The Deschutes County District Attorney's Office is currently accepting applications a limited-duration Deputy District Attorney. This position will be working on the Justice Reinvestment Project, which is funded by the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission. Project partners will include Deschutes County Parole and Probation, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Deschutes Circuit Court, and Deschutes County District Attorney's Office. Duties include examining incoming investigation reports to determine whether further investigation is needed or which criminal charges should be issued through reviewing and analyzing evidence, police reports, and related documents; appearing in court for arraignments, release hearings, plea proceedings, sentencing hearings, and other proceedings that the court may schedule. Must be prepared to advocate or respond to opponent and to inform the court of the State's position on the matter as well as supporting or contrary authority; determining and preparing motions and responding to motions; negotiating potential case resolutions as appropriate, in accordance with facts, law, and office policy; preparing and presenting cases for grand jury, as assigned, by preparing documents, conducting hearings, interviewing witnesses, advising jury on legal instructions and law, and completing indictments, warrants, or other documents as required; preparing and presenting trial cases in court, including studying reports and law, and reviewing prior proceedings; selection, subpoena, and interview of witnesses, direct preparation of jury instructions and verdict forms, and presenting evidence and arguments as required.
Graduation from an accredited school of law and must be a member in good standing with the Oregon State Bar. Must have superior communication skills, both orally and written.
Preference will be given for:
Must have some knowledge of:
Must have the ability to:
This is a limited-duration employment position as defined by Deschutes County Code Chapter 3.08.010. The position may be terminated by Deschutes County based upon the availability of discrete revenue sources. If the specified discreet revenue source has yet to terminate, the position may be terminated by the County to fulfill its business needs, as determined by the sole discretion of the County. This position will terminate no later than June 30, 2021.
Should funding changes occur such that the position is no longer restricted by the specified discreet revenue source, the County at its sole discretion may at that later date offer regular employment status to the incumbent in this position.