Assistant Prosecuting Attorney- Monroe County

JOB CLASSIFICATION.  Assistant Prosecuting Attorney 


JOB POSTING DATE. November 4, 2019


LOCATION. Monroe, Michigan

STARTING SALARY RANGE. $47,536.00 - $62,436.00 (depending on experience and qualifications).

AGENCY PROFILE. The mission of the Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is to promote the ends of justice by effectively and efficiently prosecuting violations of the law, helping to maintain community security, and advancing a fair and reasoned administration of the law  –  all while safeguarding the rights of victims and the accused, and maintaining the highest ethical and professional standards.

JOB SUMMARY. This Assistant Prosecuting Attorney will join a team of 12 other attorneys and 12 staff members pursuing the mission of the Office and operating under the supervision of the Prosecuting Attorney. The starting assignment will depend, in part, upon the abilities and level of experience of the successful candidate. Initial essential responsibilities are likely to include:

  • Reviewing police reports to determine if a crime was committed,
  • Making charging decisions in adult misdemeanor and juvenile petition requests
  • Interviewing complainants, victims of crime, witnesses and police officers in preparation for court hearings,
  • Prosecuting misdemeanor cases in District Court and juvenile delinquency and mental commitment cases in Probate Court (both of which necessarily involve conducting trials and all other court proceedings),
  • Researching and writing motions, replies and briefs in all trial courts; researching and writing briefs and replies in appellate courts, and
  • Providing legal counsel to the various police agencies operating within Monroe County; reviewing search warrants.


EDUCATION AND LICENSES. Juris Doctor Degree from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school. Membership in good standing in the State Bar of Michigan. Possession of a valid Michigan driver's license.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND CHARACTER. Must be diligent, timely, organized and willing to work with (and be respectful of) members of the public and the defense bar; should have a strong interest in and passion for prosecution, public safety, and justice. Must be professional in appearance, demeanor and thought – on and off the job – being mindful of the higher standards expected of chief law enforcement officers. Must possess appropriately strong written and oral advocacy skills, a working knowledge of the Michigan Rules of Evidence and the fundamentals of conducting a trial, the ability to conduct computer-based research, and an eagerness for learning. Must be willing to work in a collaborative environment. Must effectively, appropriately and respectfully interact with an array of cohorts including victims, law enforcement agents, pre-trial/probation officers, judges, colleagues, staff members and the public.

EXPERIENCE.  Some county, state, or federal prosecutorial experience is preferred but not necessary.

GOOD MORAL CHARACTER. Possess a good moral character as determined by a favorable comprehensive background investigation covering school and employment history, criminal history, personal traits and integrity.

DRUG TESTING.  Applicant will be screened for the use of illegal controlled substances. This testing will be completed after the conditional offer of employment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS. Duties require mobility (to work in a normal office setting and use standard office equipment including a computer), vision (to read printed materials and a computer monitor) and hearing and speech (sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone). These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations. Occasional overnight travel for training may be required.

HOW TO APPLY. A completed application(, cover letter, resume, 3-5 pages of a writing sample and six references with contact information can be sent to County of Monroe Human Resources Department, 125 E. Second Street Monroe, Michigan 48161 or For consideration, all application packets must be received by 5:00 p.m. on November 22, 2019.