Job Opening: Posting Only – County Attorney
Broadwater County Seeking Deputy County Attorney
Position: This is an advertisement for a Deputy County Attorney 1.
Deputy County Attorney 1: Beginner to 5 years experience, graduate of accredited Law School, admitted to State Bar of Montana or pass the next Bar Exam sitting, salary of $74,000 to $80,500, depending upon qualifications and experience. Persons with experience and qualifications above this standard are still encouraged to apply and will be favorably considered and compensated accordingly.
Position Type: Regular, Full-Time, Exempt, Non-Union
Closing Date: Open Until Filled.
Position Description: Come join a talented, collegial, and occasionally hilarious team of professionals dedicated to serving the all-American people of Broadwater County! This is the ideal position for a young attorney who wants to build a foundation for a broad-based, successful legal career, or an experienced attorney who is eager for a new work setting.
To meet the demands of a rapidly-growing County, the office is adding a new Deputy County Attorney and re-aligning attorney duties and responsibilities. The new Deputy will be assigned as primarily a civil attorney, or a criminal prosecution attorney, depending upon interest, experience, and the needs of the office.
You will gain or expand your experience in the courtroom as a prosecutor, or gain valuable civil law and local government expertise, including civil litigation across many areas of law. You will have the opportunity to work remotely approximately two days per week, depending upon specific court or meeting schedules.
Under the direction of the County Attorney, this position may fulfill four main responsibilities:
- Prosecute criminal offenses in the Broadwater County Justice and District Court;
- Represent the County government and other local government entities in legal proceedings;
- Represent the State of Montana on select civil cases in District Court; and
- Advise local government officials on civil law matters and compliance, to include public health enforcement matters.
Additional Qualifications: The applicant need not be a resident of Broadwater County, but involvement in the community is highly recommended upon hiring. The successful applicant will serve a 12 month probationary period.
This position requires the applicant to review Confidential Criminal Justice Information (CCJI) and Criminal Justice Information Network (CJIN) criminal histories, to work with law enforcement officers in ongoing criminal investigations, to engage in sensitive communications with witnesses and victims of crime, and to protect privileged communications in the course of an attorney-client relationship.
Benefits: Employees are eligible for an excellent (better than the State of Montana) Health Benefits Plan that includes health, vision, dental and prescription drug coverage. Spouses and dependents are also eligible for enrollment at no additional cost to the employee. Employees earn generous leave and receive holiday for the 10+ holidays per year. Membership in the Public Employee Retirement System includes a contribution from the County beginning on your first day of employment.
Application Process: Submit a letter of interest to the address provided below or to [email protected]. Please address your qualifications, experience, interest, and unique attributes in the letter of interest. Include a current CV or resume and three professional / school references with contact information. Optional submission of a writing sample is encouraged, maximum of 20 pages. Application packets will be competitively screened and then the select applicants will be contacted for interviews.
Broadwater County Attorney
515 Broadway St
Townsend, MT 59644
Broadwater County is an equal opportunity employer. Broadwater County shall, upon request, provide reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities. Veterans and Disabled preferences are applicable.