York County Trial Deputy Prosecutor

Job Title: Trial Deputy Prosecutor
Salary: $60,000.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Judicial Center – 45 North George Street, York
Department: District Attorney’s Office

Position Summary:

Trial Deputy Prosecutors are the first-line attorneys charged with completing the mission of the District Attorney’s Office.  First and foremost, a Trial Deputy is in fact 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 direct supervision of a Senior Deputy Prosecutor, the Trial Deputy is responsible for the prosecution of all types of misdemeanor criminal offenses and handles all phases of those prosecutions from pre-arrest investigation through post-sentencing appeals.  The Trial Deputy performs their duties in accordance with this office’s mission statement and commitment to diversity.

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.


The County strives to attract and retain top performers.  Offering a comprehensive/competitive compensation package supports this effort.  Compensation packages go beyond earnings.   A Compensation Package is the sum of direct benefits (salary, allowances, bonuses, commissions) and indirect benefits (insurance, pension, vacations, etc.) received from an employer.  Employee benefits are optional, indirect non-wage components of a compensation package provided to employees, in addition to their regular wages or salaries.

Subject to the correlating Collective Bargaining Agreement, the following summary discusses employee benefits made available by the County.

All full-time employees, regularly scheduled to work thirty-two (32) or more hours per week, are eligible for employee benefits and may elect to participate in County offered health plans.

Waiting Period:

Full-time employees will be eligible for medical, vision, prescription and dental coverages on the first day of the month following sixty (60) calendar days of employment, upon application by employee.

Other benefits such as life insurance and short-term disability coverages will become effective the first day of the month following ninety (90) calendar days of employment.

Remember-you must enroll to begin your health benefits coverage.


Dependents may be eligible for medical, prescription, vision, and dental insurances. Dependents could include your spouse (any legally married spouse, including same sex and opposite sex), dependents under age twenty-six (26), and unmarried children who are physically or mentally disabled, at any age, so long as the child was disabled prior to age twenty-six (26).

Contribution Rates:

When enrolled into health benefits, the employee and the County share the cost which varies by the coverage selection and number of dependents. Employee contributions are paid through payroll deductions.

Contribution rates for medical/health coverages are set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Medical Insurance and Prescription Coverage:

Health insurance benefits are considered the foundation of any benefit program.  By providing protection against unexpected and catastrophic medical care expenses, the County’s medical care and prescription drug plan is one of your most important and valuable benefit programs.  Employees can experience a peace of mind, leading to increased productivity and satisfaction, by being assured that they and their families have financial protection over medical mishaps.

Health insurance is described as coverage for participants and their dependents, providing payment of expenses incurred by the insured for medical care resulting from sickness or injury.  The County currently offers the choice of two (2) medical plans, a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan and a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP).

Prescription drug coverage is separate from the medical plan and is administered through a pharmacy benefit manager.  Covered medications can be purchased from a participating retail pharmacy or through the mail order pharmacy.

Employee co-payments for regular office visits, visits to specialists, emergency room, and various tiers of prescription drugs are set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Vision Insurance:

Vision insurance is a financial protection plan for reduced costs and/or fees associated with routine preventive eye care, and vision correction services and products.  The County offers both basic and enhanced vision options, with required employee contributions being determined by the choice of plans.

Dental Insurance:

Dental plans integrate financial assistance and delivery of services to covered individuals to meet general dental care needs.  The County offers both basic and enhanced dental options, with required employee contributions being determined by plan selection.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA):

The County provides three (3) separate FSA accounts that cover (1) medical, dental and other health care expenses, (2) child/dependent day care, and (3) qualified parking expenses.  Your contributions to the FSA are deducted from your pay on a pre-tax basis.  The Medical Reimbursement Account includes a debit card for immediate access.

A Flexible Spending Account can give you significant savings on applicable/eligible expenses not covered by insurance.

Waive Insurance:

Full-time employees, who can demonstrate health insurance coverage from another source, may opt out of medical, dental, prescription and vision insurance coverages.  Under this arrangement, the employee is provided with an annual pro-rated opt-out payment during the year after the employee has waived insurance.

Basic Term Life Insurance:

Life insurance coverage, including an Accidental Death and Dismemberment Rider, is provided to all full-time employees.  There is no cost to the employee for this coverage.  In the event of death, the County will pay your selected, designated beneficiary(s) a sum equal to your annual salary (rounded up to the nearest $1,000), up to a maximum of $50,000. Coverage remains in effect as long as the employee is actively employed on a full-time basis, and terminates upon resignation or retirement.

Optional Term Life Insurance:

Employees can purchase additional term life insurance for themselves, and if enrolled, coverage for eligible dependents can be purchased.  Cost is determined via group rates and is paid through convenient payroll deductions.


The County Retirement Fund was established to provide ancillary income during retirement, supplementing Social Security benefits, as well as personal savings/assets.

All employees who are regularly scheduled to work at least one thousand (1,000) hours per year are required to contribute to the Plan a minimum of five percent (5%) of their pensionable wages, as defined in the Summary Plan Description,  per pay period on a tax deferred basis.   Employees have the option of contributing up to an additional ten (10%) percent to the fund on an after-tax basis.

Contributions will commence immediately, and will be reflected in your initial pay, and every pay period thereafter.  The County provides a yearly personalized statement to participating employees regarding the status of their individual pension account.

Upon the earlier of completion of five (5) years of employment service or reaching the age of sixty (60), participating employees are considered to be “vested”  (entitled to receive a pension benefit).

Deferred Compensation Plan:

Employees may participate in an optional deferred compensation plan [457(b)] which may provide  tax advantages and future retirement savings.  Such arrangements, making it easy for employees to voluntarily set aside more money for retirement, are made directly with the provider.  The sole responsibility of the County is administering payroll deductions.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP):

To help in resolving personal matters that affect families or job performance, the County provides confidential access to professional counseling services for employees and their immediate family members.  An employee or qualified dependent is eligible to receive up to three (3) counseling sessions, individual or group, at no cost, after which sessions may be covered by an employee’s  health insurance plan.  This program provides for anonymity of the employee and/or dependent.  The confidentiality of clients is always maintained, except under certain legally required instances.

Eligibility commences on the first day of employment.


The County designates thirteen (13) paid holidays each year.   Eligibility commences the first day of employment; however, in order to receive holiday pay, an employee must be on compensable time the scheduled workday before and the scheduled workday following the holiday.


The County provides a flexible approach to vacation time, acknowledging that employees have diverse needs for time away from work, such as rest and relaxation, etc.   To meet those needs, the County offers a vacation benefit to full-time employees, working at least thirty-two (32) hours per week on a regular basis.

Bargaining unit members are eligible for vacation leave as detailed in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Vacation is accumulated monthly upon hire or transfer into a benefit-eligible position. Vacation accumulations are available for use following ninety (90) calendar days of employment and are paid at the employee’s regular rate of pay.

Sick Leave:

Employees shall be eligible for and receive paid sick leave according to a schedule located in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.  An employee may use sick leave for an illness, emergency or medical appointment for themselves or family members. Sick Leave accumulations are available for use following ninety (90) calendar days of employment and are paid at the employee’s regular rate of pay.

Personal Leave:

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, employees are entitled to two (2) days of paid personal leave each year.


The County recognizes the need for time away from work in instances of personal loss. Full-time employees who have a death in their immediate family are granted time off with pay in recognition of the need to make arrangements associated with the death and to attend the funeral or memorial service.  Dependent upon the relationship of a deceased family member, employees may receive up to four (4) days with pay, according to schedule located in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Tuition Reimbursement:

The County’s primary objective in the implementation of tuition reimbursement is to improve the work-related skills of employees for the benefit of the citizens of the County.  All full-time employees who have successfully completed one (1) year of employment may be eligible for tuition reimbursement involving degreed program courses of study, through accredited colleges, universities, trade schools, on-line learning sites or other approved training institutions, which are directly related to the employee’s position, agency and/or departmental needs.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement outlines details related to specific educational costs.

Jury Duty:

Employees summoned for jury duty shall be granted time off while attending court as a jury member.  Subject to proper submission of documentation and following detailed procedures, the employee will be paid by the County at his/her normal base rate of pay.


The information in this summary of benefits is intended for informational purposes only and is subject to change or update without prior notice.  The County reserves the right to make improvements and/or changes in products, pricing, or programs described in this information at any time without notice.

Please send resumes to:

York County District Attorney’s Office
Attn: Kyle King
45 North George Street
York, PA 17401

Or email Kyle King at KGKing@YorkCountyPA.gov.

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