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Hennepin County
300 S. Sixth St.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55487

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Attorney - Criminal Prosecution

Job ID: 54030
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300 S. Sixth St.
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Job Description:

THE POSITION

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office is seeking to fill experienced Attorney positions in the Criminal Prosecution divisions including Community Prosecution, Juvenile Prosecution, Special Litigation, and Adult Prosecution. 
 
Location and hours:
This position is located at Hennepin County Government Center at 300 S. 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487. Work hours will be Monday through Friday, with typical hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

About these positions:
The list of candidates created from this posting will be used to fill permanent, full-time, benefit-earning and limited duration (for up to two years), benefit-earning Attorney positions.

In these positions, you will:         

  • Prepare cases for prosecution of criminal statutes and/or fraud cases for prosecutions.
  • Try criminal cases and prosecute appeals.
  • Interview prospective complainants and police officers relative to the violation of statutes and filing of complaints.
  • Perform legal work involved in the purchase and sale of real property by the county.
  • Render legal opinions and resolutions, motions, contracts, and other legal documents.
  • Interpret and furnish information regarding county ordinances; check specifications, contracts, and special assessment proceedings.
  • Examine general claims, warrants, and demands against the county to determine their legality; examine and approve deeds, bonds, contracts, and other documents.
  • Confer with and provide legal advice to county departments regarding the legality of proposed expenditures and other actions.
  • Prepare briefs, opinions, pleadings, and other legal papers; confer with attorneys, other county employees and other interested parties regarding criminal prosecutions.
  • Conduct necessary legal research; keep case records and make reports; perform necessary research, work investigations, and preparation of briefs for the trial of cases involving criminal prosecution.

Amount of Pay:

$87,441.12

Other Qualifications:

Need to have:

  • Admission to the Bar of the State of Minnesota.
  • Two years of experience as a practicing attorney; at least one of which as a licensed criminal prosecutor.

 
Nice to have:   

  • Preferred candidates will have 4 or more years of criminal prosecution experience as a licensed attorney.
  • Experience working in a county attorney's office (or equivalent office in Minnesota or another state).
  • Knowledge of:
    • Local laws and ordinances, established precedents, and legal reference sources.
    • The principles, methods, and practices of legal research and investigation.
    • Judicial procedures and the rules of evidence.
    • The pleading and practice of effective presentation of court cases.
  • Ability to:
    • Provide excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and persuasive public speaking skills.
    • Charge criminal cases.
    • Try cases independently.
    • Establish effective working relationships and to collaborate with other county departments.

Total Years of Relevant Experience:

2
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Function:

Adjunct Services and Program Services for Defendants

Status:

Full-time

Posted:

06.11.2019
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Discipline:

Other

Level:

Other

Application Deadline:

12.31.1899