Public Safety Division
Office of the Attorney General
Salary range: #18-004: $66,588 – $82,472 // #18-005: $79,810 – $94,915
This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFGE Local 1403 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Public Safety Division of the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia believes that the challenges that face the criminal justice system today require innovative and unique solutions. OAG seeks a trial attorney for the Criminal Section who is a team player and highly motivated to be a prosecutor and trial attorney. You will have tremendous responsibility from day one with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment that involves a significant caseload and court experience. A sense of determination, strong work ethic, and the ability to handle the pressures of litigation are important. This is a great opportunity for any attorney with passion for learning as much as they can about the criminal justice system and how we can help shape solutions to not only make our communities safer but stronger.
The Criminal Section prosecutes adults who commit certain types of offenses within the District of Columbia, including all adult misdemeanor traffic and quality of life offenses. Specifically, the Section prosecutes all alcohol and drug impaired driving cases, certain firearm offenses, quality of life offenses such as indecent exposure to adults and children, as well as tax and welfare fraud matters. Duties include interviewing and preparing police and civilian witnesses; making charging decisions; researching, writing, and litigating motions; and managing all aspects of a trial calendar from intake through sentencing, including bench and jury trials. The Public Safety Division’s management is dedicated to extensive training and attentive support for its Assistant Attorney Generals, providing an atmosphere where their prosecutors learn to exercise discretion and sound judgment and can grow into strong, ethical, and confident trial attorneys.
QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate must have one to five years of trial experience, the ability to work across disciplines, and the ability to work with a high degree of independence. The ideal candidate should also have a demonstrated commitment to work in the area of prosecution, with a sincere passion for seeking justice.
ELIGIBILITY: The successful candidate must have a law degree and be an active member in good standing of the bar of any jurisdiction. If not a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the candidate must be sworn into the District of Columbia Bar within 360 days of his/her initial appointment with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.
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