Closing Date: 25th March, 2023
An Assistant District Attorney is responsible for the prosecution of a wide array of criminal offenses and handles all phases of a prosecution from pre-investigation through post-sentence appeals. It is the duty of an Assistant District Attorney to seek justice. In doing so, an Assistant District Attorney is responsible for evaluating cases, taking into consideration resources, strength of the evidence, severity of the crime, any impact on victims and the community and policy considerations. Compensation is subject to collective bargaining.
Reporting Relationships:Supervision received directly from an Assistant District Attorney Unit Supervisor, with oversight from the First Assistant District Attorney and the District Attorney.
Essential Job Functions:
- Conduct Preliminary Hearing blocks.
- Screen assigned cases for discovery, plea offer, pretrial litigation, and trial presentation.
- Conduct pretrial hearings, jury and bench trials, juvenile hearings and posttrial hearings.
- Conduct summary conviction appeals, current business sessions, guilty pleas, and bench warrants.
- Prepare pretrial, post-trial and appellate briefs and memoranda of law.
Other Specific Tasks Or Duties
- Advise law enforcement officers on cases, charges and law.
- Verify Rule 600 status of each assigned case.
- Act as Duty DA to be on call for the office on a rotating basis.
- Assist in the training of all new Assistant District Attorneys
- Provide trainings to police or others as requested by DA.
- Complete continuing legal education in order to maintain license to practice law.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree
- Juris Doctorate degree
- Licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of PA
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
An Assistant District Attorney is a trial attorney and must possess analytical abilities, communication skills, a working knowledge of the criminal justice system as well as an understanding of the current state of the law, Pennsylvania crimes code, rules of criminal procedure and possess a presence in the courtroom.
- License to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
- Successfully meet the requirements of the criminal history background check.
- Compliance with the County's "authorized" driver guidelines.
Physical Requirements/work Environment
Work is sedentary in nature. Expect in the context of driving a motor vehicle in the course of employment, there are no specific physical demands.