Special Assistant Attorney General- Wayne County

CLASS TITLE:  Special Assistant Attorney General – Sexual Assault Kit Initiative

DEPARTMENT:  WCPO – Special Victims Unit, Sexual Assault Kit Task Force

FLSA STATUS: Nonexempt

COMPENSATION RANGE: Dependent upon experience

THIS IS A CONTRACT/GRANT POSITION FUNDED DIRECTLY BY THE OFFICE OF THE MICHIGAN ATTORNEY GENERAL.  THERE IS NO PROMISE OF EMPLOYMENT BEYOND THE PERIOD FOR WHICH THE GRANT IS FUNDED AND THERE ARE NO FRINGE BENEFITS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS POSITION

JOB SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Lead Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, following established protocol and procedures, the Special Assistant Attorney General (SAAG) will vertically prosecute criminal sexual conduct cases as part of the Wayne County Sexual Assault Kit Task Force.  This vertical prosecution includes participating with Investigations by attending victim interviews, reviewing evidence, making charging decisions and prosecuting those cases once charges have been filed.  

JOB DUTIES

 Following the written Protocol of the Task Force, attend and participate in victim and witness interviews with Officer in Charge

 Review police reports and evidence logs

 Review and understand DNA Lab Reports and know how to present evidence at trial

 Review warrant requests and make charging decisions

 Represent the People of the State of Michigan in all stages of case prosecution including arraignments, preliminary examinations, motion hearings, trial and sentencing

 Research legal issues and prepare and file written motions necessary for cases

 Maintain case files in an organized manner

 Review files for closure, prepare closure memos and update databases

 Document all aspects of case prosecution through ACT and CODIS/INV databases

 Confer with Supervisor regarding development of cases and notify chain of command of significant events in each case

 Attend required team and office meetings

 Participate in required trainings for position

 Maintain professional demeanor and appearance in Court and office

 Maintain daily activity log necessary for Grant reporting and provide other statistical information when necessary

 Other duties as assigned by Lead Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

This list of job duties is intended to describe the general nature and responsibilities of the position but is not an exhaustive list of all job duties

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

 Must possess a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school

 Must be licensed by the State Bar of Michigan with an active P# and status of Good Standing

 Must have a valid Michigan Driver’s License

 Minimum of five (5) years criminal trial experience with concentration in Criminal Sexual Conduct cases, vertical prosecution and jury trial experience preferred

 Prior training in Forensic Interviewing, Neurobiology of Trauma and DNA as it pertains to sexual assault preferred

 Proficient computer skills including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, ACT, Outlook, and Westlaw

 Attention to Detail, problem solving and organization skills

 Mobility to work in a normal office setting, use standard office equipment and get to Court, vision to read printed materials, hearing and speech sufficient to communicate in person and over the telephone (these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations)

APPLICATION INFORMATION

To apply for this position please submit a resume and cover letter to Susan M. Dillon, Lead Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, SAK Unit, Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, 1441 St. Antoine Street, 12th Floor, Detroit, MI  48226 or via email to sdillon@waynecounty.com.  Please reference SAKI SAAG in the subject line of the cover letter and/or email.

This position is fully funded through the Office of the Michigan Attorney General Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Grant and funding will be reviewed on an annual basis based upon the needs of the project.  This position will terminate when the SAKI Initiative is resolved or at the discretion of the Attorney General or Wayne County Prosecutor.  Parking and Mileage for travel to work, court or interviews is not reimbursed or paid for this position.  

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