Department of Administrative Services

DCJ Assistant State's Attorney (2604DP)

$32.40-$67.63 Hourly / $2,591.61-$5,410.62 BiWeekly /
$67,641.02-$141,217.18 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Division of Criminal Justice, this class is accountable for representing the interests of the state in prosecution of assigned criminal and motor vehicle cases and infractions.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the Chief State's Attorney, Deputy Chief State's Attorney, State's Attorney or Supervisory Assistant State's Attorney.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May supervise Assistant State's Attorneys, Deputy Assistant State's Attorneys, Inspectors, clerical staff and others as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Reviews all documentation relative to assigned criminal cases and infractions and directs supplemental or further investigation; prepares cases for arraignment, selecting appropriate charges, preparing original statement of facts; reviews outstanding defense motions and prepares responses or objections as appropriate; interviews witnesses and victims; evaluates strengths and weaknesses of case in light of above findings; initiates and completes related legal research; responsible for plea negotiation with defense attorneys; conducts pre-trial conferences; conducts jury selection; tries cases before juries, three-judge panels, a single judge, or magistrate; may prepare appellate material for submission to Chief State's Attorney's Office after conviction; reviews applications for arrest warrants and - upon approval - signs and presents to presiding judge for final review and signature; may review applications for search and seizure warrants; maintains liaison with and functions as resource to state and local police; advises victims of crimes as to their rights and directs them to the appropriate supportive agencies; defends petitions of habeas corpus including preparation of pleadings, argument of motions, and trial of action; if a member of the Appellate Unit, defends appeals brought by convicted defendants before the Appellate Court and Supreme Court; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of criminal law and legal process, legal principles and practice; considerable knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply relevant State and federal criminal law; considerable knowledge of the statutory authority, operation and administration of the Division of Criminal Justice; considerable interpersonal skill; considerable negotiating skill; considerable trial and counseling skills; considerable oral and written communication skill; considerable ability to analyze legal problems, present statements of fact, law and argument; ability to write legal briefs and supporting documentation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Membership in the Connecticut Bar, residency in the State of Connecticut and a minimum of two (2) years experience as a Deputy Assistant State's Attorney.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Unclassified

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(18)-Legal

BARGAINING UNIT

(54)-CT ASSOC PROSECUTORS

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

DP 01

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the specification of DCJ Assistant State’s Attorney 1 in Salary Group JE 30. (Revision of specification and change in title and salary group)
2604A 9/30/99 nv

EFFECTIVE DATE

3/18/1999

CLASS: 2604DP; EST: ; REV: 6/22/2007;