The Ada County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a licensed attorney to serve as a full-time Associate Legal Advisor. This attorney will assist the Chief Legal Advisor in providing legal counsel to the Ada County Sheriff, and his staff, on issues ranging from law enforcement and corrections operations to personnel issues and civil rights law. The Ada County Sheriff’s Office is located in Boise, Idaho and serves a population of nearly half a million citizens. The Ada County Sheriff is the largest sheriff’s office in the State of Idaho with over 750 employees working across 5 bureaus, including patrol services, jail services, court services, probation, dispatch, and records. The Chief Legal Advisor and Associate Legal Advisor positions are designed similar to in-house counsel positions, as they advise the Sheriff as their sole client on the best course of action in all legal matters. The right candidate for the Associate position will be able to be licensed in Idaho and have some experience in either government or civil practice at the time of application. For questions, contact Caryl Humphries at 208-577-3749. To apply click here https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/adacounty/sheriff
The Sheriff’s Associate Legal Advisor assists the Chief Legal Advisor in providing legal counsel, representation, and administrative services on all legal issues concerning law enforcement, corrections, personnel, administrative and civil rights law for the Ada County Sheriff and his or her staff. The position deals with a wide variety of, and frequently changing state and federal laws and standards relating to law enforcement, confinement and corrections. The position requires the ability to work closely and cooperatively with the Sheriff, Chief Legal Advisor, other law enforcement agencies, and legal counsel in civil and criminal matters, and staff from state and federal agencies.
Researches and analyzes the law on complex issues and drafts briefs for submission to the Chief Legal Advisor;
Assists in preparing and presenting training to various components of the Sheriff’s Office on legal updates, legislative developments, officer and civilian training academies, and other topics as directed by the Chief Legal Advisor;
Researches and provides comments and evaluation to the Chief Legal Advisor regarding current agency policy and proposed policy amendments;
Researches and keeps current on legal issues related to jail and conditions of confinement matters involving inmates, and the provision of security and other services in the jail including medical and mental health;
Drafts correspondence for the Chief Legal Advisor as directed;
Works closely with the public information process and records staff in matters of public records under the direction of the Chief Legal Advisor;
Reviews and prepares advice for agency staff on the issuance, suspension and/or revocation of Concealed Weapons permits under the direction of the Chief Legal Advisor;
Covers duties of Legal Assistant in their absence;
Reviews and summarizes contracts for the procurement of goods and services and makes suggestions for alterations to those documents;
Performs legal research using the internet and computer research tools;
Assists in cooperating with the Prosecuting Attorney or outside counsel during the discovery process;
Assists in the gathering of information for response to subpoenas, tort claims and lawsuits;
Must be able to assume 24/7 on-call coverage responsibilities that include nights, weekends, and holidays.
Must have graduated from an accredited law school and be a member in good standing of the Idaho State Bar;
Familiarity with legal research procedures using both the Internet and traditional research tools;
Knowledge of the laws and standards relating to law enforcement, confinement, and corrections;
Knowledge of Idaho criminal law, criminal procedure, employment law, and civil rights laws;
Must have strong interpersonal and presentation skills, and the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
Ability to ascertain facts;
Ability to analyze the law, legal issues and situations and make recommendations regarding proper courses of action;
Ability to learn, apply and defend the Sheriff's Office's policies and procedures and to recommend updates and revisions to maintain current best practices;
Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with employees of the Sheriff’s Office, other county employees and officials, and members of the community at large;
Ability to work as part of a team;
Ability to exercise good judgment;
Ability to maintain confidentiality;
Knowledge of state professional rules of ethics.
Must possess a strong work ethic and have the initiative to set deadlines and complete tasks in a timely manner;
Must have and maintain a valid Idaho driver’s license;
Must pass a background investigation and a polygraph (lie detector) test;
This position has been designated safety sensitive and therefore the incumbent is subject to random drug testing;
Work Environment and Physical Demands
Work is performed primarily in an office environment and the employee in this class is subject to inside environmental conditions;
Requires sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes to permit the employee to function in a general office environment and accomplish tasks.
About Ada County Sheriff's Office
The Ada County Sheriff’s Office is the largest local law enforcement agency in Idaho, with over 730 employees. That includes 366 commissioned deputies.
The Ada County Sheriff’s Office is committed to giving every citizen the best possible service. Our main goal is to ensure Ada County is a safe place to live, work and play.
We do that by focusing on the causes of crime, encouraging community participation, and making the best possible use of existing resources.
The ACSO is not just responsible for traditional law enforcement. Idaho’s Constitution and state law make county sheriffs responsible for almost every law enforcement function.
Ada County Sheriff’s Office deputies patrol unincorporated Ada County and the cities of Eagle, Kuna and Star. Ada County Sheriff’s employees also manage and staff the 1,224-bed Ada County Jail, run the county-wide 911 emergency dispatch center and fulfill a variety of statutory and cooperative duties.
ACSO employees also issue driver’s licenses and concealed weapons permits, patrol county waterways, and serve civil process from the courts.