Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Grand Funded - Ingham County

Annual Salary: $57,492.89

Application Deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Required DocumentsResume, Cover Letter, Transcripts, State Bar License and Application

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General Summary:    

Under the direction of the Prosecuting Attorney, the Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, or other senior attorneys, prosecutes persons accused of violating criminal laws by analyzing, preparing, and presenting evidence before the County Courts.

This grant-funded position would work with the STOP grant team, (End Violent Encounters, Inc., the Lansing Police Department, and the 54-A District Court Domestic Violence Court). This APA would screen and prosecute cases of domestic violence, under the terms of a grant provided by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Essential Functions: 

  1. On a rotational basis reviews warrant requests - deciding whether the request should be authorized.
  2. Prepares cases for trial, gathering and analyzing all evidence, contacting all witnesses or field experts, planning trial strategy and researching all points of law.
  3. Appears in District Courts to conduct pre-trial preliminary examinations, motions, trials and jury trials of cases and extradition papers.
  4. Interviews police and civilians concerning complaints on criminal matters and determines appropriate disposition.
  5. May engage in plea bargaining subject to office procedures and policies.
  6. Prepares search warrants and fugitive and extradition papers as assigned.
  7. Prosecutes Circuit Court cases, as assigned.
  8. Processes appellate cases as assigned.
  9. Will be assigned on a rotational basis to Probate / Juvenile Court cases.
  10. May appear at mental commitment hearings.
  11. Through rotation, serves as the "on-call" assistant prosecutor to law enforcement agencies during non-working hours and review warrant requests and approve search warrants.

Other Functions:

  • Performs other duties as assigned

(An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the above tasks. These examples do not include all of the tasks which the employee may be expected to perform.)

Employment Qualifications:

Education:  Must be a graduate of an accredited school of law

Experience:  Entry Level Experience with Criminal Prosecution which may be in the form of Internships or Externships.

Other Requirements: 

  • Licensed to practice in Michigan, or having taken the bar exam and awaiting bar results.
  • Specialized experience and unique skills in working with domestic violence is required.

(The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description.  The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job-related selection or promotional criteria)             

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be capable of reading police reports, documents and other materials.
  • Must be capable of verbally interviewing victims and witnesses in person and over the telephone.
  • Will be required to appear in court in front of Judges and court audiences in Lansing, East Lansing and Mason.
  • Must be available for 24 hour on-call schedule.
  • Must be capable of relative mobility to be able to access any part of the county and many times specific remote crime scenes.
  • Will lift and carry heavy case files in office and to court.

(This job requires the ability to perform the essential functions contained in this description. These include, but are not limited to, the requirements listed above. Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill one or more of these requirements.)

Working Conditions:

  • Works in office setting
  • May be required to work in extreme temperatures and weather conditions.


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