Boundary County Prosecutor’s Office – Chief Deputy Prosecutor – Criminal


$90,000.00, wage is DOE




Bonners Ferry, ID

Job Posted On:

January 11, 2024

Closing Date:


Performs all duties of a Prosecuting Attorney pursuant to Idaho Code, managing assigned cases from intake through disposition. Acts as Prosecutor for Boundary County in the absence of the Prosecuting Attorney.

Chief Deputy Prosecutor (Criminal)
Position Functions (not listed in any particular order of priority and may be amended or added to by the County at any time):
1. Performs all duties of a Prosecuting Attorney pursuant to Idaho Code, managing assigned cases from intake through disposition.
2. Reviews incoming law enforcement reports to determine which charges, if any, will be filed against whom.
3. Researches case-specific legal issues and prepares correspondence, witness lists, criminal complaints, motions, orders, notices, warrants, summons, failures to appear and other miscellaneous pleadings and legal documents as required.
4. Negotiates potential case resolutions with defense counsel/defendants as appropriate, in accordance with facts, law, and policy.
5. Prepares legal strategies, questions, jury selection, jury instruction, and opening and closing statements.
6. Performs trial preparation, including witness preparation and interviews as needed in preparation for trial appearances.
7. Presents evidence and argument at arraignments, preliminary hearings, hearings on motions, trials, juvenile proceedings, and mental commitment proceedings.
8. Screens and requests additional information required for the successful prosecution of each case.
9. Assists law enforcement in obtaining search/arrest warrants.
10. Answers inquiries from the public, law enforcement, other attorneys, the Court and any and all other sources as required
11. Attends meetings and training. Schedules and participates in telephone, video, and personal appointments with victims, witnesses. law enforcement and others as needed.
12. Maintains confidentiality and complies with the Idaho Rules of Professional Conduct.
13. Conducts legal research to stay abreast of court decisions and legislation affecting the practice of law.
14. Reviews all work performed by secretarial staff.
15. All other duties as assigned.

Standards of Performance
Extremely high standard of performance and accuracy required. Must possess considerable working knowledge of Constitutional, statutory and case law, and with civil, criminal and appellate procedures, familiarity with applicable state and federal regulations, court rules governing procedures in civil, criminal, administrative, juvenile, evidentiary and appellate matters. Understanding of the principles of law and their applications.

Equipment Used
Computer, general office equipment.

Work Hours
Hours may vary-fulltime benefited position


Graduation from an ABA accredited law school with a Juris Doctorate degree. At least four years’ experience as a practicing attorney with two years’ experience in a prosecutor’s office preferred. Must be admitted to practice law in the State of Idaho and maintain good standing
with the Idaho State Bar. Must maintain continuing legal education requirements of the State Bar.

How To Apply:

County Employees apply by submitting application to Personnel Director by 5:00 p.m., on the closing date. All applications must be submitted on a Boundary County Application Form. Filing of position authorized by Boundary County Commissioners.