The Hennepin County Attorney's Office is seeking to fill experienced Attorney positions in the Criminal Prosecution divisions including Community Prosecution, Youth Prosecution, Major Litigation, and Adult Prosecution. Our office is committed to promoting a just system grounded in fairness, equity and compassion.Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit employee referral program. Location and hours:These positions arehybrid and will be performed both on-site at Hennepin County Government Center at 300 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487 and remote as job duties require. Work hours will be Monday through Friday, with typical hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. While these positions are designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in Minnesota and Wisconsin. New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022 to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.About these positions: The list of candidates created from this posting will be used to fill permanent, full-time, benefit-earning and limited duration (for up to two years), benefit-earning Attorney positions. These positions are internally classified as an Attorney. Click here to view the job classification specification.Criminal background checks: Applicants with convictions are not automatically disqualified. Each case is considered on its individual circumstances and the type of work.In the Attorney position, you will:
· Prepare cases for prosecution of criminal statutes and/or fraud cases for prosecutions.
· Try criminal cases and prosecute appeals.
· Interview prospective complainants and police officers relative to the violation of statutes and filing of complaints.
· Prepare briefs, opinions, pleadings, and other legal papers; confer with attorneys, other county employees and other interested parties regarding criminal prosecutions.
· Conduct necessary legal research; keep case records and make reports; perform necessary research, work investigations, and preparation of briefs for the trial of cases involving criminal prosecution.
Need to have:
· Admission to the Bar of the State of Minnesota and two years or more of experience as a practicing attorney.
Nice to have:
· Preferred candidates will have five or more years of criminal prosecution experience as a licensed attorney.
· Experience working in a county attorney's office (or equivalent office in Minnesota or another state).
· Knowledge of:
o Local laws and ordinances, established precedents, and legal reference sources.
o The principles, methods, and practices of legal research and investigation.
o Judicial procedures and the rules of evidence.
o The pleading and practice of effective presentation of court cases.
· Ability to:
o Provide excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and persuasive public speaking skills.
o Charge criminal cases.
o Try cases independently.
o Establish effective working relationships and to collaborate with other county departments.