Prosecuting Attorney - Open Recruitment (Grades 17 & 18)
West Jordan , UT
Performs responsible and complex prosecutions for the Justice
Division of the District Attorney's Office at the highest skill
level. Works independently and applies professional judgment and
skill in the preparation and presentation of cases. Monitors the
legal work of less senior attorneys and other District Attorney
staff. Demonstrates advanced and broad knowledge of criminal law.
Work is performed in accordance with general policies and is
reviewed by the District Attorney, Chief Deputy District Attorney,
and/or their designee.
Graduation from a recognized college of law with a Juris Doctor
Member in good standing with the Utah State Bar Association or
other state bar association with the ability to become a member of
the Utah State Bar Association on the first day work.
Due to the nature of this position, the successful applicant
must successfully pass an initial criminal background check as well
as every two years thereafter and continuously meet the
requirements of the Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI).
Entry positions require between zero (0) and eight (8) years of
full-time paid employment in the practice of law.
A minimum of eight (8) years of full-time paid employment in the
practice of law. Employment as a full-time paid judicial clerk in a
court of record or appellate court may be credited as full-time
- Reviews investigative reports and screens requests for
prosecutions to determine validity of facts.
- Meets with law enforcement officers, complainants, victims, and
witnesses as may be required for screening decisions.
- Prepares or directs the preparation of screening worksheets,
fact sheets, "informations," declinations, arrest warrants, or
- Prepares or directs the preparation of search warrants and
investigative subpoenas using knowledge and understanding of the
law of search and seizure.
- Reviews case files in preparation for trials and hearings and
meets with law enforcement officers, citizens, and expert witnesses
to determine evidence of cases prosecuted.
- Reviews cases with regard to possible plea negotiations,
assesses the strengths and weaknesses of cases, and negotiates plea
agreements within the guidelines and office policies and
- Prepares cases prior to court appearances, researches laws
pertaining to case facts, and prepares witnesses for court
- Appears in appropriate courts conducting trials or hearings,
presenting evidence and/or arguments as an advocate for the County
and/or the State.
- Maintains current knowledge and skill in all phases of trial
including knowledge of rules of procedure and evidence.
- Prepares judgments, orders, findings of fact, and conclusions
of law as directed by the court.
- Reviews for appeal and prepares appeals where necessary to
protect the interests of the County and/or the State.
- Participates in office training programs and other legal
professional development programs for continuing legal education as
required by the Utah State Bar Association directives and the Salt
Lake District Attorney's Office.
- Provides educational services and trainings to law enforcement
agencies and the public within the guidelines of the Code of
Professional Conduct and the policies and procedures of the Salt
Lake District Attorney's Office.
DISTRICT ATTORNEY W JORDAN (DAJ)-1398
Criminal Justice West Jordan8200000401
Dependent on Experience - Grade 17 Min $72,235; Grade 18 Min
Jan 13, 2021 06:58 pm
Mar 31, 2021 11:59 pm
Salt Lake County District Attorney is currently hiring attorneys
who have experience in prosecution and trying in any of the
following areas: homicide; special victim's; white collar fraud;
gang and/or organized crime. 5+ years of experience and trial
experience is preferred.
Salt Lake County District Attorney serves the capital city and
county of Utah with a total population of 1.3 million. It's located
at the foot of the Rocky Mountains known for the "Greatest Snow on
Earth"! Utah is also home to the "Mighty Five National Parks" -
Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Carefully
complete all questions within the application.
Preference will be given to applicants who have experience with
felony jury trials any of the following areas: homicide
prosecution; special victim's prosecution; white collar fraud
prosecution; gang and/or organized crime prosecution.
This open recruitment will be used to fill current and future
openings at various locations throughout Salt Lake County.
Applications received for this recruitment will remain active for a
designated period as determined by the recruitment needs.
Additionally, the applicants will remain active on the open
recruitment as long as applicants respond to requests for
interviews. When an opening occurs, applicants who best meet the
needs of the hiring agency will be selected for interviews.