State of Wyoming ATMA02-07963-Managing Attorney Level 2-Cheyenne in Cheyenne, Wyoming

ATMA02-07963-Managing Attorney Level 2-Cheyenne

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ATMA02-07963-Managing Attorney Level 2-Cheyenne

Salary

$7,548.00 - $9,435.00 Monthly

Location

Cheyenne, WY

Job Type

Full Time

Department

151-District Attorney-Laramie County

Job Number

07963

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Description and Functions

Open Until Filled

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Chief Prosecuting Attorney co-manages the felony trial division with the District Attorney, overseeing the prosecution of a wide variety of felony offenses that arise in Laramie County; mentors the junior felony and misdemeanor attorneys; all while handling a full-time caseload of upwards of 70 active cases consisting largely of crimes of violence, crimes against children, rapes and murders; prepares a variety of court documents and legal memoranda; argues motions before the courts; conducts approximately 8 to 12 felony jury trials per year as first chair and mentors junior attorneys through trial as second chair; confers with investigative agencies and coordinates investigations with law enforcement through all stages of the case; checks, instructs or directs the work of assigned legal assistants and other support staff; as necessary, in preparation of legal documents and coordination of schedules with court's offices.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

  • Co-manages all levels of attorneys in the office by supervising, advising and mentoring their case load.

  • Initiates prosecution of individuals for juvenile and felony criminal offenses for Laramie County.

  • Follows through judicial system until the case is resolved.

  • Works with law enforcement officers and agencies to ensure that all elements of the offense have been investigated and ensures that the defendants rights are not violated.

  • Reviews investigative reports; confers and negotiates with guardian ad litems and defense attorneys on pending cases, using communication and persuasive skills to achieve a fair resolution of the case.

  • Meets and confers with crime victims to ensure their rights are observed and that they have an opportunity to participate in the criminal justice system.

  • Investigates cases further in conjunction with law enforcement, seize evidence, collect facts and interviews people in preparation for jury trials.

  • Requires a thorough knowledge of the criminal laws, juvenile laws and jury instructions related to each.

  • Confers with other attorneys in office to determine status of caseload, providing necessary guidance or approval of case disposition.

Qualifications

PREFERENCES:

Preference will be given to employees with prior management experience.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of Wyoming criminal/juvenile statutes and regulations.

  • Knowledge of the rules of civil and criminal procedure and jury instructions.

  • Skill in organization and effective use of available time and resources.

  • Skill in communication, persuasive speech on diverse subjects.

  • Skill in leadership and decision making.

  • Skill in allocation of materials and personnel on priority basis.

  • Skill in teamwork with Law Enforcement and court personnel.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

Juris Doctorate

PLUS

Experience:

10+ years of relevant legal experience; and 3+ years of management experience

PLUS:

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Requires membership in the State Bar as an Attorney qualified to practice law in this state.

Necessary Special Requirements

NOTES:

  • FLSA: Exempt

  • This is an At-Will position and is appointed by and serves a the pleasure of the District Attorney pursuant to W.S. ยง9-1-804(c)

Supplemental Information

151-District Attorney-Laramie County - First Judicial District Attorney's Office

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