet the minimum qualifications as stated in this announcement. We may conduct a more thorough review of all remaining applications to identify the most qualified candidates. 2. Consideration of top candidates:--The most highly qualified candidates who have submitted a complete application, transcripts and letters of recommendation will be chosen for a panel interview with our Chief Deputy District Attorneys. 3. Oral exam: The Chief Deputy District Attorneys will select finalists from their scored interviews and forward those candidates to the District Attorney and his First Assistant for a second round of interviews and final selection. 4. Background check and reference checks:--All finalists must pass a thorough background and reference check.-- Note: Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process.*REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS*1. Are you a current member of the Oregon State Bar? If answered no, when do you expect to be admitted?2. Have you ever been the subject of a disciplinary inquiry as a student, as a member of a professional association or as an employee? If yes, please describe the general circumstances of the disciplinary inquiry; identify the tribunal (with reference number) and the resolution. An answer of "yes" will not automatically disqualify an applicant.3. Have you ever been dismissed or asked to resign from any employment or other position? If yes, please describe the general circumstances of the dismissal or resignation. An answer of "yes" will not automatically disqualify an applicant.4. Has your driver's license ever been suspended or revoked? If yes, please explain.5. Have you ever been arrested or charged with any moving violation or traffic related crime? If yes, please explain.6. Have you ever been dropped, suspended, expelled, disciplined, or subjected to a--disciplinary inquiry or proceeding by any college or law school for any cause whatsoever? If yes, please explain.7. Have you ever been a party to any civil proceeding, including bankruptcy or administrative proceeding? If yes, please explain.8. Have you ever been charged with fraud or dishonesty in any civil proceeding? If yes, please explain.9. Have you had more than five checks dishonored or ever had a check for more than $100 dishonored because of insufficient funds in the past three years? If yes, please explain.10. Do you now have any loans, accounts, judgments, or financial obligations of any nature to include child support payments and student loans, past due for payment more than 60 days? If yes, please explain.11. Have you ever been charged with contempt of court? If yes, please explain.12. Have you ever been accused of dishonesty in connection with employment? If yes, please explain.13. Have you ever applied for a license, other than as attorney at law, the procurement of which required proof of "good moral character" (i.e., CPA, patent agent, notary public, real estate broker, physician, nurse)? If yes, please explain.14. Have you or anyone you have worked with ever been charged with the unauthorized practice of law as a result of your conduct? If yes, please explain.15. Have you or anyone you have worked with ever been sanctioned, censured, reprimanded, disciplined, suspended, disqualified or disbarred as a member of any profession or as a practitioner before any administrative agency as a result of your conduct? If yes, please explain.16. Have you ever been suspended or removed from public office because of conduct reflecting adversely upon your character? If yes, please explain.17. Have you ever been denied a bond, had a bond revoked, or had anyone seek to recover on or cancel a bond? If yes, please explain.18. Have you ever been subject to any disciplinary action in connection with military service? If yes, please explain.19. Has anyone to your knowledge ever complained to your law school or other supervising body in connection with your conduct under a student practice or legal intern rule? If yes, please explain. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Salary Range: $92,913.60-$107,544.24 Annually Type of Position: This is a salaried position represented by a collective bargaining unit and is not eligible for overtime. Multnomah County offers a comprehensive benefit package to all eligible employees. A few highlights include :
        • Health insurance (medical, dental, vision, Rx through Moda Health or Kaiser Permanente).
        • Qualify for a defined benefit pension after five years of vesting; we pick up the employee's share of the retirement contribution (6% of subject wages).
        • Generous paid leave.
        • Life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance.
        • Optional deferred compensation and flexible spending accounts.
        • Access to a free Tri-met bus pass.
        • Wellness resources. Questions? Jamila Williams, Recruiter Multnomah County District Attorney's Office 1200 SW--1st Ave, Room 5200 Portland, OR 97204 jamila.williams@mcda.us (503) 988-5706
          Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.Veterans' Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans' preference. Review our veterans' preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.Questions?Recruiter:Jamila WilliamsEmail: jamila.williams@mcda.us Phone:+1 (503) 9885706 x85706Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.Disclaimer: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.Job Profile:6251 - Deputy District Attorney 1 We're glad you are considering a career that gives back and supports the community. Working for Multnomah County means having the opportunity to make a real difference in the community, no matter what position you hold. Our organization's top priority is to meet the many needs of our residents. We provide a wide array of essential services including health, community justice, roads, elections, libraries, jails, bridges, tax and assessment, marriage licenses, animal services, passports, mental health and addiction services and more. Learn more about who we are, what we do, and why it matters.

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