Deputy Prosecuting Attorney

Thurston County
Full Time $6,626 - $12,804 Per year WA 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW #2, Olympia, WA 98502, United States


***The Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney's Office reserves the right to close the recruitment at any time. To ensure consideration for this position, please submit your application materials as soon as possible.***
The Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is seeking applications from highly motivated and qualified individuals who are interested in being appointed as a in the Civil Division 

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: 
  • Conduct legal research and provide written or verbal legal opinions to various county officials and departments. May draft or review proposed county resolutions, ordinances, contracts, or other legal documents.
  • May prepare and try various civil cases on behalf of the county or its employees, including pleadings practice, discovery work, memoranda or brief writing, motions, trial, and other presentations for court hearings. Discovery work may include drafting interrogatories, taking depositions, interviewing witnesses, and other legal investigatory work.
  • May represent the county in other civil and administrative actions such as county or state code enforcement actions, child support cases, involuntary commitment and treatment hearings and trials, and other civil actions brought on behalf of or against the county in local, state, or federal courts.
  • May handle civil appeals filed by either party in any civil case involving a party represented by the office. This work includes but is not limited to legal research, brief writing, and the presentation of oral arguments in state or federal appellate courts.
  • May handle public records issues, which includes leading a staff that responds to all county public records requests and coordinating with all county offices and departments regarding responsive records.
  • Drafts or reviews, under supervision, proposed County resolutions, ordinances, contracts and other County legal documents.
  • Prepares and tries, under supervision, various County civil cases, including discovery work, pleadings practice, memoranda or briefs, and actual trial or hearing presentation, in Superior Court, various administrative hearings or appellate courts.
  • Assists in County civil trials, hearings, or appellate proceedings, of a high priority nature.
  • Performs a variety of legal office work and other civil legal work as required.
  • May lead or supervise other attorneys or legal support staff.


  • Graduation from a recognized and accredited school of law and a member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association.
  • Basic knowledge of the laws of the State of Washington; the rules and procedures of county, state, and federal courts and administrative agencies, and basic techniques of litigation and trial work.
  • Ability to perform legal research; analyze and apply rules, statutes or other laws or legal principles and precedents to facts to provide advice to clients and formulate arguments clearly and logically in written and oral form; work harmoniously with County officials and court personnel; and maintain good public relations.