Published October 11, 2022
Position Title: Deputy County Attorney
County: Broadwater County
Department: County Attorney’s Office
Salary or Pay Rate: $33.65 – $35.00 per hour
Position Type: Regular, Full-Time, Exempt, Non-Union
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Broadwater County is seeking to hire a Deputy County Attorney. This position is responsible for prosecuting criminal offenses in the Broadwater County Justice Court, representing the County government and other local government entities in legal proceedings, representing the State of Montana on select civil cases in District Court, and advising local government officials on civil law matters and compliance, to include public health enforcement matters.
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain courtroom experience prosecuting criminal cases or gain valuable civil law experience and expertise in local government, land use, public road law, and other areas of civil law. The practice takes place in an enjoyable work environment with a wide variety of interesting and engaging practice issues. The successful applicant will work under the supervision and mentorship of a full-time County Attorney, and in cooperation with other prosecutors in neighboring offices.
- Legal Counsel on civil and criminal court proceedings, to include pre-trial proceedings, jury trials, bench trials, motions briefings and hearings, and other various court matters.
- Review police reports and witness statements, evaluates and makes decisions on criminal cases, prepares witnesses and evidence for trials, and meet with victims of crime.
- Attend meetings of local governments and with local officials, prepare legal memoranda and correspondence responsive to requests from county officials, prepare and review contracts, advise local government officials on matters of state law and Constitution, advise local government officials on land use planning, and public road law.
- Perform other duties as assigned, to include occasionally attending District Court, assisting with mental health proceedings, assist with law enforcement, staff or other employee training.
- This position requires the applicant to review Confidential Criminal Justice Information (CCJI) and Criminal Justice Information Network (CJIN) criminal histories, to work with law enforcement officers in ongoing criminal investigations, to engage in sensitive communications with witnesses and victims of crime, and to protect privileged communications in the course of an attorney-client relationship.
The successful applicant will have a Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school, and will be licensed to practice law in the State of Montana. Experience as a judicial clerk or previous legal experience is preferred, but not required. This position requires the applicant to successfully pass a criminal background check in order to access CCJI and CJIN information. The applicant must be, and must remain, current on Montana Continuing Legal Education credits and obligations, including Ethics credits. The applicant need not be a resident of Broadwater County. The successful applicant will serve a 6 month probationary period.
Employees are eligible for the Health Benefits Plan that includes health, vision, dental and prescription drug coverage. Spouses and dependents are also eligible for enrollment at no additional cost to the employee. Employees earn generous leave and receive 10+ holidays paid per year. Membership in the Public Employee Retirement System includes a contribution from the County and begins on your first day of employment.
Submit a letter of interest to the address provided below or to email@example.com. Please address your qualifications, experience, interest, and unique attributes in the letter of interest. Include a current CV or resume and three professional / school references with contact information. Optional submission of a writing sample is encouraged, maximum of 20 pages.
515 Broadway St
Townsend, MT 59644