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Humboldt County, Nevada
Winnemucca, NV, United States
24 days ago
Humboldt County, Nevada
Winnemucca, Nevada, United States
24 days ago



Under direction, prosecutes criminal cases; provides legal advice to County departments, commissions, boards, and special districts; litigates civil cases; provides legal services and supervises child support law enforcement; and performs other work as assigned.


An employee in this class is an "at-will" employee serving at the pleasure of the District Attorney. 

Examples of Duties

The duties listed below are examples of the work typically performed by the employee in this class.  Not all assigned duties may be listed.  Marginal duties (shown in italics) are those which are non-essential functions for this class. 

  1. Reviews law enforcement reports to determine charges to be filed; prepares complaints, affidavits, warrants, and summons; confers with law enforcement officers and witnesses; negotiates with defense attorneys' prepares motions and other pleadings for court; prepares case and witnesses for court; appears in court; conducts hearings and trials; advises police and probation officers.
  2. May attend commission, board, or special district meetings as legal advisor drafts ordinances, rules, regulations, policies, and by-laws; prepares and negotiates contracts; provides legal advice, opinions, and interpretations to County departments and local government agencies.  
  3. Prepares legal documents, conducts discovery, negotiates, settles, and tries civil litigation cases. 
  4. Selects, directs, develops and evaluates department staff; instructs and trains staff to enhance staff capabilities, effective utilization of time, and improvement of the delivery of services; advises staff on resolution of problems, hears, responds to and resolves staff problems, concerns, complaints and grievances; administers discipline. 
  5. Provides advice and recommends disposition of civil paternity cases, criminal and civil non-support cases; interviews clients and defendants; negotiates agreements and settlements; tries non-support and contempt cases. 
  6. Interprets and applies laws, court decisions and other legal authorities for use in preparation of cases, opinions and briefs. 
  7. Prepares written legal reports, opinions, briefs, and appeals. 
  8. Advises law enforcement officers and others on criminal proceedings and procedures. 
  9. Evaluates requests for the issuance of a criminal complaint by analyzing evidence presented; determines if complaint can be justified or that additional evidence is required; authorizes the issuance of criminal complaints. 

Typical Qualifications

Knowledge and Ability:

Knowledge of principles and practices of criminal law, trial procedures and rules of evidence; legal research methods and judicial procedures; statutory and constitutional laws of the State of Nevada.

Ability to research, analyze and apply legal principles, facts, evidence and precedents to legal problems; prepare and present statements of law, fact and argument clearly, logically, and persuasively in written and oral from in a variety of legal matters; manage a legal caseload; provide legal advice to a variety of public officials.

Experience and Training:   

Any combination of training, education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.  A typical way to gain the required knowledge and ability is:

Graduation from law school with a J.D. degree.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Humboldt County, Nevada is an equal opportunity employer and provider in the services it offers.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63776192
  • Location:
    Winnemucca, Nevada, United States
  • Position Title: Deputy District Attorney
  • Company Name For Job: Humboldt County, Nevada
  • Role: Deputy District Attorney
  • Salary: $85,424.00 - $117,459.00 (Yearly Salary)
Winnemucca , Nevada , United States

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