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.
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.
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 good standing with the Connecticut Bar and a minimum of two (2) years experience as a Deputy Assistant State's Attorney.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(54)-CT ASSOC PROSECUTORS
This replaces the existing specification for the class of DCJ Assistant State’s Attorney in Salary Group DP 01 approved effective March 18, 1999. (Revised to modify Minimum Qualifications – General Experience) Final No. 22-148