York County Trial Deputy Prosecutor-Special Crimes Unit

Salary : $63,000.00 Annually Minimum

Department: District Attorney’s Office

Position Summary:

The Special Crimes Unit is involved from pre-charge through post sentencing of all sex crimes being prosecuted by the Office of the District Attorney.  A Trial Deputy Prosecutor is a trial attorney, and as such must possess superior analytical abilities, excellent communication skills, a thorough comprehension of the current state of the law, and a commanding persona in the courtroom.

Under the direction supervision of the Senior Deputy Prosecutor for the Special Case Unit (SCU), the Trial Deputy is responsible for the prosecution of child abuse, adult sexual assault, and felony domestic violence.  The Trial Deputy evaluates the merits of each assigned case, strength of the evidence, relative severity of the crime and its impact on the victim and the community, and special policy considerations as they apply to each case.  The Trial Deputy also acts as a consultant to law enforcement officials, probation officers and other service providers in the criminal justice system.

A Trial Deputy Prosecutor must be a licensed attorney, admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Screen assigned cases for arraignment, plea offer, pretrial litigation, trial presentation and post-trial litigation.
  • Conduct pretrial and post-trial hearings, bench and jury trials, summary conviction appeals, preliminary hearings and current business sessions assigned to the team.
  • Prepare plea offers and communicate them to defendants and their attorneys.
  • Verify the Rule 600 status of each case.
  • Evaluate the relative merits of each assigned case to assist the Senior Deputy in prioritizing each term’s trial list in, taking into consideration:  Rule 600; witness availability; relative severity of the crime; impact on the victim and community; special considerations of the arresting officer; strength of the evidence; credibility of the witnesses; and other special policy considerations as they apply to each case.
  • Prepare pretrial, post-trial and appellate briefs and memoranda of law.
  • Coordinate activities with law enforcement, the County Detective, support staff personnel, Case Manager and Victim/Witness Coordinator assigned to the team.
  • Perform the duties of the Senior Deputy during temporary periods of absence or vacancy.

Essential Requirements:

A Trial Deputy Prosecutor must be a licensed attorney, admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Please send resumes to Kyle King, Chief Administrator at kgking@yorkcountypa.gov.

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