2M90


                                                                                                                           PAY RANGE: N18

 

                                      PROSECUTION ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR

 

GENERAL DEFINITION

 

            This is administrative and technical supervisory work within a functional prosecution area of the District Attorney's Office.  An employee in this class plans, assigns, coordinates, and reviews the activities of a staff performing specialized administrative and technical support functions for attorneys charged with the prosecution of individuals accused of violating the criminal and/or civil code.  Work encompasses supervising a staff engaged in gathering information, and/or interviewing plaintiffs and defendants and/or making legal recommendations.  Work involves determining training and developmental needs, reviewing and modifying the procedures of the unit, and resolving problems within assigned functional area.  Work requires interaction with members of the criminal justice system or other court related systems including attorneys, judges, detectives, police officers, etc.  Work is performed under the general supervision of an administrative and technical superior.

 

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

 

            Plans, directs, coordinates, evaluates and reviews the activities of a group of workers engaged in performing a variety of staff or advisory assistance to prosecuting attorneys; establishes work priorities; orients and trains employees in functional principles, practices, procedures, and appropriate rules and regulations; provides technical guidance to staff; reviews and modifies methodology, procedures, and processes.

            Directs the activities of a staff engaged in the review of trial files and official documents, reports and records to ascertain charges, facts and circumstances of arrest, defendant's criminal record, behavior of defendant, or other pertinent information to be found in both civil and criminal cases; evaluates findings and facts of case for applicability in specialty area; advises prosecution attorneys of findings and conclusions; presents petitions to the court; may suggest areas for questioning in court; maintains records of court decisions and dispositions.

            May review arrest and criminal records to determine eligibility for diversion of case to an appropriate social agency; discusses legal procedures, reasons for continuances, and facts of case with witnesses; discusses facts of case, their availability, their opinion of the case and the reliability of witnesses with enforcement officials.

            Monitors changes in legislation which may affect the unit; maintains statistics and records of the cases processed by the unit; prepares special reports as requested.

            Performs related work as required.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

KNOWLEDGE OF:

 

•           criminal justice and/or civil processes as they apply in the functional area of specialization

•           the legal conditions and considerations as they apply in the functional area of specialization

•           supervisory methods and techniques

•           the rules of evidence

•           basic legal concepts and vocabulary

•           sources and standards of legal research

 

SKILL IN:

 

•           interviewing

 

ABILITY TO:

 

•           plan, assign and review the work of a group of employees engaged in providing staff or advisory assistance to prosecuting attorneys

•           establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of the criminal justice or other relevant system

•           write narrative and technical English

•           prepare and post a variety of records and reports

•           exercise judgment

 

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE  (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests.  Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 9/13.)

 

EDUCATION:

 

            Completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university, including, or supplemented by, courses in legal practices and procedures.

 

AND

GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

 

            Three years of experience providing technical staff assistance to attorneys charged with the prosecution of individuals accused of violating the criminal penal code or civil code.

 

AND

SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE:

 

            Two years of experience, at the full performance level, providing technical staff assistance to attorneys charged with the prosecution of individuals accused of violating the criminal penal code.

 

OR

 

            Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Human Resources that has included the completion of a bachelor’s degree program.

 

Classes that typically meet the specific experience requirements:

 

Prosecution Assistant 2 (2M89)

Prosecution Assistant 3 (2M91)

 

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

            Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.

 

                                                                                                                         Class Established:

CSC - 8/13

Ad. Board - 9/13

 

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