Deputy Prosecuting Attorney – Civil Division
Chelan County Prosecuting Attorney's Office 401 Washington Street Wenatchee, WA 98801
The Civil Deputy Prosecuting Attorney represents and provides legal advice to Chelan County and its departments under the direction of the Prosecuting Attorney. This position involves both litigation and courtroom representation and office practice including advice, analysis and the drafting and review of documents. This is a full-time position, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, Monday – Friday, excluding holidays. This is a non-Union position.
Salary: $72,720 – $80,174 OR $80,174 -$88,392 annually (DOE)
- Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and must be a licensed attorney in good standing with the Washington Bar Association.
- Requires a knowledge of civil law and related Washington statutes. Prior work experience in civil law is not a requirement, but such experience will be highly weighed.
- Must be a United States citizen.
- Valid Washington State driver’s license.
- Must pass a criminal history background check.
Ability to proficiently read and write English. Ability to read and comprehend legal documents and instruments, correspondence, and memos. Ability to use good customer service and telephone skills in stressful situations. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics in and out of court.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Researches legal issues, statutes, administrative regulations and rules; drafts memoranda, opinions, documents, briefs and civil pleadings.
- May litigate bench and jury trials in the District and Superior Courts, and be responsible for commencing, perfecting, pursuing, and responding to appeals.
- May conduct hearings before administrative agencies, departments, hearing examiners and be responsible for perfecting, pursuing, and responding to appeals.
- Conducts legal research and drafts legal briefs in connection with assigned cases when required. Drafts and reviews documents, deeds, contracts, letters, options, releases, notices for County offices and employees.
- Provides advice and counsel to the Board of County Commissioners and their designated department heads and employees and the other County elected officials and their deputies and employees under the supervision of the Prosecuting Attorney.
- May review tort claims and insurance matters, and is expected to effectively communicate and interact with the Washington Counties Risk Pool and/or such other insurance carrier as may be employed by the County.
- Ability to plan and organize multiple tasks and responsibilities. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Ability to successfully perform responsible and complex work assignments using independent judgment and personal initiative without direct daily supervision. Ability to work well and communicate with co-workers, other county departments, other governmental agencies, and the public.
- Fully comply with the ethical rules and guidelines for attorneys as established by the Washington State Supreme Court. Must project a professional image.
- Attend and successfully complete training as directed by the Prosecuting Attorney, and engage in regular review to maintain a current knowledge of applicable case law and legislative enactments.
- Learn to use and proficiently operate office technology such as computers, copiers, scanners, and various computer software programs and applications including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and electronic document management systems; ability to learn and use new software programs as necessary.
- Work under daily supervision of the Prosecuting Attorney.
- Other duties as assigned.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
This classification works in an office environment. Noise level is usually moderate. May be exposed to potentially anti-social behavior on occasion. May be stressful in striving to meet deadlines, staffing demands and response to public. Must be reliable and punctual in reporting for scheduled work; daily attendance is an essential function of the job.
In addition to a competitive starting salary range, Chelan County employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include medical and dental coverage, 12 holidays and initial vacation leave accrual of 12 days (plus anniversary bonuses), 12 days of sick leave, $150 monthly contribution to Voluntary Employee Benefit Account (VEBA), Washington State Public Employee's Retirement System, and Deferred Compensation.
This position is open until filled
To Apply submit cover letter, resume to:
Chelan County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
Attn: Cindy Dietz
P.O. Box 2596
Wenatchee, WA 98807
OR email to: