The Monterey County District Attorney's Office seeks a seasoned leader to assist in the administration and management of legal units in the District Attorney’s Office. This management level position reports to the Assistant District Attorney and/or the Chief Assistant District Attorney.
Incumbents in this position will direct the activities of designated prosecutorial units and is responsible for selecting, training, supervising, evaluating and disciplining subordinate staff or recommending such action for their designated unit, as well as handling court calendars and jury trials as necessary.
The Eligible List established by this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies on a temporary or permanent basis.
Supervises and trains less experienced attorneys; evaluates performance and prepares evaluations. Supervises and works collaboratively with specially assigned grant prosecutors, including monitoring their caseload, case disposition, and reporting obligations
Drafts grant applications, manages and tracks approved grants, which includes working with grantors to develop strategies to enhance and meet performance metrics, monitor progress and impact
Researches, develops, and evaluates grant opportunities supporting the District Attorney’s mission
Drafts documents, such as funding proposals, research summaries, and annual reports as required by grantors
Evaluates requests for the issuance of criminal or civil complaints; analyzes evidence presented for sufficiency and determines if additional evidence is required
Advises the general public and law enforcement personnel on criminal and civil enforcement matters
Represents the District Attorney’s Office by providing presentations outside the office as needed
Other duties as assigned, including conducting jury trials
Licenses/Certificates: Membership in the California State Bar is required at the time of appointment. An employee must possess a valid California Class C driver's license or have access to transportation to meet work assignments.
Working Knowledge of:
The duties, responsibilities, powers and limitations of the Office of the District Attorney; legal ethics; methods of legal research and writing; rules of evidence
Thorough Knowledge of:
Principals of criminal and civil law, criminal procedure and trial practice; constitutional, statutory and decisional laws of the State of California
Gather and evaluate data, draw logical conclusions; evaluate facts and formulate an effective course of action; read, interpret and apply the principles contained in statues, published court decisions and other relevant legal precedent; orally communicate complex information and concepts to persons of divergent socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds; present persuasive arguments as an advocate in a clear and reasoned manner; and conduct effective direct and cross-examination of witnesses in a courtroom; write clearly and concisely; organize large quantities of complex material in a logical manner for presentation in court; effectively and logically present evidence in complicated criminal and civil proceedings; recognize and evaluate approaches to situations of a potentially sensitive nature; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work; think creatively; develop new methods, procedures or approaches to achieve desired results, as well as train and review the work of less experienced staff.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
As a condition of employment, the incumbent will be required to:
Possess and maintain active membership in the State Bar of California
Successfully complete a background investigation, which includes a fingerprint and DMV check.
Possess and maintain a valid California class C driver license or be able to provide suitable transportation that is approved by the appointing authority.
The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made.
Final filing date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017.All application material must be received by the priority screening date for a guaranteed review. Applications received after this date will be considered on an as needed basis until the position is filled.
Applicants who fail to complete the required materials will not be considered for this position. Resumes alone will not be accepted in lieu of required application materials.
A complete application packet includes:
Completed Monterey County Application
Response to each supplemental question
Application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants who are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process. To further assess applicant’s possession of required qualifications, this examination may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance examination, and/or written examination.
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