Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

DCJ Deputy Assistant State's Attorney

Recruitment #210707-2609DP-001

Introduction

Becoming a prosecutor in this day and age means you will have the ability to step up and be part of change, to address racial disparity in the system and to look for alternatives that best support the public and the overall safety of our community. 

Are you looking to make a difference and impact change? Do you have the desire to serve the public and keep our communities safe?

Through the lens of justice, prosecutors:

  • Have an immense ability to positively impact the criminal justice system.
  • Have the discretion to choose who to charge, what to charge them with, and determine the number and severity of the charges.
  • Heavily influence the short and long-term outcomes of people impacted by the system.

The consequences of those decisions can mean the difference between the success or failure of someone touched by the system.

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. 

We are recruiting for a full-time Deputy Assistant State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Britain, to be split between Geographical Area 15 in New Britain, and Juvenile Matters for New Britain.  This position works Monday through Friday, first shift, based on a 40 hour work week, with core hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

NOTE:  The incumbent will be required to complete a background check and appointment to this position is made by the Criminal Justice Commission.

Selection Plan

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.  Candidates invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for these position, such as a writing sample. 

All communication with applicants will be through the JobAps system, so applicants are encouraged to check for updates to their 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. 

Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: DCJ.HR@ct.gov860-258-5800.

NOTE:  The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

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, 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

Knowledge of criminal law and legal process, legal principles and practice; knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply relevant State and federal criminal law; 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 and residency in the State of Connecticut.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with the following qualifications will be given preference:

  • Ability to speak and understand Spanish or Polish
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, high volume environment
  • Work or internship experience as a criminal and/or juvenile prosecutor in Connecticut
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions in a timely fashion

 

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.