Request for Proposals- City Prosecutor
Legal Services - Prosecutor
Open Until Filled
The City of Airway Heights is requesting letters of interest with resume from experienced attorneys who are licensed to practice law in the State of Washington, to provide Prosecutorial Services in municipal court on a part time basis. All letters of interest and resume should be addressed to Albert Tripp at Atripp@cawh.org.
The Prosecutor represents the City in the prosecution of all misdemeanor criminal violations and infractions; communicates with the City’s Police Department to make filing decisions on criminal cases and to advise on the conduct of investigations, seizures, trial preparation and related matters; provides regular update training to police personnel on matters pertaining to changes in criminal law and the conduct of business in Airway Heights Municipal Court; interviews witnesses and victims of crimes; advises victims regarding their rights and responsibilities; reviews criminal misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor cases; municipal code violations; represents the City at arraignments, pre-trial hearings, bench and jury trials; makes appropriate sentencing decisions and recommendations to the Court; prepares and presents legal memorandums and other documents for court cases; processes discovery and related records disclosure requests; prepares subpoenas, jury instructions and other related documents; represents and advises the City with Victim Advocacy interests; performs other related duties as required. The Prosecutor is responsible for all aspects, including but not limited to case management, sentencing and appeal, in the prosecution of misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor criminal violations.
The Prosecutor must possess a Juris Doctorate degree and have graduated from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association; The Prosecutor must be a member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association; The Prosecutor must have a minimum of three (3) years experience that includes significant trial experience. Experience in the prosecution of criminal and infraction matters is highly desirable. Experience involving violations of municipal or county ordinance is preferred.
COMPENSATION/HOURS OF WORK:
The City of Airway Heights and Prosecutor will enter into a professional services agreement that will provide for a compensation formula. The monthly compensation is negotiable. The City will provide a copy of the Airway Heights Municipal Code to the Prosecutor.
Airway Heights Municipal Court may hold sessions at various times throughout the week to accommodate legal requirements and customer needs. Total hours worked may vary based upon court activity, court procedures, and individual prosecutor service approach. The Prosecutor must be reasonably available for night and weekend (24 / 7) contact by police personnel.
The City of Airway Heights anticipates a multiyear extended contract.
The City of Airway Heights is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, marital status, race, color, creed, national origin, age or disability.