Clark County, NV DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY - CRIMINAL DIVISION in Las Vegas, Nevada

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY - CRIMINAL DIVISION

Salary

$71,323.20 - $139,172.80 Annually

Location

Clark County - Las Vegas, NV

Job Type

PERMANENT

Department

District Attorney

Job Number

14836

Closing

5/11/2018 5:01 PM Pacific

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ABOUT THE POSITION

The Clark County District Attorney's Office invites you to apply for the position of Deputy District Attorney. Deputy District Attorneys prepare, file, and present the prosecution case in all phases of criminal cases, including jury trials and bench trials. Deputy District Attorneys also perform other varied duties as assigned by the District Attorney.

This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources.

This recruitment will be used to fill vacancies in the Criminal division of the District Attorney's Office.

Some positions may be Grant Funded. Grant Funded positions are subject to continuation based on availability of grant funds and the employee will be terminated without right of appeal when such funds are no longer available.

Resume Requirement: In order to be considered for this recruitment, candidates are required to submit a resume at time of application.

Candidates selected for an interview will be required to submit law school transcripts and a writing sample to the District Attorney's Office prior to interview.

Scoring: Your score will be determined by a training and experience rating of the completed application package. You will receive 50 points for meeting the minimum qualification requirements listed on your application. After these requirements are met, a review of your application, resume and supplemental attachment will be completed with up to an additional 50 points awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Bar exams candidate has successfully passed (Up to 3 points)

  • Ranking of law school attended by candidate (Up to 5 points)

  • Class standing of candidate in law school (Up to 6 points)

  • Law Review/Trial Advocacy/Moot Court/Mock Trial Participation (Up to 6 points)

  • Prosecutorial or judicial clerkship/internship/externship (Up to 5 points)

  • Experience trying jury trials to final verdict (Up to 5 points)

  • Length and type of legal experience (Up to 5 points)

  • Other significant experience/factors (Up to 10 points)

  • Personal narrative (Up to 5 points)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience: Possession of a certificate of admission to the Bar of the State of Nevada and eligibility to practice law before the courts of the State of Nevada.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.

Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon the results of a background investigation, which may include both a pre- and post-offer background check for positions within the District Attorney's Office, and a test for controlled substances.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Prepares and presents State's evidence in criminal actions to include legal arguments regarding merit. Argues on behalf of the State against various writs, petitions, motions and other filings. Represents the State in court hearings or proceedings on criminal law matters, including arraignments, preliminary hearings, hearings, trials, and post-conviction and appellate proceedings. Prepares and supervises the preparation of legal briefs filed on behalf of the State, and correspondence, records and reports as assigned. Presents plea negotiations with opposing attorneys. Interviews and communicates with witnesses and other relevant individuals in regard to criminal or civil action. Confers with investigators regarding the collection of facts and evidence. Advises law enforcement of the legality of search warrants. Performs legal research and studies. Interprets and applies laws, court decisions and legal points and authorities for use in the preparation of cases, opinions and briefs for the prosecution. Confers with and advises County officials, employees, and representatives on legal questions. Drafts ordinances, resolutions and other legislative measures. Represents the County in cases initiated by or against the County. May supervise, train and evaluate other attorneys. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. Maintains accurate records and files. Uses standard office equipment, including a computer in the performance of the work. May drive a personal or County vehicle in the course of the work or be capable of arranging for transportation to off-site locations in order to attend meetings and conduct other legal business.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Stand for prolonged periods of time. Speak in a clear and comprehensible manner. Hear and respond to questions posed. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

Clark County offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Comprehensive Group Health Insurance Plan

  • Disability Insurance & Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Vacation

  • Sick Leave

  • Paid Holidays

  • Employer-Paid Retirement

  • Credit Union Eligibility

  • Nevada has no State Income Tax

CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/ EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER