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EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

The Sweetwater County Attorney's Office employs attorneys and other staff including investigators, legal secretaries and victim advocates.


Current Opening

                        SPECIAL VICTIMS PROSECUTOR

The Sweetwater County Attorney’s Office in southwest Wyoming is conducting a nationwide search for a special victims prosecutor to work alongside other dedicated law enforcement and social service professionals in Wyoming’s first Family Justice Center.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated history of:
 
    • Passion for eradicating child sexual abuse and family violence 
    • Excellence as a trial lawyer 
    • Talent for bringing people together

We are looking for a mix of qualities found in perhaps 1 in 100 attorneys. Unless all who know you professionally would agree that all three statements above strongly describe you, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY.

To Apply:

Submit a completed Sweetwater County employment application along with a resume and a cover letter describing why you want to be a special victims prosecutor to the Sweetwater County Human Resources Department, 80 West Flaming Gorge Way, Green River, WY 82935.

Applications are available http://www.sweet.wy.us/DocumentCenter/Home/View/93
Applications may be emailed to  

Questions about pay or benefits will be answered by Sweetwater County Human Resources at 307.872.3912, or  

County Attorney Brett Johnson may be reached at 307.872.3830 or  if you have questions about the position itself. 
                   
Location: Duties in both Rock Springs and Green River, Wyoming
Grade: 22 to 30 Depending on Experience/Ability
Salary: $5,244.58 to $7,748.67 per month, Depending on Experience/Ability
Classification: Full-time; exempt
Benefits: Paid Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Retirement, Vacation, Sick Leave, Holidays, Bar Dues and Excellent Training Opportunities.


Desired Education/Training/Aptitude:

  • JD degree from an accredited law school, able to be licensed to practice in Wyoming
  • Demonstrated excellence as a trial lawyer 
  • Passion for eradicating child sexual abuse and family violence
  • Talent for bringing people together
  • Able to touch-type 35 wpm, and work with modern computer programs.

Position Summary: At the direction of the County Attorney, the Special Victims Prosecutor will work under the same roof with specially-trained and dedicated law enforcement, advocates, DFS investigators, counselors and other professionals to combat all forms of family violence, including child sexual abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, physical child abuse and elder abuse.

This attorney will try felony cases involving child sexual abuse and family violence, and facilitate interagency cooperation in the fight against family violence.

Major Areas of Responsibility and Performance:

Prosecutes:
- Reviews investigative files submitted by law enforcement agencies;
- Monitors and assists with investigations;
- Prepares charging documents;
- Researches and briefs pre-trial motions;
- Conducts arraignments, preliminary hearings, motion hearings, trials and sentencing hearings;
- Interviews and assists victims and witnesses;
- Negotiates plea agreements;
- Works with Victim/Witness staff and court service staff;
- On call for 7 days, every 10th week.

Provides Collaborative Leadership
- Works with criminal justice/social service agencies and the public to improve the systemic response to child sexual abuse and family violence

Provides Legal/Technical Advice:
- Advises and assists law enforcement agencies, Department of Family Services, and other professionals.

Provides Public Service:
- Works to improve prevention programs in the community
- Educates the public regarding child sexual abuse and family violence

Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned

Deadline: Open Until Filled