Closing Date: 14th July, 2024


General Purpose:
Performs administrative, professional and first?line supervisory duties as required to expedite the efficient and effective litigation of criminal cases. Assumes responsibility for the operation of the office in the absence of the elected County Prosecuting Attorney.

Supervision Received:
Works under the general supervision of the County Prosecuting Attorney.

Supervision Exercised:
Provides close to general supervision to Legal Secretaries and Deputy Prosecutor(s) while in training or on a case?by?case basis.

Essential Functions:
  • Directs the day?to?day operations of the department; receives case assignments, performs preliminary review to assure standing and delegates case load to professional staff; monitors case progress to assure efficient and effective processing and litigation.
  • Reviews performance of less experienced Deputy Prosecutors; provides on?the?job training and advises subordinates on professional technicalities, processes and procedures; makes recommendations for personnel actions, (i.e. advancement, retention, promotion, etc.)
  • Assists in the development of administrative procedures for county departments and agencies; assists department head in budget preparation and submits other recommendations when solicited; advises, counsels, and consults with various departments and agencies of the county.
  • Manages day-to-day public relations functions for the office; responds to media inquiries regarding cases; follows established policies and procedures; recommends and implements policies for media relations and general public relations.
  • Prepares and tries litigations against persons or organizations arising out of criminal activities; interviews victims, (of crimes, or other adverse actions) witnesses and police officers; recommends appropriate charges to be brought against accused persons or organizations.
  • Prepares necessary paperwork as needed to expedite law enforcement efforts, such as search warrants and affidavits, etc.
  • Prepares for court by performing legal research, drafting briefs, gathering and analyzing evidence; delivers the plaintiff's or county's case in criminal proceedings; attends and participates in arraignments, sentencing and preliminary hearings.
  • Prepares writs, subpoenas, and other legal documents; submits regular reports, written or verbal to apprise supervisor of status of assigned cases.
  • Provides legal advice to law enforcement and state agencies.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Educations and Experience:
    • Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctorate Degree;
    • And
    • Six (6) years of experience as a practicing attorney is preferred;
    • Or
    • An equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Thorough knowledge of the principles of law and their application; criminal trial procedures and the rules of evidence; Idaho Code, constitutional provisions and local ordinances as they apply to county government and its operation; case law related to a variety of county government subjects. Working knowledge of principles of supervision; budget development and fiscal management.
    • Ability to successfully conduct the prosecution or defense in all criminal cases assigned; present statements of fact, law and argument cleverly and logically; gather and evaluate information obtained through research investigations, and interrogations; develop effective relationships with the public, government officials, and judicial personnel; supervise subordinates.
  • Special Qualifications:
    • Must be eligible to practice law in the State of Idaho.
    • Must be accepted to Idaho State Bar.
  • Work Environment:
    • Incumbent of the position performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls. Tasks require variety of physical activities, not generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking. Interpersonal communication essential to job functions. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving. Periodic travel required in normal course of job performance.