Performs professional legal work comprised of Law Enforcement Assisted Division (LEAD) participants/defendants with active criminal cases. Monitors the completion of LEAD intakes, assigns cases for filing, negotiates LEAD cases, and provides procedural guidance and liaison support to LEAD case managers and law enforcement.
Examples of Duties
Essential Job Functions
- Tracks all incoming LEAD referrals.
- Monitors completion of LEAD intakes.
- Screens and assigns cases for filing for LEAD candidates that fail to complete the intake.
- Tracks new jail bookings, filings and court hearings daily.
- Monitors court databases.
- Fields daily calls from case managers regarding LEAD clients.
- Communicates information on case status to LEAD case managers, law enforcement, defense attorneys and community members.
- Connects LEAD case managers to assigned defense counsel.
- Communicates with defense counsel assigned to LEAD defendant/participants regarding the current status of their client's LEAD activity.
- Works with case managers/social service treatment providers, defense and the court on collaborative release motions to further harm reduction services for LEAD defendants.
- Makes discretionary decisions regarding new filings, support of release or detention motions, proposed transfer of cases to other therapeutic programs.
- Negotiates all pre-trial LEAD cases and attempts to resolve cases to further continued harm reduction services, taking the LEAD participant's/defendant's progress in recovery into consideration along with input from law enforcement, case managers and the community.
- Appears in court for pre-trial hearings such as arraignment, bond/release and case setting, plea and sentencing, probation and review matters when available.
- Attends meetings representing the 10th Judicial District at LEAD Key Stakeholder Policy Committee, Operational Work Group and LEAD evaluation meetings.
- Provides LEAD referral training to law enforcement.
- Provides data collection and input to LEAD project managers for evaluation purposes.
- Consults on design of an operational and data sharing system to integrate LEAD information into a larger law enforcement and treatment agency database.
- Participates in drafting/creating operational forms, training information and procedures.
- Presents the LEAD program at conferences or to visitors interested in learning about the LEAD program.
- Performs other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
- Fills in for other staff as necessary and/or required.
- Attends meetings, classes and trainings as required or requested by supervisor.
- Encouraged to recommend changes to improve procedures that would result in efficiencies, cost savings and safety.
- Communicates actively, clearly and regularly with supervisor and co-workers on all work-related topics.
- Understands, observes and complies with all Governmental, Pueblo County and Departmental policies, procedures and protocols when performing job duties.
- Possesses excellent oral and written skills to communicate effectively.
- Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with Pueblo County employees from same or different departments/offices, entities and customers.
- Effectively manages multiple projects at once.
- Effectively deals with stressful situations.
- Easily adapts to sudden and unexpected changes in work assignments.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Modern office practices and procedures.
- Ability to operate standard office equipment, including typewriters, computers, computer software, calculators, printers, copiers, scanners and facsimile machines.
- Thorough understanding of harm reduction principles and ability to communicate those principles to peers, community, etc.
- Ability to effectively communicate with community members, court staff, law enforcement, case managers and defense attorneys.
- Ability to effectively communicate with prosecutors in other counties regarding LEAD participant's/defendant's current participation with LEAD.
- Ability to make discretionary decisions that would include supporting release motions, proposing charge reduction or dismissal agreements (when appropriate), proposing transfer of cases to therapeutic courts.
- Ability to seek detention or release based on assessing the participants/defendants status with a case manager and input from law enforcement.
- Ability to negotiate all low-level drug offenses and misdemeanor property related cases.
- Ability to attempt to resolve cases taking into consideration the participant/defendants progress in treatment and input from the case manager, community members and law enforcement and what will enhance community safety and support improved behavior by the individual.
- Ability to handle court hearings for LEAD participants/defendants when available.
Law degree from an accredited law school required.
No experience required.
Minimum of one year experience preferred.
Licenses and/or Certificates:
Licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado and must be in good standing.
Must successfully pass background check.
Pueblo County residency required.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
Occasionally (Less than 25% of the time)
Vehicles-Drives automobile and/or truck.
Frequently (25% to 50% of the time)
Strength-Walks and/or stands with brief periods of sitting.
Climbing-Ascends or descends using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
Stooping-Bends body downward and forward. Requires use of lower extremities and back muscles.
Reaching-Extends hand(s) and arms(s) in any directions.
Handling-Seizes, holds, grasps, turns or otherwise works with hand(s).
Fingering-Picks, pinches, types or otherwise works primarily with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm as in handling.
Equipment Utilized-Office equipment such as computer, phone, fax, copiers, scanners, adding machine, etc.
Regularly (50% to 100 % of the time)
Strength-Lifts, carries, push, pulls or otherwise moves objects up to 25 pounds.
Strength-Sits with brief periods of walking and/or standing.
Strength-Lifts, carries, push, pulls or otherwise moves objects from 25 to 50 pounds.
Strength -Lifts, carries, push, pulls or otherwise moves objects from 50 to 75 pounds.
Duties may require work beyond normally scheduled work week; subject to on call duty.
2019 EMPLOYEE BENEFITS SUMMARY
*Early releases are at the discretion of the Elected Official/Department Director based on the mission essential obligations established for their office/department.
**Personal Holiday is subject to approval by Elected Official or Department Director.
If a holiday falls on a Saturday, employees will receive the preceding Friday off.
If a holiday falls on a Sunday, employees will receive the following Monday off.
If an employee is absent the day preceding or following the holiday without prior approval, the employee will not be paid for the holiday
Departments Scheduled to Work on Holidays.
Due to operational requirements, some employee's will be required to work on holidays. The employee must take the holiday by the end of the month following the holiday at a date approved by their DD/EO.
Regular full time employees accrue eight (8) hours per a month with a maximum accrual of 960 hours.
- 0-5 years: earn eight (8) hours per a month with a maximum accrual of 144 hours.
- 5-10 years: earn twelve (12) hours per a month with a maximum accrual of 216 hours.
- 10+ years: earn sixteen (16) hours per a month with a maximum accrual of 288 hours.
New hires are eligible to use vacation time after six (6) months of continuous service with Pueblo County.
All Regular Full-Time employees and Elected Officials are required to participate in the County Retirement Plan upon completion of one (1) month of continuous employment. A pre-tax deduction of 8.25% will be deducted from the employee's monthly pay.
Flex Dollar Allowance
Pueblo County's contribution toward the purchase of your benefit options.
- Opt out of Health Insurance: $18 per a month
- Employee only: $626 per a month
- Employee+1: $1,032 per a month
- Family: $1,395 per a month
If Benefit Selections:
- Are greater than flex dollar allowance, the difference is deducted from paycheck
- Are equal to flex dollars, there is no effect on pay
- Are less than flex dollar allowance additional pay or cash back is not optional
Health Insurance (optional)
High Deductible Health Plan
- Employee only: $583.48 per a month
- Employee+1: $1,132.19 per a month
- Family: $1,564.88 per a month
- Employee only: $769.89 per a month
- Employee+1: $1,501.33 per a month
- Family: $2,078.80 per a month
- Employee only: $738.23 per a month
- Employee+1: $1,439.55 per a month
- Family: $1,993.26 per a month
- Employee only: $649.78per a month
- Employee+1: $1,268.84 per a month
- Family: $1,743.94 per a month
Dental Insurance (optional)
- Employee only: $20.05 per a month
- Employee+1: $43.90 per a month
- Family: $66.80 per a month
Vision Insurance (optional)
- Employee only: $6.36 per a month
- Employee+1: $11.27 per a month
- Family: $18.05 per a month
Long Term Disability (required)
Coverage pays 60% of your wages up to $4,800 with a 90 day waiting period.
Your monthly cost = (monthly pay)/100 x 0.410
Basic Life and AD&D Benefit (required)
Employee are required to purchase basic option for $1.90, however they may elect to purchase additional coverage.
Flexible Spending Account (optional)
This benefit allows you to pay for certain expenses (medical and/or dependent care needs) with "pre-tax" dollars. You specify the dollar amount you would like deducted from your monthly paycheck (minimum of $25), then when you incur an eligible expense you pay it. Then you submit a claim form and original receipt for reimbursement.
Note: According to IRS rules, any funds left in your account(s) at the end of the year cannot be returned to you.
- Optional Life
- Dependent Life
These are post-tax benefits. Please contact HR to learn more.