Description:

Why It's a Great Opportunity:
The Criminal Division of the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is looking for highly motivated attorneys to join our office as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys (DPA).

This is entry level professional legal work. You will represent the State of Washington as a deputy prosecuting attorney in the prosecution of misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor offenses at the District Court level. You will manage a high-volume caseload in an organized and efficient manner. Duties are to be performed with professional discretion within office guidelines, professional ethics, standards and legal requirements.

If you seek challenging, meaningful legal work and a chance to give back to your community while working in a collegial office, this is a great opportunity.

Why It's a Great Department:
The Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is committed to the recruitment, hiring, retention and promotion of a diverse staff. Our commitment to diversity creates a strong and collegial office that promotes respect for the community we serve.

Our Department takes great pride in the collegial environment we have created. We are supportive of one another, highly competent and thrive on the collective teamwork of those who work in our office. We have high standards in our work product and for the support we provide.

How to be Successful in this Role:
We are looking for attorneys who exercise independent judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness in performing duties related to charging, negotiating, sentencing and trial work. You will perform duties with professional discretion and within office guidelines, professional ethics and standards, and legal requirements. The ability to work under pressure with tight timelines and perform daily risk analysis is essential.

Your Future in this Role:
This is a great opportunity to give back to the community in which you live and help Make Pierce County a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

Position Summary
Core Daily Responsibilities:
  • Working closely with other attorneys, clients, and staff.
  • Working in the District, Superior and Appellate Courts.
  • Work includes charging, negotiating, sentencing and trial work.
  • Work may include working on backlog, resentencing, DNA project, and Blake related case work.
  • Oral and written advocacy.

Qualifications
Minimum Requirements:
Must be admitted as an attorney in the State of Washington (RCW 36.27.010) and a U.S. Citizen (RCW 36.27.010, RCW 36.27.040, and RCW 29).

Preferred Requirements:
  • Experience working as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with oral and written advocacy skills.
  • Experience charging, negotiating, sentencing and trial work.

Special Requirements:
As a condition of employment, the applicant will need to authorize and complete a background check. Information received from the background check is reviewed case-by-case and will not necessarily remove an applicant from consideration