Lackawanna County Assistant District Attorney-Full Time

Job Summary:

Assistant District Attorney performs a variety of duties associated with prosecuting criminal cases.  The selected candidate cannot maintain a private practice.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Works with law enforcement agencies as well as county detectives to investigate criminal activity.
  • Assists with cross system collaboration and aid with real time data collection by being present at crime scenes.
  • Disseminates information concerning crime prevention in the community.
  • Investigates and prosecutes criminal cases in the District Attorney’s Office as directed.
  • Participates in community intervention and crime prevention programs throughout the county
  • Works with various functional units in the District Attorney’s Office to develop strategies to reduce crime in the county.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Strong foundation with Pa Rules of Evidence.

Education and Experience:

  •  Graduate of an accredited law school.
  •  Licensed to practice law in Pa.

Physical/Job Requirements:

  • Must have physical stamina to assist in crime scene investigations.
  • Must be able to work different work hours/shifts.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

The Lackawanna County District Attorney is an AA/EOE-M/F/V/H.

Reply to:  finnertyb@lackawannacounty.org

Salary Range:  $40,000.00-$60,000.00 with full county benefits.

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