Full-Time Attorney- Criminal Division
WEBER COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE – FULL-TIME WITH BENEFITS
JOB SUMMARY: Under general guidance and direction of a County Attorney, performs routine professional legal work in civil or criminal cases in the County Attorney’s Office. MAJOR DUTIES (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class.) Prosecutes the civil or criminal eases in Justice, Juvenile or District Court. Gathers and analyzes evidence in cases and reviews pertinent decisions, policies, regulations and other legal matters pertaining to cases; interviews witnesses; presents evidence against accused to grand jury for indictment or release of accused as required; appears against accused in a court of law and presents evidence before judge and jury. Prepares and issues complaints, warrants and subpoenas; provides legal advice and prepares formal legal opinions on wide range of problems for various county departments and law enforcement agencies; drafts ordinances, contracts and other documents; investigates unattended deaths. Talks to and consults with private citizens; attends board and public meetings and gives legal advice. Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations. Performs related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor Degree. AND some experience is preferred Working knowledge of general law, state statutes and case law precedents; working knowledge of sources of legal research and references; working knowledge of court procedure and rules; working knowledge of the Uniform Rules of Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, and Utah Rules of Evidence. Ability to apply legal principles and knowledge to individual cases; ability to analyze, appraise and organize facts, evidence, and precedents and apply them to legal issues; ability to write briefs, legal memoranda, and opinions clearly, concisely, and grammatically correct; ability to speak clearly and concisely.
SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS Must be a member of the Utah Bar Association. Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code. Must possess a valid Utah driver’s license