Sexual Assault Kit Task Force APA- Wayne County


CLASS TITLE:  Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

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

COMPENSATION RANGE: To be determined dependent upon experience


Under the supervision of the Lead Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, following established protocol and procedures, the Assistant Prosecuting Attorney 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.  


 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 DNA 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


 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)


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  Please reference SAK APA in the subject line of the cover letter and/or email.

This position is fully funded through the Grant to Encourage Arrest.  Parking and mileage for travel to work, court or interviews are not reimbursed or paid for this position.