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Job Announcement


100 W. Broadway
Suite 33
Montesano, WA 98563

  Office Hours


  $3721 - $4450 PLUS BENEFITS
Closing Date
  AUGUST 1, 2014 @ 5:00 P.M.

The Grays Harbor County Prosecuting Attorneys Office is accepting applications for an entry level deputy prosecutor whose primary responsibility will be to prosecute cases in District Court.

The deputy prosecuting attorney prosecutes, on behalf of the State of Washington and Grays Harbor County, all felonies, gross misdemeanors, misdemeanors and probation violations in Superior Court and District Court, including infractions in Juvenile Court and traffic infractions through the District Courts, at the discretion of the duly elected or appointed Prosecuting Attorney. This includes evaluation, filing and preparation of the case through trial and sentencing, and the handling of all appeals concerning that case.

Minimum Qualifications
The deputy prosecuting attorney must be admitted to practice law in the State of Washington; and 1. is expected to have a complete and thorough knowledge of the criminal law, the Juvenile Justice Act, the relevant provisions of the State's Domestic Relations Act, the law and rules of evidence, sentencing procedures and the functioning of the criminal justice system and may also be required to handle dependency petitions and parental terminations, pursuant to contract with the Department of Social and Health Services, as well as civil matters on behalf of Grays Harbor County, filed in the Superior Court; 2. must exercise discretion, as supervised by the Chief Criminal Deputy and the Prosecuting Attorney, as to when criminal charges should be filed, what charges are to be filed and the appropriate sentencing recommendation to make to the court; 3. must advise all victims and witnesses of their rights and ensure that they are treated fully and fairly within the criminal justice system; 4. advises law enforcement agencies during investigation, prepares search warrants, prepares and files Informations or Criminal Complaints, prepares and files petitions for the revocation of probation and obtains arrest warrants; 5. assist the Prosecuting Attorney and the other deputies in the office, as needed, and can become involved in any of the functions of the prosecuting attorney's office. The deputy prosecutor may be assigned, based on experience, as a district court deputy, juvenile deputy, felony deputy or civil deputy.

Applications are available from the office, the Grays Harbor County website,, or via e-mail,, and must be received at the following address no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 1, 2014, or postmarked by that date and received by the office within three business days thereafter. A Grays Harbor County job application must be submitted. Please also submit a writing sample, a resume, and reference list, to: Grays Harbor County Prosecuting Attorneys Office 102 West Broadway, #102 Montesano, WA 98563 Telephone: 360-249-3951, Facsimile: 360-249-6064 GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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