The following recruitment closes July 24, 2017
Attorney – Utah Prosecution Council Section
There is an immediate opening for an Assistant Attorney General in the Utah Prosecution Council section of the Justice Division. This position will be located in Murray and is open to the public. The position is an at-will employee of UPC and is considered a non-merit employee of the Utah Attorney General’s Office.
Utah Prosecution Council (UPC), an agency within the Utah Attorney General’s Office, is seeking to hire a full time Sexual Assault / Domestic Violence Resource Prosecutor (SADVRP). The position is an at-will employee of UPC and is considered a non-merit employee of the Utah Attorney General’s Office. Applicants will be required to review and comply with the Attorney General’s Policy Manual. The SADVRP’s salary is funded by appropriation via SB0200, §76-5-608 U.C.A. and is therefore dependent upon continued funding of this bill.
The SADVRP shall be responsible to work with the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to develop training in trauma-informed responses and investigations of sexual assault and sexual abuse. This training must be offered to all certified law enforcement officers by July 1, 2018. This initial training may be offered through an online course. Further, the SADVRP shall be responsible to work with DPS to develop and offer an advanced training course by July 1, 2018 for officers who investigate cases of sexual assault or sexual abuse. Each course has specific requirements that must be met as referenced in SB0200. The SADVRP will also be responsible for training prosecutors in trauma informed response.
The SADVRP will serve as a resource for prosecution agencies throughout Utah, and work collaboratively with partner agencies to improve statewide capacity for effective criminal justice response to sexual assault, domestic violence and related offenses, to hold offenders accountable while honoring the needs of victims. The job will also involve close cooperation with law enforcement and other partner agencies involved in the intervention of, and response to, these offenses.
Further responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- In collaboration with other agencies, conduct knowledge and training needs assessments related to sexual assault and domestic violence.
- Develop training materials.
- Participate in and/or present at specialized trainings and professional development seminars related to current and emerging issues in sexual assault and domestic violence response.
- Develop and present specialized trainings and workshops in conjunction with UPC’s training schedule, with partner agencies and at national seminars.
- Attend state and national conferences to increase the SADVRP’s expertise.
- Travel throughout the state training judges, prosecutors, law enforcement officers, victim advocates and others.
- Assist in drafting legislation. On occasion, appear before the legislature as a representative of UPC.
- Provide technical assistance and legal research to prosecutors, prepare resource manuals on issues of sexual assault, domestic violence and related offenses.
- As time and schedule permits, provide “second-chair” assistance to prosecutors in cases of sexual assault and domestic violence.
- Actively participate in monthly work-groups, advisory committees, boards and other groups.
- Administer and be responsible for preparing federal grant reports. Research grant opportunities.
- Serve as a staff attorney for the Utah Prosecution Council, working under the direction of the Director of the Utah Prosecution Council.
- Become acquainted with and assist in the support of UPC’s offense tracking system.
For more information and to apply for the position, please go to the Utah state jobs website at www.statejobs.utah.gov, recruitment number 12715. The deadline for applying is July 24, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. No phone calls please. The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer. Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment.
The following recruitment closes July 24, 2017
Legal Assistant – Natural Resources Division
There is an immediate opening for an entry level Legal Assistant in the Natural Resources Division. This position is located in Salt Lake and is open to the public.
This is an entry level position. The selected applicant will work with attorneys who primarily represent the Division of Water Rights and the State Engineer in the general adjudication of water rights by performing paralegal and some limited legal assistant tasks with constant review and supervision by an attorney or higher level legal assistant. The selected applicant will be an integral member of the legal team responsible for Water Right General Adjudication proceedings conducted pursuant to Utah Code Title 73, Chapter 4. Experience in a natural resource-related field is preferred. In accordance with the ABA Rules of Professional Conduct, Legal Assistants perform minor legal tasks which would otherwise be performed by an attorney. Applicants must possess a Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associates Degree from an accredited institution or program, or a Bachelors Degree in a related field; however, skill levels are not yet developed through actual practice or work experience as a legal assistant.
Example of Duties:
- Gathers, prepares, compiles, and tracks procedural filings in Water Right General Adjudication proceedings conducted pursuant to Utah Code Title 73, Chapter 4.
- Writes or drafts correspondence, reports, documents and/or other written materials.
- Maintains and updates document case files.
- Searches, retrieves and/or researches public and private records in accordance with applicable state and federal laws governing access to these records.
- Participates in legal research and helps draft memoranda of legal research results.
- Conducts factual research and compiles information obtained from investigations under direction of attorney or other legal assistant staff.
- Tracks and calendars deadlines and other important dates.
- Assists with discovery, including document procurement, management, and disclosure, and drafts discovery documents such as interrogatories, requests for admissions, requests for production of documents, etc.
- Assists in case preparations, including gathering evidence and preparing displays for trial and assisting attorneys in locating, obtaining, tracking, and disseminating information and evidence.
For more information and to apply for the position, please go to the Utah state jobs website at www.statejobs.utah.gov, recruitment number 12845. The deadline for applying is July 24, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. No phone calls please. The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer. Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment.