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Missoula County Attorney II - Criminal Prosecution in Missoula, Montana

invites applications for the position of:
Attorney II - Criminal Prosecution

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications
DEPARTMENT: County Attorney's Office
DIVISION: Criminal Attorneys
OPENING DATE: 09/14/20
CLOSING DATE: 09/28/20 05:00 PM
BARGAINING UNIT: Non-Union Personnel Plan
WORK SITE: Missoula County Courthouse
SCHEDULING/HOURS OF WORK: Full time Monday thru Friday

TO APPLY: Please attach to your completed application the following documents: Law School Transcripts (unofficial are accepted), a Letter of Interest, a Resume, and a Professional Writing Sample. Applications that do not contain these attachments may be disqualified.

Performs legal duties for the County Attorney in the criminal division. After four years, at the discretion of the County Attorney, employee may be advanced to Attorney III status based on demonstrated competencies.
Base rate of pay for Attorney II is $29.41 per hour DOE. Attorney's with less than two years of experience may be considered for an Attorney I position.

(The following are intended to illustrate typical duties and not meant to be all inclusive or restrictive.) ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Prosecutes criminal offenders. Reviews investigative reports from law enforcement officers; determines what charges to file and who to charge or whether to decline prosecution. Files charging documents. Keeps victims advised of case status.
Prepares for and makes court appearances in non-trial settings such as arraignments, omnibus hearings, change of plea hearings, sentencing hearings, etc. Interviews and prepares witnesses. Prepares court documents. Responds to motions and arguments from defendants. Represents the State in court appearances before judges and juries. Prepares witnesses. Prepares jury instructions and exhibits. Examines witnesses. Negotiates plea agreements with defense counsel and unrepresented defendants. Assists law enforcement officers with search warrant applications and requests for investigative subpoenas. Does legal research and prepares legal briefs, memoranda and other documents. Advises county agencies and other special districts on legal questions pertaining to their functions. Prepares legal opinions, interprets statutes, codes and ordinances. Prepares resolutions and regulations. Reviews staff reports and assists with complicated communications. Prepares legal documents for court. Negotiates with parties to resolve contested issues. Appears in court and handles regular court duties such as preparing witness, investigating evidence and witnesses, preparing findings of fact and conclusions of law and preparing other arguments, either orally or with written briefs.

Requires a Juris Doctor degree. Requires two years of progressively responsible experience in the practice of law. Attorney's with less than two years of experience may be considered for an Attorney I position.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be admitted to Montana State Bar and admitted to practice before the U.S. Federal District Courts of Montana prior to employment.

The work requires little physical activity and the employee commonly remains in an office or court setting. Requires exposure to stressful situations and ability to react appropriately. Requires the employee to be on-call periodically.


200 W Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802
Position #2020-00050