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Date:  Jun 7, 2024
Req ID:  1834

El Dorado, AR, US, 71730

Anticipated Starting Salary:  Salary Range $50,222.00 - $63,601.00 and 66,409.00

Position Number: 33331028 
County: Union; Calhoun; Cleveland; Columbia; Dallas; Ouachita 
Posting End Date: 7-8-24 

The Department of Public Safety’s mission is to enhance the safety and security of all Arkansans through ethical, character-driven behavior that promotes professionalism, clear communication, and accountability while serving as the state’s premier public safety agency.

Position Information


The Deputy Prosecuting Attorney works under the direction of the Elected Prosecuting Attorney and is responsible for maintaining a criminal case load and handling all matters associated with criminal prosecution, including court preparation, charging decisions, legal research as well as the drafting of legal documents. 


  • Receives criminal complaints from citizens within the judicial district for consideration of prosecution.
  • Prepares complaint affidavits for filing in misdemeanor prosecutions.
  • Maintains misdemeanor case load, including trial and witness preparation, filing appropriate motions and responses and trying misdemeanor cases and appeals.
  • Maintains a felony case load, including trial and witness preparation, filing appropriate motions and responses and trying felony Circuit Court cases for the Judicial District.         
  • Reviews case files submitted by law enforcement and other investigatory agencies to recommend appropriate criminal charges.
  • Drafts briefs, motions, and other supporting legal documents on criminal cases within the Judicial District.
  • Represents the State of Arkansas in legal proceedings within the Judicial District. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and statutes.
  • Knowledge of Criminal Procedure.
  • Knowledge of legal research and writing protocols.
  • Knowledge of the state’s legislative processes.
  • Ability to research, analyze, interpret, and apply case law, state and federal statutes, legal precedents, and relevant legislative intent to agency legal matters.
  • Ability to provide legal guidance and technical assistance.
  • Ability to conduct litigation.
  • Ability to prepare, present and review oral and written information and reports.  

Minimum Qualifications

A juris doctorate from an accredited law school. 


Licensed to practice law in Arkansas and admitted to the Arkansas State Bar. 

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: El Dorado