Assistant Prosecuting Attorney I – Lapeer County

General Summary:

Under the supervision of the Prosecuting Attorney and Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, reviews and authorizes requests for warrants, determines the appropriate charge and prosecutes criminal cases.  As an Assistant Prosecutor, assumes responsibility for managing a caseload of misdemeanor and felony cases, as well as neglect and abuse cases as needed.  Attempts to resolve and dispose of criminal cases or tries cases in court.  Possesses a fundamental understanding of criminal procedure and prosecution and demonstrates a strong work ethic with a desire to learn.  Assists senior prosecutors in trial preparation. 

Essential Functions:

  1. Responsible for managing a caseload of misdemeanor and felony cases.
  2. Reviews criminal warrant requests from law enforcement agencies, analyzes police reports, collects input from the law enforcement officers, researches the law as necessary to determine applicable criminal charges, and determines whether adequate grounds exist to authorize a warrant. Determines the appropriate charge to be made and directs law enforcement investigations.
  3. Researches and prepares criminal cases for trial. Skilled in legal research, writing, rules of evidence and possesses a strong courtroom presence. 
  4. As an entry level Assistant Prosecutor, requires little or no guidance in standard court proceedings including; arraignments, motions, examinations, sentencing.
  5. All other duties and functions as assigned by the Prosecuting Attorney or Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.

Employment Qualifications:

Education:  Law degree from an accredited law school.

Experience:   Prosecuting Internship experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:  This position requires the ability to perform the essential functions contained in this description.  These include, but are not limited to, the following requirements and working conditions.  Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill one or more of these requirements:

  • Ability to access filing systems;
  • Ability to enter and retrieve information from case management system;
  • Ability to generate various documents from computer system;
  • Bending, stooping and kneeling when filing and retrieving documents.
  • Ability to access all courtrooms within the County.
  • Ability to sit and/or stand for prolonged periods of time.

Working Conditions:

Works in office and courtroom conditions.  Exposure to individuals charged and/or convicted of a variety of criminal offenses.


The qualifications listed herein are intended to represent the minimum skill set and experience levels for individuals performing in the aforementioned capacities within this job description.  The aforementioned qualifications should not be construed as a warranty or guarantee for employment of any candidate possessing the stated qualifications or skills.  The aforementioned qualifications should be construed as general guidelines of the minimum criteria for a candidate to possess in the application process.  The qualifications stated herein are guidelines that should be considered along with other job-related selection or promotional criteria.

Annual Compensation:

$86,000.00 – $106,000.00 plus medical benefits, defined benefit plan, on-call pay.

FLSA: Exempt.


Interested candidates should email their resume and supporting documents to:

John D. Miller

Prosecuting Attorney, Lapeer County