Deputy Prosecuting Attorney - Child Support Division
County of Chelan Prosecuting Attorney 401 Washington Street Wenatchee, WA 98801
Salary PW26 $81,777 - $109,589 annually (DOE),
The Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the Child Support Division of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office conducts prosecution in court proceedings on behalf of the counties of Chelan and Douglas and the State of Washington. 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
- Relevant experience as a deputy prosecuting attorney or comparable legal experience in private practice or other government employment.
- 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 full knowledge of child support law and related Washington statutes.
- Valid Washington State driver’s license.
- Must pass a criminal history background check
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.
Ability to proficiently read and write English. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. 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.
Ability to use mathematical skills including ability to analyze tax returns and pay stubs, and prepare Child Support Worksheets using basic algebra including fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work involves tasks that may require routine ergonomic practices, including computer keyboarding skills and writing. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Managing the Child Support Division of the Prosecutor’s Office, which includes responsibility for this Division’s:
- Annual Budget (State and County)
- Accounts Payable/Receivable
- Involved with interviewing, hiring and training new staff
- Assigning staff caseload and work assignments
- Preparing and prosecuting cases involving paternity, modification of child support, DCS (Division of Child Support) defense and civil contempt for Chelan and Douglas Counties.
- Gathering and analyzing evidence in cases.
- Interviewing witnesses to ascertain facts of cases.
- Reviewing pertinent decisions, policies, regulations, and other legal matters pertaining to cases.
- Synthesizing and correlating law and facts as they relate to particular cases.
- Drafting and presenting orders of the court.
- Presenting evidence and argument to the court, including to juries in appropriate cases.
- Working with WAPA-SEP (Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys Support Enforcement Program), DCS, and Federal IVD (Title IV, Part D of the Social Security Act regarding child support enforcement) agencies to ensure compliance with requirements for Federal and State reimbursement.
- Representing small counties on the WAPA-SEP Task Force.
- 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 verbally and in writing with co-workers, other agencies, department heads, courts, commissions, panels, and the general public.
- Fully comply with the ethical rules and guidelines for attorneys as established by the Washington State Supreme Court. 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.
- Use and proficiently operate office and courtroom technology such as computers, copiers, scanners, and various computer software programs; ability to learn and use new software programs as necessary.
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, $175 monthly contribution to Voluntary Employee Benefit Account (VEBA), Washington State Public Employee's Retirement System, and Deferred Compensation.
This position will remain open until filled. Applicants are responsible for supplying all information relative to their qualifications for the position. Please submit a cover letter and resume by either e-mail or U.S. Mail to:
Robert W. Sealby
Chelan County Prosecuting Attorney
PO Box 2596
Wenatchee, WA 98807
Following a review of the resumes, applicants may be interviewed. After a selection is made, all applicants not selected for this position will be notified.