Assistant Attorney General – Special Prosecutions

State of Utah

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Assistant Attorney General – Special Prosecutions

The Justice Division of the Utah Attorney General’s Office has an immediate opening for an Assistant Attorney General in the Special Prosecutions Section located in Murray, Utah. This is a full-time, career service position with benefits. Membership in the Utah State Bar in good standing is required upon application.

The successful candidate must have extensive prosecutorial experience in Utah State Courts. The type of cases handled in Special Prosecutions involve aggravated felony crimes, homicide, assault and domestic violence (both child and adult), communications fraud, forgery, theft, sex crimes and abuse (both child and adult), public corruption, identity theft, narcotics, and firearms.

The following documents should also be submitted:
Cover letter expressing the reason for applying (1 page)
Resume (2 pages)
Names of 3 References, email address and phone number (1 page)

Please do not exceed the maximum page limit noted above or send additional documentation such as reference letters, transcripts, and writing samples.
This position does not have telework or remote work options.

Example of Duties

Prepares cases by conducting legal research and gathering evidence.
Provides consultation, makes recommendations, gives appropriate advice, and/or facilitates decisions.
Determine needs in discovery, and/or completes discovery; participates in decision making and strategy sessions in preparing cases for court and determining evidence to be used.
Writes or drafts correspondence, reports, documents and/or other written materials.
Receives, researches and responds to incoming questions or complaints; provides information, explains policy and procedures, and/or facilitates a resolution.
Represents the state or the employing agency in lawsuits, grievances, and complaints.
Drafts litigation working documents; prepares documents consisting of concise decisions based upon facts of case interpretations of law and compliance with state and federal standards.
Conduct conferences with defendants and/or attorneys and negotiate settlements.
Represents clients at formal or informal hearings.
May be required to travel to various locations and stay overnight.

Typical Qualifications
(includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry into position)

agency and/or organizational program(s)
communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing
read, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and/or procedures
speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally
legal processes and procedures
applicable laws, rules, regulations and/or policies and procedures
civil and criminal justice laws
understand and apply case and statutory law
evaluate information against a set of standards
use logic to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions
laws, legal codes, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, the democratic political process, and legislative history
perform legal research using case law and appropriate techniques
laws governing access to public and private records (Government Records Access and Management Act)
make a decision or solve a problem by using logic to identify key facts, explore alternatives, and propose quality solutions
deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism
provide consultation and/or expert advice or testimony
rules of evidence
interpret and apply legal decisions and identify current and emerging trends in interpretation
Fair Labor Standards Act and related employment legislation
principles, theories, and practices of judicial or administrative law

Supplemental Information

A Juris Doctorate is required.
Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.
A conditional offer of employment will be made pending a satisfactory completion of a background investigation.
Must be able to travel as required.
Valid driver license required to drive a motor vehicle on a highway in this state per UCA 53-3-202(1)(a).
Active membership in the Utah State Bar.

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