Description:

General Purpose:
Under general guidance and the supervision of the City Attorney, this exempt position employee prosecutes criminal misdemeanors and infractions committed in Spanish Fork.

Essential Functions:
Works in conjunction with the police department to enforce criminal and traffic laws. This includes:
  • criminal prosecutions;
  • research legal issues and provide legal opinions
  • represent the City in court and hearings;
  • negotiate on behalf of the City;
  • conduct legal research;
  • prepare motions, pleadings, affidavits, written subpoenas, and responses;
  • evaluate and organize facts and evidence;
  • argue cases and motions in court;
  • prosecute misdemeanors which involve evaluation and investigation of facts;
  • interview witnesses;
  • trial preparation;
  • conduct trials;

Conducts research, examines documents, case law, evidence, correspondence, and other written material and provides legal opinions.

Must be able to maintain composure when dealing with irate, and/or emotional members of the public.

Must be able to meet attendance and punctuality requirements for this position. Must abide by all city policies and procedures. Must work well with others and be a team player.

Applicants will be required to submit to a criminal history background check and drug screen.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications:
  • Education and experience: Requires a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school with some experience in criminal law. Jury trial experience is preferred, but not required.
  • Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Must possess the ability to develop legal strategies and procedures; present information orally and in writing in a clear, concise, and logical form. Reason, write, communicate clearly, research, and analyze situations based upon legal principles. Possesses the ability to interact with the public and deal with stressful situations firmly, tactfully, and with respect for individual rights. Should be able to react quickly to unexpected dilemmas and conduct. Should possess basic knowledge of the law, general legal principles, along with an understanding of municipal, criminal, and public law.
  • Special Qualifications: Must be licensed by the Utah State Bar Association. Must maintain continuing legal education requirements.