Washington County Assistant District Attorney



The Washington County District Attorney’s office is seeking to hire a FT Assistant District Attorney to prepare and prosecute criminal cases from preliminary hearing to completion, which may entail a jury trial, non-jury trial, or any other non-trial disposition such as a guilty plea, diversionary program, or appeal.  This position must be responsive to citizens, victims, law enforcement personnel and the policies of the District Attorney’s office in the disposition of their cases.

A Juris Doctor Degree and a license to practice law in Pennsylvania (member of the Pennsylvania Bar) are required, as is prior experience as an attorney.  Two years of job-related experience, two or more years of job-related experience for the District Attorney’s office. Must have strong analytical, research and writing skills.  Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.  Must have a professional and competent attitude, demeanor and appearance.  Ability to maintain confidentiality.  Ability to work as part of at team and have strong organizational and interpersonal skills.  Twelve hours of continuing legal education is required annually.

A thorough knowledge of the law (statutes, court cases, ruling and regulations), the court system and legal proceedings is essential, as is the ability to perform legal research.  The incumbent must remain current in the law through continuing education.  Computer skills are necessary, including Microsoft Office, Westlaw (legal research) and Court Management System.  A valid driver’s license and use of personal vehicle is required for travel throughout the County.

Starting salary – $73,460

Benefits available after 90-days

Please apply by completing an application found at www.washingtoncopa.us

Applicants must be able to clear a criminal background check, a reference check, provide clearances and pass post pre-employment physical requirements.