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Assistant District Attorney - Multiple Vacancies!!! 

Job Announcement Code(s): 19-02762

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Assistant District Attorney - Multiple Vacancies

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
The starting wage rate is $25.65 per hour.
See ADA Vacancy List provided in the How To Apply section.
Bargaining Unit:
Assistant District Attorney 20
Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
Assessment Information:
See "How to Apply" below.

Come join a team of dedicated legal professionals working to achieve justice in our state. Due to the 2019-2021 biennial budget, the state is pleased to announce the creation of 60 Assistant District Attorney positions state-wide!

District Attorney offices throughout the State of Wisconsin are recruiting to staff numerous unclassified Assistant District Attorney (ADA) positions both full-time and part-time. Positions of 0.6 FTE or greater are eligible for WRS benefits to include health and retirement. Please see ADA Vacancy List for a listing of available positions.

These positions offer an exciting place to work with an excellent benefits package, including over 6 weeks of paid time off, low-cost health insurance, a well-funded pension, a great employee assistance program, federal public service loan forgiveness, and many opportunities to develop and grow your skills. Click THIS VIDEO to learn more about working for Wisconsin!

Position Summary:   Consistent with Chapter 978 and other relevant provisions of the Wisconsin Statutes, Assistant District Attorneys have responsibilities that include the following. Reviewing referrals from law enforcement agencies to determine whether to decline or issue charges based on those referrals. Issuing charges consistent with ethical and legal standards. Attending to the requirements of Chapter 950 and other relevant provisions of the Wisconsin Statutes that relate to notification and treatment of victims of crime. Handling in a professional and ethical manner the prosecution of cases that merit prosecution, which includes the duties as a minister of justice to zealously pursue the truth in court and present facts with candor to courts and juries.

Assigned work can include cases in the areas of juvenile delinquency, certain forfeiture actions, criminal misdemeanors, traffic, and felonies. Obligations of an Assistant District Attorney include providing discovery to opposing parties as required by law and consistent with related case law.

Other job duties include providing guidance to law enforcement agencies, social workers, and others that relate to potential or actual prosecutions, including participation in training sessions. This assistance also includes reviewing draft subpoenas and search warrants prepared by law enforcement. Assistant District Attorneys are in a unique position to inform others who work in the criminal justice system and the public at large about developing trends, problems, and concerns related to their daily work in a collaborative manner.

Qualifications:   Only attorneys who have been admitted to practice law in the State of Wisconsin are qualified.

How To Apply:   Attorneys who are currently employed by the State of Wisconsin are invited to apply and may be able to transfer at their current pay rate.  In addition, attorneys who have left the position of Wisconsin elected District Attorney or Assistant District Attorney within the last five years may be able to be hired at a wage rate above the minimum.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and list of references to the contact listed on the ADA Vacancy List for each position for which you would like to be considered.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.


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