Description:

Position Summary
Deputy District Attorney 2: Starting Annual Salary $80,609-$85,518
Deputy District Attorney 3: Starting Annual Salary $89,179-$94,610

Deputy District Attorney 2:
Your job in the department is to . . .
Represent the State of Oregon as a trial lawyer in the prosecution of misdemeanor and low-level felony proceedings in circuit court and is the mid-level classification in the deputy district attorney series.

Your job also involves . . .
Providing legal advice and assistance to law enforcement agencies in investigations at all hours of the day and night as well as advising, counseling, and conducting special training for Deputy District Attorney 1 and all law enforcement agencies.

Deputy District Attorney 3:
Your job in the department is to . . .
Represent the State of Oregon as a trial lawyer in the prosecution of a specialized caseload of felony and measure 11 offenses. Those offenses include but are not limited to complex property and financial crimes, drug crimes, sex crimes, domestic violence, child abuse and elder abuse crimes, assault and homicide and is the advanced level classification in the deputy district attorney series.

Your job also involves . . .
Providing legal advice and assistance to law enforcement agencies in investigations at all hours of the day and night as well as advising, counseling, and conducting special training for Deputy District Attorney 1 or 2 and all law enforcement agencies.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities
Deputy District Attorney 2:
Job Functions
  • Provide assistance and advice to law enforcement and other partner agencies in investigating low level felony and misdemeanor cases:
  • Assist and advise law enforcement agencies in applications for arrests and search warrants and assist in drafting these warrants when necessary.
  • Teach basic criminal law and search and seizure to law enforcement personnel.
  • Provide, on a scheduled basis, off hour, 24 hour a day on call service to law enforcement agencies requiring assistance during nights or weekends.
  • Respond to crime scenes if asked by law enforcement agencies and at the direction of the District Attorney and/or Chief Deputy District Attorney.
  • Provide legal information to law enforcement in regards to unattended deaths, release body or determines if more investigation of a crime is necessary.

Charge and prosecute crimes in Lincoln County:
  • Determine whether investigations are complete and sufficient to present to the grand jury for charging decisions and takes cases through grand jury and the formal indictment process.
  • Analyze police reports and evidence of search warrant affidavits, reviews legal issues and requests further investigations, if necessary.
  • Interview, prepare, and subpoena witnesses to testify.
  • Prepare cases and paperwork for filing in the courts.
  • Responsible for negotiating with the defense bar.
  • Alert the District Attorney to potentially high profile or sensitive cases.
  • Research and draft legal opinions and memoranda in response to defense motions.
  • Initiate motions on behalf of the State of Oregon and litigates pretrial motions.
  • Prosecute low level felony and misdemeanor cases on behalf of the State.
  • Evaluate presentence investigation reports, use knowledge of sentencing guidelines, present evidence of witnesses to support sentencing recommendations, and formulate and regulate appropriate sentences based on criminal convictions and other related factors.
  • Provide support and assistance to survivors and victims, with the assistance and coordination of DA Office Victim Assistance.
  • Analyze probation violation reports to determine whether to proceed with probation violation hearings, initiate and prosecute probation revocations arising out of felony convictions.
  • Prosecute violations of diversion agreements.
  • Prepare for and appear in hearings, trials, court arraignments, and other miscellaneous proceedings, cover for other attorneys, when necessary.
  • Participate in specialty courts, including drug court, mental health court, HOPE court and domestic violence court as assigned by the DA/Chief DDA. Participation includes staffing cases, making appropriate offers, monitoring progress and filing probation violations and/or motions to terminate probation when appropriate.

Special Assignments: These tasks are performed as part of the primary job functions and are not separately allocated by Frequency and % of Time.

The Deputy District Attorney assigned to juvenile cases advises and consults with the Juvenile Department staff regarding the filing and negotiation of criminal petitions:
  • Represent juvenile department in contested hearings.
  • Assist case workers in dispositional recommendations and presentations, including collecting necessary information requested by the Court in the disposition of cases.
  • In conjunction with the Juvenile Department, decides which children are appropriate for remand proceedings.
  • Represent the State in all juvenile remand hearings and is responsible for the case processed properly once it is in the adult court system.
  • Review disposition and all recommendations on dependency petitions.
  • Respond to officer and community questions involving juveniles.
  • Inform the juvenile department and children's services division of new cases and laws pertinent to juveniles.
  • One or more Deputy District Attorneys are assigned to the statutorily required Multi-Disciplinary interagency child abuse review team, Sexual Assault Response Team, Elder, Developmentally Disabled, Mental Health MDT, and Domestic Violence Response Team.
  • Review community referrals presented to CSD, the Juvenile Department, or local law enforcement.
  • Potential cases are discussed and reviewed for appropriate action, such as referral to law enforcement, continued investigation, remedial examination or decisions for community-based resources to respond.
  • Evaluate community response.

The Deputy District Attorney assigned to Child Support Enforcement is responsible for administration of the Child Support Unit:
  • Formulate and administer prosecution policies and guidelines for the Child Support Unit in accordance with the direction from the District Attorney.
  • Initiate court actions to establish judgments.
  • Investigate non-payment of child support.
  • Negotiate settlements and payment arrangements.
  • Enforce child support orders through a variety of civil and criminal legal remedies.
  • Conduct Judgment Debtor Examinations.
  • Initiate garnishments of bank accounts and assignments of wages; place liens on property, and initiate seizure of assets.
  • Prepare for and attend court proceedings regarding establishment arrears, modification of support orders, and both remedial and punitive contempt of court.
  • Prosecute criminal non-support cases in Circuit Court.
  • Present cases to the Grand Jury for indictment.

Deputy District Attorney 3:
Train and assist Deputy District Attorney 1s and 2s:
  • Aid, advise and train Deputy District Attorney 1 and 2 incumbents regarding case strategy, case law and charging decisions.
  • Provide training to Deputy District Attorney 1 and 2 incumbents in criminal law and procedure, trial practice, search and seizure, search warrants and other related matters.
  • Aid the general public inquiring about criminal laws and procedures.
  • Aid and advice to law enforcement agencies and assist in investigating complex felony cases:
  • Participate in homicide, narcotic, sex abuse, major assaults, and rape investigations.
  • Assist and advise police agencies in applications for arrests and search warrants and assist in drafting these warrants when necessary.
  • Teach basic criminal law and search and seizure to police personnel.
  • Train law enforcement on complex and changing areas of the law, including providing legislative and case law updates
  • Analyze police reports on sufficiency of evidence for search warrant affidavits, reviews legal issues and requests further investigations.
  • Analyze probation violation reports to determine whether to proceed with probation violation hearings.
  • Initiate and prosecute probation revocations arising out of felony and misdemeanor convictions.
  • Provide, on a scheduled basis, off hour 24 hour a day on-call service to law enforcement agencies requiring assistance during nights or weekends.
  • Respond to crime scenes if asked by law enforcement agencies and at the direction of the District Attorney and Chief Deputy District Attorney.
  • Provide basic function of Chief Deputy District Attorney or District Attorney in their absence.

Charge and prosecute crimes in Lincoln County:
  • Coordinate the prosecution of multi-jurisdiction felonies and misdemeanors.
  • Analyze facts and legality of felony criminal investigations; determine whether investigations are complete and sufficient to present to the Grand Jury or preliminary hearing for charging decisions.
  • Prepare indictments and present complex cases to the Grand Jury or at Preliminary Hearing.
  • Interview, prepare, and subpoena witnesses and victims to testify.
  • Prepare applications for court filings, including cases involving fugitives, extraditions, material witness matters, and wiretap orders.
  • Responsible for settling circuit court cases through bargaining and negotiations.
  • Communicate with defense bar regarding circuit court matters.
  • Keep District Attorney abreast of cases that are significant, high profile, or sensitive.
  • Research and draft legal opinions and memoranda in response to defense motions.
  • Initiate motions on behalf of the State of Oregon.
  • Litigate pretrial motions.
  • Prepare trial strategy to prosecute criminal cases.
  • Litigate complex felony cases on behalf of the State and Circuit Court.
  • Evaluate presentence investigation reports.
  • Present evidence of witnesses and victims to support sentencing recommendations.
  • Work with Victims Assistance Program to help in providing support and assistance to victims, referral to community services, and making them aware of case proceedings.
  • Prosecute violations of diversion agreements.
  • Prepare for and appears at daily Circuit Court arraignments, release hearings and other miscellaneous proceedings, covering for other attorneys when necessary.

Special Assignments: These tasks are performed as part of the primary job functions and are not separately allocated by Frequency and % of Time.

The Deputy District Attorney assigned to juvenile cases advises and consults with the Juvenile Department staff regarding the filing and negotiation of criminal petitions:
  • Represent juvenile department in contested hearings, subpoena appropriate witnesses, research legal issues, and present evidence and arguments to the court.
  • Assist caseworkers in dispositional recommendations and presentations, including collecting necessary information requested by the Court in the disposition of cases.
  • In conjunction with the Juvenile Department, decide which children are appropriate for remand proceedings.
  • Represent the State in all juvenile remand hearings and is responsible for the case being processed properly once it is in the adult court system.
  • Respond to officer and community questions involving juveniles.
  • Inform the Juvenile Department and DHS of new cases and laws pertinent to juveniles.

The Deputy District Attorney assigned to Child Support Enforcement is responsible for administration of the Child Support Unit:
  • Formulate and administer prosecution policies and guidelines for the Child Support Unit in accordance with the direction from the District Attorney.
  • Initiate court actions to establish judgments.
  • Investigate non-payment of child support.
  • Negotiate settlements and payment arrangements.
  • Enforce child support orders through a variety of civil and criminal legal remedies.
  • Conduct Judgment Debtor Examinations.
  • Initiate garnishments of bank accounts, and assignments of wages.
  • Place liens on property, and initiate seizure of assets.
  • Prepare for and attend court proceedings regarding establishment of arrears, modification of support orders, and punitive contempt of court.
  • Prosecute criminal non-support cases in Circuit Court.
  • Present cases to the Grand Jury or Preliminary Hearing for indictment.

One or more Deputy District Attorneys are assigned to the statutorily required Multi-Disciplinary interagency child abuse review team, Sexual Assault Response Team, Elder, Developmentally Disabled & Mental Health MDT, and Domestic Abuse Response Team:
  • Review community referrals presented to DHS, the Juvenile Department, or local law enforcement.
  • Discuss and review potential cases.
  • Evaluate community-wide response to financial crimes, child abuse, adult sexual assault, and domestic violence.

Typical Qualifications
Deputy District Attorney 2:
Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Education Level:
A Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited law school.

Minimum Experience Level:
One year
Specifics: progressively difficult and complex experiences as a trial attorney.

Driver’s License:
Oregon Driver's License required

Other Licenses:
Professional License required
Specifics: member of the Oregon State Bar in good standing at the time of the appointment.

Deputy Ditrict Attorney 3:
Minimum Qualifications:
Same educational and license requirements as a Deputy District Attorney 2.

Minimum Experience Level:
Two- Three years
Specifics: progressively difficult and complex experiences as a trial attorney.

Deputy District Attorny 2:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The required knowledge, skills and/or abilities are listed below:

Knowledge of:
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
  • Principles and practices of negotiation of conflict resolution.
  • Judicial procedure and rules of evidence.
  • Basic principles of forensics, principals of psychology and psychiatry related to criminal behavior, laws relating to forfeiture of property by felons.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management and performance evaluation.

Skill or ability to:
  • Identify and recommend realistic alternative solutions to problems.
  • Organize, interpret and apply legal principal.
  • Analyze facts, evidence and precedents, properly interpret evaluate and make decisions in accordance with the law.
  • Research, analyze and prepare legal documents, draft complex legal papers, reports and memoranda, set forth findings of facts and decisions in concise written form.
  • Effectively and persuasively argue facts, evidence precedents and recommendations to judges and juries.
  • Present cases to the court skillfully and at a level sufficient to meet opposing counsel.
  • Withstand intense pressures of trial practice.
  • Communicate effectively with people from a wide variety of backgrounds including the ability to obtain cooperation from young, reluctant and/or traumatized crime victims. Must often deal with dangerous and/or sociopathic individuals who often threaten bodily harm and are readily capable of inflicting same.
  • Complete a required number of continued legal education credits for each reporting period.
  • Work within the confines of the Ethical Rules set up by the Oregon State Bar.
  • Convey information, ideas, and facts both orally and in writing to supervisors, colleagues, and individuals, inside and outside the county, using language and a format the audience will best understand.
  • Utilize computers and other technology to communicate in written and verbal forms (e.g., word processing, texts, emails, spreadsheets, department-specific software).
  • Effectively relate well with others, including supervisors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the county. Develop and exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and maintain constructive professional working relationships.
  • Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Show up to work on time, and follows instructions, policies, and procedures. Meet productivity standards, deadlines, and work schedules.

Deputy District Attorney 3:
Knowledge, Skills And/Or Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The required knowledge, skills and/or abilities are listed below:

Knowledge of:
Same as a Deputy District Attorney 2 and...
  • Principles and practices of criminal law and procedure.
  • Judicial procedure and rules of evidence.

Skill or ability to:
Same as Deputy District Attorney 2 and...
  • Analyze and understand applicable, factual matters.
  • Conduct research on legal problems.
  • Research, analyze and prepare legal documents, draft complex legal papers, reports and memoranda, set forth findings of facts and decisions in concise written form.
  • Effectively and persuasively argue facts, evidence precedents and recommendations to judges and juries.
  • Present cases to the court skillfully and at a level sufficient to meet opposing counsel.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Withstand intense pressures of trial practice.
  • Communicate effectively with people from a wide variety of backgrounds including the ability to obtain cooperation from young, reluctant and/or traumatized crime victims.
  • Must often deal with dangerous and/or sociopathic individuals who often threaten bodily harm and are readily capable of inflicting same.

Job Conditions and Physical Demands
Working Conditions
Job Conditions: May require evening and weekend hours. Requires carrying of cell phone on a schedules basis to provide on-call law enforcement assistance on 24-hour basis. Often requires face to face confrontation with violent and sociopathic individuals which may involve threats of retribution and violence.

Work Location: Lincoln County

Travel: Occasional travel with personal vehicle in and out of county or state may be required for meetings, training, and interviews with witnesses and victims.

Physical Demands
  • Physical capability to handle high mobility demands and complex personal interactions.
  • Physical Ability: Tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds).
  • Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination. Some tasks require oral communications ability. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds.
  • Environmental Factors: Tasks are regularly performed with exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, animals/wildlife, toxic/poisonous agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.

Reasonable Accommodations
Lincoln County is committed to providing reasonable accommodations as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This job description indicates, in general, the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and essential functions expected of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.