Assistant Prosecuting Attorney – Allegan County

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.


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. 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.

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