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Assistant District Attorney

Company: Mercer County Commissioners
Location: Mercer
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Mercer County District Attorney's OfficeAssistant District Attorney- Full Time The Mercer County District Attorney's Office is currently seeking a Full Time AssistantDistrict Attorney. Deadline to Apply: 9/24/2022County Of Mercer - Employee Job DescriptionDepartment: District Attorney's OfficePosition Title: Assistant District Attorney (Full Time)Pay Classification: P&A 09 - (Entry is $56,910/yr. - $80,932/yr.)Reports To: District AttorneyDate of Job Description Creation/Update: 9/6/2022 Overall Descriptions of the Position: Assistant District Attorneys will act on authority delegated by the District Attorney to represent the Commonwealth in the prosecutions of those who have violated the laws. They will be responsible for the prosecution of a criminal caseload's full lifecycle, including trials and other criminal proceedings.Position Requirements:Minimum Education and/or Experience Required:Juris Doctor degree and is a member of the bar in good standing in the Commonwealth of PennsylvaniaLicensed to practice law before the Courts of the Commonwealth of PennsylvaniaContinuing legal education requiredComprehensive knowledge of Pennsylvania's Criminal Code, Vehicle Code, Drug Act, Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rules of Appellate Procedure, Game Commission Code, sentencing guidelines and Rules of Professional ConductMust possess thorough knowledge of state substantive and procedural law and rules of evidenceAbility to comprehend and interpret a variety of documents including police reports, crime and hospital lab reports, medical records, insurance statements, State and other criminal statutes, legal codes, constitutional provisions and administrative regulationsAbility to analyze facts, evidence and precedents and to arrive at logical interpretationsSkill and ability to organize and present facts and evidence in legal proceedingsMust possess a sense of fairness which allows for vigorous yet just prosecution of all offenders while protecting the rights of crime victims and societyAbility to communicate effectively with victims of crimes, police officers, jurors, judges, attorneys, doctors, coroners, criminals and others, verbally and in writingAbility to prepare a variety of documents, including pleadings, motions, briefs, letters and other correspondenceAbility to practice effective time management, organization skills and to concentrate and work on details of several cases at onceAbility to maintain confidentiality regarding all aspects of on-going criminal casesPA Child Abuse Clearances are requiredValid Driver's License and ability to travel in-county Position Duties:Evaluates evidence relative to propriety of criminal charges and search warrantsAdvises police officers working in the field on charging decisions, drafting of criminal complaints, search warrants, statement of probable cause and investigationsReads and analyzes discovery materials and legal precedents in preparing for cases, including determining strategy to be used in prosecuting the casesPrepares legal briefs, legal correspondence and memoranda, pleadings, motions and petitionsAssembles and evaluates evidence, including interviews and prepares witnesses for various court appearancesRepresents the Commonwealth in the prosecution of cases at preliminary hearings, pretrial motions, trials before court and/or jury, post-verdict motions and appeals to the Superior and Supreme Courts of PennsylvaniaRepresents the Commonwealth in Post-Conviction Relief Act hearings in the Court of Common Pleas and appeals from there to the Superior and Supreme Courts of PennsylvaniaRepresents the Commonwealth in Juvenile Court proceedings and all appeals there fromRepresents the Commonwealth in summary appealsDoes legal research and makes oral arguments and prepares written briefs before all Commonwealth and federal courtsAll other duties as assigned. To ApplyPlease complete the standard County of Mercer Application (available online at www.mercercountypa.gov ) and send a letter of interest, salary history, and your resume to the following: Mercer County HR Department 17 Courthouse Mercer, PA 16137** The County of Mercer Standard Applications can be found at www.mercercountypa.gov or can be obtained by stopping in the Human Resource office located on the basement level of the Courthouse.Deadline to Apply: Sept. 24, 2022

Keywords: Mercer County Commissioners, Pittsburgh , Assistant District Attorney, Legal , Mercer, Pennsylvania

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