Closing Date: 14th July, 2022
Description of Work
Salary Grade: Flat Rated:
***This position is time-limited, grant funded, full-time.***
**Funding for this position will end on September 30, 2023.**
The North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys is seeking a qualified individual to serve in the position of Regional Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor. Resource Prosecutors assist prosecutors in impaired driving and other traffic related cases. This position will be housed in Eastern Region North Carolina.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Provide legal advice and technical assistance on matters relating to such cases.
- Assist with pre-trial investigations.
- Act as lead or associated counsel when requested or assigned.
- Represent the state in designated DWI and traffic dockets when requested or assigned, prepare briefs, legal memoranda, and other pleadings for use at hearings, trials, or an appeal of such cases.
- Assist the Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP) in providing training programs for prosecutors and law enforcement in methods of gathering evidence, especially in emerging technology, and trial techniques.
- Prepare periodic articles and other written material for prosecutors and law enforcement regarding "hot topic" issues and participate in national and state meetings to keep apprised of the most current information on traffic safety issues.
- Each regionally based position serves several districts and requires frequent travel to the districts in the position serves.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
- Knowledge of: federal, state, common, and constitutional law; judicial procedures and rules of evidence; case, statutory, and common law; NC General Statutes to prosecute criminal cases; judicial and quasi-judicial procedures; legal research methods, techniques, sources, databases, and other research tools; the principles and protocols for the evidentiary gathering of information, documents, financial records, and other data that may be used in trial court processes, protocols, and strategies; the operations of the NC court system; and ethical and professional standards of conduct.
- Skill in: interpreting and applying complex criminal laws to information, evidence, and other data; listening techniques used in interviewing witnesses; using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of case facts; researching and identifying precedence in case law; utilizing and evaluating electronic legal research and online systems; negotiating plea agreements; organizing work; setting priorities; meeting critical deadlines; and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
- Ability to: analyze facts, laws, rules, regulations, interpretations, and related written documents and apply applicable law to those facts; conduct legal research; plan, develop, and execute an effective litigation strategy to achieve desired results; prepare, organize, and conduct witness examinations; deliver opening statements, closing arguments, and evidentiary objections; express complex legal concepts and related facts in a clear and concise manner; argue clearly, logically, and persuasively; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with attorneys, law enforcement agencies, and other participants in the criminal justice process; recognize and solve problems; produce legal interpretations in a quick and responsive manner for court officials; write reports, motions, briefs, and other legal documents; deal tactfully with sensitive situations; communicate both orally and in writing; and work independently.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school and an active license to practice law in North Carolina.
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