Latah County Prosecutors Office – Chief Civil Deputy Prosecuting Attorney


Begins at $6,319.00 per month DOE, plus county benefits




Moscow, ID

Job Posted On:

August 25, 2023

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled


This is an intermediate to advanced level (depending on qualifications and experience) attorney position with the Latah County Prosecutor’s Office. Provides civil advice and representation to county officials and offices. Represents Latah County and the State of Idaho at assigned civil proceedings. May also represent the State in felony and also juvenile, child protection and misdemeanor cases as assigned. Supervises own assistant and may be assigned to oversee other staff or oversee the department in the absence of the Prosecuting Attorney. Duties require regular communication with legal staff, law enforcement, victims and witnesses, and other agencies. Interacts with crime victims. May supervise other deputies. Position is at-will and FLSA exempt.



  • Provides legal guidance and direction to elected and appointed county officials, boards and commissions as
  • Represents Latah County and/or the State in civil actions, including planning & zoning hearings, mental commitments, indigency hearings, tax appeals, and other administrative hearings, and Post-Conviction Relief
  • Drafts contracts, resolutions, ordinances, and proposed legislation
  • Handles appeals to the district court and higher courts as well as federal courts as
  • Weekend, evening, holiday work
  • Some travel to conferences, training seminars, and other jurisdictions, for court appearances, and for purposes of investigation
  • Represents the Latah County Prosecutor’s Office at regional associations, task forces,
  • Assigns work to, supervises and reviews the work of assigned support
  • Almost daily contact with elected officials/department heads and/or other government agencies
  • Communicates regularly with the Prosecuting Attorney, and Deputy Prosecutors as Works under broad guidance of policy
  • May represent the State of Idaho in the prosecution of felony and juvenile, child protection and misdemeanor cases as assigned. This includes the following:
    • Review/screening of police reports
    • Charging decisions
    • Pre-trial hearing and appearances
    • Negotiation of case resolutions
    • Preparation of cases for trial including meeting with witnesses, preparing exhibits,
    • Jury and court trials and other court hearings
    • Sentencings/dispositions
    • Assists victims of criminal offenses, including obtaining restitution where appropriate; advises victims of rights.
  • Communicates regularly with other attorneys and others by telephone, by letter, and during in-person
  • Conducts legal research; prepares legal briefs required by individual
  • May be on rotation to be on call 24 hours a day to respond to questions, requests for search and/or arrest warrants and other emergency
  • Provides appropriate legal guidance and advice for criminal investigations and prosecutions to the sheriff’s office, police department, and other law enforcement agencies as requested. Conducts some training for law enforcement; prepares and disseminates training
  • Assists other counties as special prosecutor when requested by Prosecuting Attorney
  • Participates in various legal associations and
  • Performs other duties as assigned or


This position requires an intermediate to high level combination of skill and experience sufficient to handle the duties of the position:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science degree
  • Juris Doctor Degree from accredited law school
  • Admission to the Idaho State Bar and U.S. District Court and currently licensed to
  • Intermediate (generally three to four years) experience in civil government law
  • Working knowledge of Rules of Evidence, civil and administrative law and procedure; and basic knowledge of criminal law and procedure
  • High degree of oral advocacy/public speaking skills
  • Word processing skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and self-motivate, set, and achieve own
  • Excellent legal research and writing
  • Excellent public relations skills.
  • Ability to think
  • Performs essential duties with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without posing a direct safety or health threat to others or
  • Sitting with intermittent moving in an office environment, lifting of office supplies (e.g., binders, etc.), talking and hearing (in person and by telephone), memorizing and seeing (documents, books, )
  • Manual dexterity to perform office functions (writing, typing)
  • Lifting (occasionally 25+ pounds), climbing, stooping, reaching, walking, standing

How To Apply:

Please contact the Latah County Prosecutor’s Office at 208-883-2246 or [email protected] for an application packet.