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Exempt; full-time; 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; full benefits

This professional position is assigned to the Juvenile Division of the State's Attorney's Office, with responsibility for presenting assigned cases and trial work in the Juvenile Court as well as Circuit Court litigation of youth charged as adults. This position must coordinate investigations with law... enforcement investigating crimes committed by juveniles with a particular focus sexual offenses. This position is supervised by the Chief Assistant State's Attorney (Juvenile).

Frederick County Government values the principles of diversity and inclusion, and strives to ensure equal opportunities for its workforce, applicants and community members. If you are a person who wants to make a difference, give back to your community, and be a voice for change, apply to Frederick County Government today.

Frederick County offers an extensive compensation package to reflect how highly we value our employees. The following is what you can expect in your first year as a full time benefited Frederick County Government employee.
• 11 days of Vacation leave with increase after 2 years of employment
• 15 days of Sick leave with unlimited annual carryover
• 11 paid scheduled holidays, plus 2 additional floating holidays
• Day 1 coverage of comprehensive Medical Insurance Plan options to include generous County HSA contribution (if enrolled in the high-deductible plan). This is part of a full range of benefits including Dental, Vision, and Flexible Spending
• 100% County paid 2x annual salary Group Term Life Insurance and AD&D benefit
• Work/Life balance programs include: Employee Assistance Program and Employee Wellness Program
• Generous Tuition Reimbursement Program
• County and Employee funded Defined Benefit Pension Plan
• Vesting after 5 years of service (effective 7/1/2024)
• Additional service credit for eligible previous public service, military service, etc.
• Other employee paid benefits such as Deferred Compensation Plan, Legal Resources, Supplemental Life Insurance, Critical Illness, Accident, and Hospital Indemnity Insurance, etc.
For more information, visit our benefits page on the Frederick County Government job opportunities webpage.
• Preform all case preparation and litigation for juvenile matters
• Analyze juvenile charging documents for appropriate charges and evidentiary needs for trial
• Assist law enforcement and multi-disciplinary teams in the resolution of crimes against children which involve juvenile perpetrators; prosecute these cases in court as well as handling all pre-charge options for these youth
• Follow cases from petition through adjudication, violations of probation, and review hearings if applicable
• Prepare for disposition hearings which requires multiple communications with the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services case managers and defense counsel, as well as review of psychological and psychiatric evaluations and disposition reports from counselors, school officials, etc.
• Assist & provide legal advice and training to police agencies regarding charging decisions, including school resource officers, patrol officers and detectives calling for guidance
• Litigate cases from charging through sentencing of youth charged as adults (felony prosecution in Circuit Court)
• Litigate waiver and transfer hearings to or from adult jurisdiction when appropriate
• Litigate shelter and detention hearings as well as bond reviews for juveniles charged as adults
• Litigate adult violation of probation matters and adult felony matters as assigned
• Negotiate resolutions for juvenile respondents and victims with law enforcement pre-charge, and with our diversion programs as well as after petition in the courtroom
• Draft plea offers, pleadings, consent orders, and/or court orders
• Participate in community education events and public speaking on behalf of the office
• Perform other related duties as assigned

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed above, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The qualifications/requirements, knowledge/skills/abilities and physical requirements or working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
• Graduation from an accredited law school
• Current Bar Admission in the State of Maryland
• Minimum 2 years of work experience in criminal Law, litigation, case analysis, trial preparation and preparation of criminal and/or juvenile court documents

• Considerable knowledge of legal principles and procedures
• Experience with juvenile witnesses
• Experience working with victims and or perpetrators of sexual offenses
• Ability to effectively evaluate and try a case
• Ability to effectively obtain information through interview, interrogation
• Ability to conduct legal research
• Ability to make quick and well-reasoned case decisions under pressured circumstances
• Discretion and good judgment in working with sensitive information, with ability to maintain appropriate confidentiality
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, attorneys and others in the judicial system and the general public
• Ability to give knowledgeable and practical advice to individuals who are emotionally distraught
• Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills, including the ability to maintain clear, accurate case files

• Law experience as a litigating criminal or juvenile law attorney in the State of Maryland
• Experience communicating and working with families in crisis
• Experience working on issues related to sexual violence and offending
• Bilingual skills in Spanish

• While working in this position, the employee is frequently sitting, lifting up to 20 pounds and making repetitive motions
• While working in this position, the employee is constantly indoors
• This position is subject to random drug testing, to include testing for marijuana
• As a representative of the people of Frederick County, it is imperative that the Assistant State's Attorney maintain competent and professional relations with the public
• This position will be full-time without a private practice

KIND OF EXAMINATION (may include):
• An evaluation of experience and training
• One or more interviews
• Pre-employment drug test, to include testing for marijuana
• Pre-employment background investigation conducted by the State's Attorney's Office
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