Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

DCJ Special Deputy Assistant States Attorney

Regional Infractions Adjudication Program

Recruitment #200113-0258VR-001


The State of Connecticut, Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all criminal matters in the State of Connecticut. It is an independent agency of the executive branch of state government, established under the Constitution of the State of Connecticut. The Division of Criminal Justice is composed of the Office of the Chief State's Attorney, located in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, and the Offices of the State's Attorneys for each of the thirteen Judicial Districts in the State of Connecticut.

DCJ has a current opportunity for a DCJ Special Deputy Assistant States Attorney (per diem). This position will be assigned to the Regional Infractions Adjudication Program (RIAP).  This is a per diem position soley responsible for handling infraction dockets.

This position pays a flat rate of $150.00 per day, regardless of the hours worked. 

The position will be located in New Britain, CT. 

Workdays are Tuesday through Friday(weekly) and two Mondays each month.   

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission. 

Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:, 860-258-5800. 

Selection Plan

This position is unclassified. Open to the public.

The selected candidate must have membership in the Connecticut Bar and residency in the State of Connecticut.

Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

All communication with applicants will be through the JobAps system, so applicants are encouraged to check for updates JobAps portal account.  Please ensure that you are utilizing the correct email address for notices to be sent to you from the JobAps system. 

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.


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


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, 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.

This Special Deputy position is a per diem position soley responsible for handling infraction dockets in the Regional Infractions Adjudication Program (RIAP).


• Experience working in a high volume environment

• Superior verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to work independently



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.