Published June 29, 2022
Position Title: Deputy County Attorney
Department: County Attorney’s Office
Salary or Pay Rate: $33.95 – $40.74 per hour, up to 40 hours per week.
Position Type: Temporary, Full-Time, Exempt, Non-Union. This is a temporary position that ends on December 31, 2022.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Broadwater County is seeking to hire a Deputy County Attorney. This position is responsible for prosecuting misdemeanor 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.
- Legal Counsel on civil and criminal court proceedings, including pre-trial proceedings, jury trials, bench trials, motions briefings and hearings, and other various court matters.
- Review police reports and witness statements, evaluate and makes decisions on misdemeanor criminal cases, prepare 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. This individual will be involved in advising local governments, boards of health, officials, and members of the public on public health compliance, including COVID-related matters.
- Perform other duties as assigned, including 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, work with law enforcement officers in ongoing criminal investigations, engage in sensitive communications with witnesses and victims of crime, and 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.
- This position is eligible to work from home on average 3 to 4 days per week.
- Attendance at Court and other required meetings will need to be in person.
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, a maximum of 20 pages.
515 Broadway St
Townsend, MT 59644
For questions on this position or on the application process, please call (406) 266-9202 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Broadwater County is an equal opportunity employer. Broadwater County shall, upon request, provide reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities. Veterans and Disabled preferences are applicable.