Potter County Assistant District Attorney

JOB TITLE: Assistant District Attorney
DEPARTMENT: Potter County District Attorney
SUPERVISOR’S TITLE: Potter County District Attorney
JOB CLASS: Appointed
HOURS:  Full Time
SALARY: Negotiable
BENEFITS: Yes
SIGNING BONUS:  $10,000.00

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

This position will assist the District Attorney with prosecution of criminal matters including case preparation, management and resolution functions.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare for and handle hearings including preliminary hearings, pretrial hearings, trials and any other type of hearing at which a representative from the Commonwealth must appear when assigned to do so by the District Attorney.
  • Prepare and file briefs, motions and other legal documents with the Court, as well as appellate courts when assigned.
  • Communicate with local law enforcement during business and non-business hours.
  • Respond to crime scenes and unattended death scenes throughout the County when required.
  • Communicate with defense attorneys.
  • Perform any other case preparation, management and resolution functions as assigned by the District Attorney.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school.
  • Member of Pennsylvania Bar and in good standing.
  • Prior legal experience desired, but not required.  Prior criminal law experience preferred.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS-UNUSUAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND/OR WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Keep up to date with ever changing status of the law, including new statutory enactments/revisions and caselaw. This includes extensive continuing education and training to keep current regarding all aspects and current rulings in criminal law.
  • Be on call when requested to respond to questions of law enforcement personnel and/or to go to crime scenes and assist with investigations.
  • Be able to effectively work with and be in contact with many members of government and the public.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time;
  • Ability to frequently stand and walk;
  • Normal manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination;
  • Corrected hearing and vision to normal range;
  • Verbal communication.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Possession of a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.

BENEFITS:

  • Salary
  • Benefit Package as approved by the Potter County Commissioners.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to the attention of Hon. Andy J. Watson, District Attorney, One North Main St. Suite 215, Coudersport, PA 16915 or districtattorney@pottercountypa.net. This job posting will remain open until filled.

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