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Douglas County  9040
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Salary Range EO64


This position serves as County District Attorney and plans, organizes, directs and evaluates the activities of the District Attorney's Office as prescribed by Oregon Revised Statute. This is an elected position and as such is directly responsible to the electorate.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)

1. Develop, implement and evaluate programs for departmental operation; establish and maintain departmental policies and procedures.

2. Prepare departmental budget and present for approval to the Board of Commissioners; monitor and manage fiscal operations of the department.

3. Direct activities of deputy district attorneys in preparation and presentation of cases for trail in District and Circuit Courts to ensure compliance with the law.

4. Represent the District Attorney's Office at meetings and conferences; promote programs of the department and interpret State statutes and County policies to employees and the public.

5. Monitor and direct work performance of departmental employees; maintain standards of efficiency and moral among employees; confer with District Attorney 4's and supervisors regarding personnel concerns and final approval of all new hires, transfers, promotions, layoffs and terminations.


Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of legal principles, procedures, terminology, criminal and civil laws, child support laws, rules of evidence, and courtroom and trial procedures; considerable knowledge of investigative techniques and procedures for case preparation. Skill in: Forceful courtroom case presentation; skill and ability to analyze facts, evidence, cases, statutes, and precedents and arrive at logical conclusions. Ability to: Analyze and evaluate statements of witnesses and obtain evidence; communicate effectively in oral and written forms; supervise and provide advice and guidance to staff attorneys; make decisions independently in accordance with established policy and procedures, establish or monitor new policy and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibility; courteously meet and deal effectively with employees, Board of Commissioners, County department heads, law enforcement officials, judges, defense attorneys, court personnel, defendants, victims, witnesses, outside agencies, other professionals in the field, and the public.

Qualifications - Qualifications for the position are established by Oregon Revised Statute 8.630, 8.640, 8.710.


The District Attorney is elected by and serves at the pleasure of the electorate.

The District Attorney exercises supervision over departmental employees with final responsibility for work performed by the department.


Work is performed within established department policy and procedures; federal, state, and county statutes, rules, regulations, guidelines, ordinances; criminal codes, Rules of Professional Ethics; court procedures and rules; Oregon Court of Appeals and Supreme Court case precedents, Bar Association reference material and accepted procedures within legal profession. Incumbent has to remain current on guidelines and uses experience and seasoned independent judgment in interpreting and choosing appropriate ones. As department head, establishes or revises departmental policies and procedures.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Works in an office or courtroom environment; work is generally sedentary and requires hearing voice conversation, keyboarding, sitting, standing and walking.  A reasonable amount of driving is required.

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