The City of Kent seeks an experienced prosecutor with exceptional leadership abilities to serve as the City’s Chief Prosecuting Attorney. As Chief Prosecutor, the incumbent will lead a team of experienced prosecutors and paralegals in a fast-paced, caseload-intense environment as the team prosecutes misdemeanors and infractions, pursues and defends appeals, advises the City’s Police Department, prosecutes forfeitures, and prepares criminal ordinances. The Chief Prosecutor will play a lead role in continuing to collaborate to improve our criminal justice programs and processes. The incumbent will be responsible for managing prosecution operations and carrying an active caseload.
Applicants must be admitted to practice and be in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association. The applicant must have a minimum of seven years of prosecutorial experience and one year of supervisory experience in the legal field, though in place of supervisory experience, the incumbent may possess any combination of relevant experience which would demonstrate the individual's knowledge, skill, and ability to effectively perform supervisory duties and responsibilities.
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