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Flathead County Attorney Office
Kalispell, Montana, United States
(on-site)
Spotlight Preferred
3 days ago
Job Type
Full-Time
Job Duration
Indefinite
Salary
$84,043.00 - $97,339.00
Industry
Government/Civil Service
Min Experience
0-1 Year
Min Education
J.D.
Required Travel
0-10%
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary
Job Function
Attorney

Description

Department Overview: This office is responsible for the prosecution of criminal offenses committed 
within the County and for serving as the attorney for County government, including all agencies and 
boards. The Flathead County Attorney's Office is dedicated to providing justice and service with 
excellence. 
Job Summary: The deputy county attorney I position works alongside the elected county attorney and 
other deputies, and together they are responsible for handling litigation and legal advice for the 
county. This position primarily works on misdemeanor offences and occasionally will be assigned 
felony offenses and/or civil issues. The attorney in this position will review reports and file appropriate 
charges or complaints on criminal offenses or civil violations. The deputy county attorney I will 
perform entry-level professional legal work on all facets of these matters to develop a thorough 
knowledge of the practice of law in the County Attorney’s Office.

Job Summary: The deputy county attorney II position works alongside the elected county attorney and 
other deputies, and together they are responsible for handling litigation and legal advice for the 
county. This position works primarily on felony offenses and/or on more complex civil issues. The 
attorney in this position will review reports and file appropriate charges or complaints on significant 
criminal offenses or civil issues. The deputy county attorney II will perform professional legal work on 
all facets of cases and will provide a high level of representation for the County Attorney’s Office. 



Requirements

Essential Functions (Major Duties or Responsibilities): These duties are the essential functions and are 
not all-inclusive of all duties that the incumbent performs.


• Demonstrate a high degree of competency in ability to research and apply laws, court decisions, 
statutes, ordinances, and other legal authorities to prepare legally sound reports, opinions, briefs, 
and appeals.

Criminal Attorney I:

• Review reports to identify appropriate offenses and evaluate the strength of cases. Follow-up 
factual investigation (i.e., interviews, gathering additional documentary evidence) and legal 
discovery will be conducted to prepare for hearings and trial.
• Appear and argue pre-trial motions and present criminal cases to the court or jury. This includes 
questioning potential jurors, presenting an opening statement, questioning and cross-examining 
witnesses, presenting closing arguments, and learning to manage a case in such a manner as to 
convince the jury or court to decide in favor of the County.


Criminal Attorney II:

• Review reports to identify appropriate offenses and evaluate the strength of cases involving 
significant felony offenses. Be well versed in factual investigation (i.e., interviews, gathering 
additional documentary evidence) and legal discovery to successfully prosecute all manner of 
offenses. 
• Handle all manner of pre-trial motions and hearings and present complex criminal cases to a court 
or jury. Demonstrate a great competence in case management and trial presentation to obtain 
justice on behalf of victims and Flathead County. 


Non-Essential Functions:
• Attend workshops, seminars, and educational sessions to maintain continuing legal education.
• Serve as staff members on various committees to provide legal input and advice.
• Perform other duties as assigned, including but not limited to managing special projects, attending 
meetings and conferences, providing backup for other staff, presenting and training (officers, 
county officials and citizen groups), etc.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
• Sitting for long periods of time. 
• Standing, walking, bending, stooping, or kneeling. 
• Use hands to operate computer hardware, calculators, keyboard, and other office equipment.
• Occasionally lift, carry, or move large binders or files of up to 20 pounds.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and far vision, the ability to adjust focus 
while operating a computer and viewing into a monitor, to read paper documents, and to operate a 
motor vehicle. 
• Clarity of speech and hearing which permits the employee to communicate well with others. 
Personal mobility that permits the employee to serve the general public, access files and other 
materials in the office and in courts, and to operate a motor vehicle.
• Work for sustained periods of time maintaining concentrated attention to detail.
• Work is performed in an office and courtroom setting.


Supervision Exercised: The primary function of this job is not in a supervisory capacity. 


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The job requires a substantial knowledge of the concepts and theories of the legal profession, legal 
research and writing, trial procedure and technique, negotiating settlements and agreements, written 
and oral communications, including language mechanics, syntax and English composition, the 
principles and application of civil and criminal law, trial and hearing procedures and rules of evidence,
and the statutory and constitutional laws of the State of Montana. The job requires a thorough 
understanding of county government operations and procedures.


The job requires skill in persuasion, advocacy, the use of office equipment, court procedures, research, 
oral presentations, leadership, communication, organization, time management, and written 
communication.


The job requires the ability to research, analyze and apply legal principles, facts, evidence and 
precedents to legal problems; prepare, present and conduct cases of law in court; present statements 
of law, fact and argument clearly and logically in written and oral form; develop and maintain effective 
relationships with other staff members, departmental representatives, county officials, members of 
advisory and policy-making bodies, the courts and the public; analyze and draft ordinances and 
regulations.


Education and Experience:
The job requires education and experience equivalent to graduation from college and an accredited 
law school, and membership of the Montana State Bar.  This position requires a demonstrated 
ability to successfully litigate and try cases and effectively manage a heavy caseload or civil workload. 
Must be bondable.

Salary Information:

Deputy County Attorney I and II positions available. Depending on experience, starting annual salary is $84,043 to $97,339. Pre-licensed attorneys start at $78,545, but advance to the regular starting wage immediately upon licensure.

Job ID: 69505452

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