Oregon State Bar

Deputy District Attorney 1

Spotlight Preferred
Multnomah County District Attorney's Office
Multnomah County, Oregon, United States
16 days ago


Job description


  • Litigate criminal cases; subpoena, schedule, interview, and prepare witnesses; examine prospective jurors to select an impartial jury; present evidence and argue objections and motions.
  • Examine and analyze police reports and evidence; review legal issues and parameters; request further investigation as needed.
  • Prepare formal charges; conduct court arraignment appearances; recommend bail amounts; negotiate case resolutions with defense counsel; prepare trial strategy to prosecute criminal cases; analyze admissibility and determine presentation of witnesses and evidence; litigate pre-trial motions; prepare legal briefs and oral arguments; conduct plea appearances.
  • Formulate and recommend sentences based on criminal conviction; evaluate pre-sentence investigation reports; present evidence and witnesses to support sentencing recommendations; make pre-trial release recommendations.
  • Provide support and assistance to victims; assist in obtaining counseling and other victim services; inform victims of case proceedings; release case information to the media.
  • Analyze probation violation reports to determine whether to proceed with hearings.
  • Provide legal advice to law enforcement agencies investigating crimes.
  • In addition to the above duties, the Deputy District Attorney 1 will: evaluate and prosecute misdemeanor and traffic cases; perform special Oregon Administrative Rules case prosecution; perform post-conviction relief case research; prepare and present District Court motions.
  • In addition to the above duties, the Deputy District Attorney 2 will: evaluate and prosecute felony cases; investigate non-payment of child support, negotiate settlements and payment arrangements, and enforce orders through persuasion, forced collections, contempt, and criminal actions; perform arson and hazardous waste prosecution; review returned search warrants and expungements.
  • In addition to the above duties, the Deputy District Attorney 3 will: evaluate and prosecute complex, highly publicized, and sensitive felony cases for crimes against persons, such as homicide, sexual and/or physical abuse, assault, and rape; perform arson and hazardous waste prosecution; participate in homicide scene investigations and advise on seizure of evidence; assist investigators with search warrant affidavits; lead a small work unit or project team including prioritizing and coordinating work assignments, reviewing and evaluating projects, activities, and processes, and monitoring work performed to meet agreed upon goals and objectives; conduct special training for Deputy District Attorneys and law enforcement personnel; assist in the development, recommendation, and implementation of policies and procedures related to criminal prosecution.
  • In addition to the above duties, the Deputy District Attorney 4 will: evaluate and prosecute complex, highly publicized, and sensitive cases involving intentional murder, criminal justice system employees, or public officials; direct, plan, and oversee criminal prosecution and administrative functions; plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, and review the work of Deputy District Attorneys and major functional units of the District Attorney’s Office; develop and revise work processes; establish work schedules; provide or coordinate staff training; manage performance and work with staff to correct deficiencies; provide direction on difficult case matters; coordinate and schedule court docketing; assist in the development, recommendation, and implementation of policies, procedures, and practices related to criminal prosecution; participate in the development of budgets; participate in final plea negotiations for mandatory sentencing cases, murder cases, and capital murder cases; recommend granting immunity, reduced charges, or sentencing concessions; monitor and evaluate compliance of applicable requirements associated with processing cases.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Deputy District Attorney 1

  • Entry level
  • Professional
  • Perform the more routine duties as assigned with increasing independence.
  • Decisions made or actions taken require higher level review and work is checked for progress and reviewed for quality and compliance to policy and procedures.
  • Typically, incumbents may use the entry level to obtain the proficiencies to qualify at the next level in the classification series.
  • Receive direction from a Deputy District Attorney 4.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63898356
  • Location:
    Multnomah County, Oregon, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Multnomah County District Attorney's Office
  • Position Title: Deputy District Attorney 1
  • Job Function: Attorney

The Multnomah County District Attorney is responsible for prosecuting offenders who commit state criminal law violations in Multnomah County. The District Attorney’s office is committed to the open and balanced administration of justice—one that honors and respects diversity in all of its forms. Rod Underhill is the elected District Attorney in Multnomah County. The Multnomah County District Attorney’s is headquartered in downtown Portland in the Multnomah County Courthouse. There are approximately 200 staff members, includi...

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