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Posted on: November 6, 2023

**** HIRING Chief Deputy Prosecutor Attorney ****

Closing date: Open until filled. 

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Gooding County is seeking a Chief Deputy Prosecutor to provide excellent legal service to the citizens of Gooding County.  Rural prosecution is rewarding work that often allows you to see immediate impact in the community you serve.  Interested individuals must be licensed to practice law in the State of Idaho.  Please include salary request, cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample with your county application.  

Gooding County



Office: Prosecuting Attorney          Reports to:     Prosecuting Attorney

Paygrade:  Submit Salary Request    FLSA Status: Exempt     Date Established: 11/2023



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (illustrative only and may vary by assignment)

  • Performs all duties of a Prosecuting Attorney pursuant to Idaho Code;
  • Prosecutes or defends all actions, applications or motions, civil or criminal, in the district court of Gooding County in which the people, or the state, or the county, are interested, or are a party;
  • Directs staff in the preparation of pleadings, forms, orders, motions, legal memorandums and other paperwork;
  • Protects the rights of victims and those criminally accused;
  • Provides training to law enforcement officers;
  • Negotiates and reviews contracts for county business including, but not limited to, professional service contracts, construction contracts and general goods and services contracts;
  • Advises and consults with law enforcement, attorneys, defendants, victims, witnesses, and other interested and affected parties;
  • Conducts legal research;
  • Drafts contracts, legal memorandums, pleadings and other necessary paperwork;
  • Interacts, mediates and negotiates with opposing counsel, judges, office staff, other agencies and law enforcement offices;
  • Performs time management, meets deadlines, and sets project priorities;
  • Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate co-workers to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of office operations and activities;
  • Maintains strict confidentiality in all matters;
  • Interacts with county employees, witnesses, victims, defendants, law enforcement officials, visitors, and the general public effectively and professionally;
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with Gooding County Prosecuting Attorney policies and procedures;
  • Attends Idaho Prosecuting Attorneys Association training to comply with continuing legal education requirements of the Idaho State Bar;
  • Attends various committee or panel meetings;
  • Assists in the daily operation and supervision of the office;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Gooding County Prosecuting Attorney.




The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and ability required to satisfactorily perform each essential duty required for this position.


Knowledge of:

  • Constitutional law, criminal law, criminal procedures, rules of evidence and prosecutorial ethics;
  • Legal, court, and judicial procedures, rules, terminology, methods, documents, practices, and objectives;
  • Applicable county, state, and federal laws, statutes, ordinances, and codes;
  • Legal research methods;
  • Negotiation techniques and methods; and
  • English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and composition.


Skill and Ability to:

  • Analyze, appraise, and organize facts, evidence, and precedents in determining the various aspects, alternatives, and possible outcomes of cases;
  • Present material to opponents and develop an appropriate legal strategy;
  • Appear without assistance in court and other judicial proceedings and present evidence, arguments, testimony, and witnesses before a judge or jury;
  • Make significant legal decisions in individual cases based on a combination of factors
  • including the law, policy, and rules of ethics;
  • Negotiate complex legal issues;
  • Bring interested and affected parties to consensus;
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, for purposes of advocating, persuading, negotiating, and counseling on behalf of the State;



  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree; and
  • Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association with a Juris Doctorate Degree; and
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Idaho, and;
  • Eligible for membership in the Idaho Prosecuting Attorney’s Association.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an

employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable

accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This position is frequently required to stand, sit, stoop, kneel, bend, use hands to type, handle materials, or manipulate tools, and reach with hands and arms. Incumbent must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds.  Adequate vision required, including close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.  Incumbent must have sufficient clarity of speech and hearing abilities to permit them to discern verbal instructions and communicate effectively in person and by telephone.  This position works in the office and in the courtroom where the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This is an exempt employee, and is almost always required to work more than 35 hours per week, and is daily exposed to emotional and violent people who may create risk to personal safety.


Drug Free Idaho Work Place

Upon offer and acceptance of a position, applicants are subject to pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.


Criminal History Background Check

Upon offer and acceptance of a position, applicants are subject to and must pass a Criminal Background Check.


Equal Employment Opportunity

All selection of employees and all employment decisions, including classification, transfer, discipline and termination, will be made without regard to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, or non-job-related disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. No job or class of jobs will be closed to any individual except where a mental or physical attribute, sex or age is a bona fide occupational qualification.

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