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City of Anaheim, CA, CA

Deputy City Attorney I - Prosecution Police Officer Jobs

Job Description:

 3% Increase effective July 8, 2022
$111,054 - $152,699 annually
  

The City of Anaheim seeks a dynamic and dedicated Deputy City Attorney I for the City Attorney's Office Criminal Prosecution section. To perform a wide variety of professional legal duties ranging in difficulty from moderate to highly complex, depending on the level of assignment, for all municipal departments; to provide staff assistance to a Senior and/or Assistant City Attorney with legal activities involving criminal law, municipal codes and ordinances, and representing the People in criminal matters.

This is the entry level class in the series. Incumbents perform entry level routine tasks to include the handling of less difficult, complex, and sensitive cases and projects assigned to the work unit. Incumbents in this classification have only limited or no directly related work experience.

Employees in all of these classes perform professional legal duties of similar type and character. Work of Deputy City Attorneys at each of these levels are distinguished by increasing proficiency and skill in independently handling legal issues, matters, and cases of increasing complexity and risk to the City with experienced legal judgment and acumen.

The following functions are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed functions and/or may be required to perform additional or different functions from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. When assigned to Prosecution: Provide effective prosecution of misdemeanors and infractions occurring within the City; review and file cases; subpoena witnesses; prepare discovery responses; negotiate cases with opposing attorneys; represent the City in arraignments, pre-trials, jury trials, and appellate matters. Direct follow-up investigations by Police Department personnel in misdemeanor cases. May evaluate constitutional compliance of Police Department investigations. May attend City meetings related to the investigation of municipal code related violations; negotiate municipal code related violations with property/business owners in order to resolve the violations prior to criminal case filings. Participate in City-wide meetings regarding issues confronting the enforcement of state and municipal laws and codes; attend meetings of various trade organizations related to issues confronting municipal code, state, local laws and regulations.  Assist in preparing reviews of inspections and search warrants. Perform related duties as required.

Experience and Education: Some responsible experience in the field of municipal or criminal law is desirable.

Knowledge of: Legal principles, practices, and procedures related to area of assignment/specialty, which may include civil, criminal, constitutional, and administrative law; duties, powers, and limitations of a city government; organization and operating procedures of the City Attorney’s Office; judicial procedures and rules of evidence; methods and techniques of legal research; methods of research, case analysis, and report preparation; standard legal references and their content; legal precedents and court decisions affecting local government; statutes and codes applicable to proceedings relating to area of assignment/specialty, which may include civil rights and public labor law or criminal law; pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

 Ability to: Perform the a variety of legal work in the assigned area of practice with varying degrees of complexity and difficulty; develop, prepare, and present cases requiring court, arbitration, administrative, or quasi-judicial proceedings (based on area of practice); effectively apply legal knowledge and principles in court; research and compile data on a variety of legal cases; conduct research on legal problems; prepare clear and concise legal documents and briefs; research, draft, review, and negotiate sophisticated legal agreements, pleadings, contracts, and settlements; properly interpret and make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, and policies; present statements of law, fact and argument clearly and logically; determine the legal impact of specific laws on City operations; provide legal advice and consultation to City departments, boards, and commissions; plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines; plan, prioritize, and execute timelines without supervision; meet critical deadlines while working with frequent interruptions; exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality regarding critical and sensitive information, records, and reports; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
License/Certification Required: Membership in the State Bar of California and license to practice in the federal courts. Possession of an appropriate, valid driver’s license.IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTION
Applications will be accepted until Friday, July 1, 2022 at 5:00PM.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early.  Applications will not be accepted after this deadline.

 The selection process will consist of a minimum of an oral interview.
 

The eligibility list established from this recruitment may also be used to fill the current and/or additional vacancies throughout the City.

Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration.  Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application.  
 
The successful candidate will be required to undergo a reference / background check (to include a conviction record) and pass a post-offer pre-employment medical examination (which will include a drug/alcohol screening).  The City of Anaheim utilizes E-Verify and new employees must provide documentation to establish both identity and work authorization.
 
Communication regarding your application and/or status will be sent to the email address listed on your application.  Please check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as you will not receive communications by any other method.
 Equal Opportunity Employer

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