Assistant Prosecuting Attorney – Appellate – Allegan County

Allegan County has much to offer, with 24 Townships, 9 Cities, and 2 Villages across nearly 900 square miles. The landscapes range from the lakeshore to beautifully wooded lands, our County’s natural resources are a gift to be treasured. Allegan County businesses, citizens, and employees are world-class, and we remain a welcoming, closely-knit community. We are one of the fastest-growing counties in Michigan.

Allegan County Government places high importance on our core values: Respect, Integrity, Commitment and Honesty.  A common thread among our leadership, employees and volunteers is a strong desire to serve and be part of something meaningful. We were recently identified as “Best in Class Winner” among mid-size companies for our excellence in optimizing employee and organizational well-being. We have also received the Impact Award for excellence in educating our employees about their retirement plans and overall financial wellness. We are looking for dedicated, caring, energetic people to join our team!

Job Summary

At the discretion of the elected Allegan County Prosecuting Attorney, the Assistant Prosecuting Attorney is responsible for performing any and all duties directed by the Prosecuting Attorney, as set forth by the Constitution and statutes of the State of Michigan, and is subject to the same qualifications, statutes, requirements, penalties and obligations applicable therein. This role will also have a focus in appellate care work, involve extensive research and writing.


WAGE RANGE: $75,500 – $98,900 per year, salaried

SIGN ON BONUS:  $1,889.68 with 1st paycheck and $1,889.68 at completion of 1 year of employment

Excellent Benefits Plan:  Benefits begin on the first of the month after your hire date

  • Medical, Dental & Vision (3 medical plans to choose from, 2 of which are FREE)
  • County-funded Health Savings Account with our two high-deductible medical plans
  • Generous PTO plan, including front-loaded hours into PTO bank at hire, and annually on January 1.
  • FREE use of Allegan County government’s two fitness centers
  • 13 paid holidays, in addition to PTO
  • County-paid employee life insurance coverage
  • County-paid short-term disability coverage, up to 52 weeks
  • Generous retirement plan, including a county contribution of 7% of your annual earnings
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program for college degree courses

Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Responsible for prosecuting misdemeanor, felony, juvenile delinquency, child abuse, guardianship, animal control, neglect, and mental incompetence proceedings and court cases.
  2. Perform on-call and warrant duties when necessary; requires immediate response to telephone; contact may travel to office, crime scene, etc.
  3. Represents the People of the State of Michigan in criminal prosecutions of felonies at all stages of the process; assists with preparation of civil lawsuits in Circuit Court including drafting complaints, motions, discovery, settlement conferences, trials, judgments and post-judgment proceedings.
  4. Appears in court to represent the best interests of the children involved in child protection proceedings and divorce cases.
  5. Attends and participates in all specialty courts; must be knowledgeable in parameters for entry into Veterans Court and for placement in the Felony Probation Swift and Sure Sanctions program.
  6. Provides education and legal opinions, advice and information to law enforcement, Department of Social Services, Board of Commissioners, and City/County departments and other agencies regarding new laws, statutes, and cases.
  7. Prepares appellate briefs, conducts research, and presents arguments to the Court of Appeals and other appellate Courts.
  8. Participates on various interagency and interdepartmental committees including Victim Impact Panel, Gun Board, etc.; attends meetings, workshops, seminars, etc. to keep abreast of legal matters.
  9. Remains educated and trained on new legislations and case law.
  10. Research and case writing of appellate cases.
  11. Performs other related essential duties as required.


  • Must have graduated from an accredited law school and be a member of the Michigan State Bar.


  • Two years post law school experience preferred, but not required.
  • Prior experience in research and writing for appellate case work preferred.

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