Serves as chief deputy to the District Attorney; assists in the administration of department; prosecutes criminal offenses from submission of reports by police to final resolution; coordinates case assignments; supervises Deputy District Attorneys.Principal Duties
An employee in this classification may perform any of the following duties. However, these examples do not include all the specific tasks which an employee may be expected to perform.
- Reviews police reports, requests follow-up investigations, charges offenses by Information or Indictment.
- Drafts motions, orders, memoranda, Diversion Agreements and search and arrest warrants with supporting affidavits.
- Discusses by letter and telephone with defense attorneys matters regarding resolution of cases, discovery and pre-trial matters.
- Prepares witness lists and trial notes, researches legal issues and confers with citizen witnesses and police officers.
- Presents evidence and argument at arraignments, bail hearings, hearings on motions, trials, Grand Jury proceedings and mental commitment hearings.
- Conducts legal research necessary for case preparation to answer questions of County officials and broaden personal legal background; keeps abreast of court decisions on legislation affecting the County and criminal law.
- Meets on scheduled and unscheduled basis with staff personnel to discuss and offer advice on office policy and procedure, as well as special factual and legal issues in pending cases.
- Devises and implements forms and procedures to improve and expedite routine tasks of lawyers, and clerical staff.
- Advises citizens and police officers regarding criminal law and procedure.
- Chairs committees or other groups at the direction of the District Attorney.
- Attends community events and forums as a representative of the District Attorney's Office at the direction of the District Attorney.
- Interacts with press and other media, as needed, at the direction of the District Attorney.
- Maintain confidentiality at the direction of supervisor.
- Performs related duties as required.
Graduation from an accredited school of law. Member of the Oregon Bar at the time of appointment and remain in good standing. Minimum of five (5) years of experience at the level of Deputy District Attorney II; or any equivalent combination of experience and training.Supplemental Information
- Polk County offers a generous benefits package to support employees' physical, financialandemotionalwell-being. Benefits are available to regular status employees working 20 or more hours per week.
- Part time employees receive pro-rated benefits.
- Benefits will vary according to bargaining unit.
- Temporary employees are not eligible for benefits.
Health Insurance (medical, dental,Rx and vision): We offer Kaiser Permanente and Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Coverage varies according to bargaining unit.Employee share of the premium will vary according to bargaining unit and full-time or part-time status.
- Vacation: New full-time employees generally earn 12 vacation days per year; this increases with years of service. Part-time employees earn a pro-rated amount.
- Holidays: A generous number of paid holidays annually. This will vary accordingto bargaining unit.
- Personal Leave Days:These are floating holidays which the employee may use in full day increments.The number of Personal Leave Days varies according to bargaining unit.
- Sick Leave: 8 hours per month (pro-rated for part time) with no maximum accrual.
- Other Leaves: Jury duty, bereavement, military.
Retirement: We participate inthe Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). Polk County picks up the employee'sshare of the retirement contribution (6% of wages.)See the PERS website for more information: www.pers.state.or.us
Employee Assistance Program:Provides a variety of counseling options and/or online informationfor emotional well-being, relationships, financial, health, legal and personal growth.
Wellness Program:Polk Countyoffers a wellness programwiththe goal of encouraging employees to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Optional Benefits Include:
- Deferred Compensation: Employees may elect to participate in a 457(b) deferred compensation plan through convenient payroll deductions. We offerthe Oregon Savings Growth Plan and Nationwide.
- Life Insurance:Polk County provides basic life insurance and AD&D at no cost to employees.Additional insurance is available to purchase.
- Flexible Spending Accounts:Optionto participate in this pre-tax plan to cover eligible health and dependent care expenses.
- Aflac: Employees have the option of participating in a variety of Aflac plans.