Assistant Prosecuting Attorney- Livingston County
Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Prosecutor and Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney is responsible for performing a wide assortment of prosecutorial duties in District, Family, Probate, Juvenile, Circuit and Appellate Courts while functioning with broad latitude in prosecuting assigned cases.
Benefits: Hybrid pension plan which includes a Defined Benefit & 401a with an employer match, Comprehensive Medical, Pharmacy, Dental & Vision, Optional Voluntary 457 Deferred Compensation plan, Short-term & Long-term disability & Basic Life & AD&D insurance, Health & Dependent Flexible Spending Accounts, Paid vacation, sick days & 13 Holidays. Unused vacation and sick time rolls over, Tuition Reimbursement
Up to $500 annual Wellness reimbursement* & $100 incentive for completing your annual physical & Health Assessment., Voluntary benefits such as Accident, Critical Illness, Hospital & Whole Life policies, Employee assistance program, *Pro-rated based on DOH
Pay Rate Information: The Assistant Prosecuting Attorney II is a non-union position and starting pay is $80,342/yr. This position is eligible for step pay increases within our Non-Union Grade 13S wage scale. Top end of the current wage scale for this position is $104,444/yr.
Essential Job Functions: An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the duties, which the employee may be expected to perform. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.
1. Appears in court for arraignments, motions, pre-trials, trials, sentencing, and other related activities regarding cases in District, Family, Probate, Juvenile, Circuit and/or Appellate Courts.
2. Researches and prepares criminal cases for trial, appeal, motion, sentencing, and other proceedings. These cases are typically the most complex or of a sensitive nature.
3. Prosecutes and manages in District, Family, Probate, Juvenile, Circuit and/or Appellate Court docket on a regular basis and exercises discretion and independent judgment on a wide variety of cases.
4. Provides advice and/or training to County officials, attorneys, departments, employees, and law enforcement officers regarding legal obligations, authority, and liability in connection with official duties.
5. Interviews and informs witnesses, clients, victims, officials, and other parties regarding cases, legal procedures, and court appearances.
6. Coordinates services with other agencies, such as law enforcement, medical personnel, social services, probation officers, and other related groups.
7. Assists lower level attorneys and supervisors with interpreting legal information, courtroom policies and procedures, and preparing cases for trial and court hearings.
8. Reviews and analyzes evidence, police reports, medical reports, child protective service reports, and researches legal issues in order to authorize warrants.9. Keeps the Prosecutor and Chief Assistant Prosecutor apprised of case status and high profile cases.
10. Attends legal conferences and seminars to stay current on legal issues, updates and learns strategies and information regarding criminal and other matters.
11. Performs other duties as directed.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.
Requirements include the following:
Juris Doctorate Degree and four years of progressively more responsible experience as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney I, Public Defender or private attorney. The County, at its discretion, may consider an alternative combination of formal education and work experience.
Licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan and a member in good standing with the Michigan Bar Association.
Michigan Vehicle Operator's License.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of State of Michigan criminal and case law, and courtroom procedures.
Considerable knowledge of performing legal research, reviewing and interpretation evidence, interviewing witnesses, assigning proper charges, preparing and interpreting legal documents, mediation and conflict resolution principles, document production and courtroom presentation, developing legal arguments, and maintaining detailed and accurate records.
Skill in assembling and analyzing data and preparing comprehensive and accurate reports.
Skill in effectively communicating ideas and concepts orally and in writing, and making presentations in public forums.
Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with County employees, contractors to the County, representatives of other governmental units, professional contacts, elected officials, and the public.
Ability to assess situations, solve problems, work effectively under stress, within deadlines, and in emergency situations.
Skill in the use of office equipment and technology, including Microsoft Suite applications, software programs utilized by the Prosecutor's Office and specialized legal research software.
Ability to attend meetings scheduled at times other than normal business hours.
Ability to respond to emergencies or service needs on a 24-hour basis.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to communicate in person and by telephone, read regular and small print, view and produce written and electronic documents, and enter data on a computer keyboard with repetitive keystrokes. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to manage stress, be it from dealing with people under duress, from the confrontation and negotiation components of the adversarial process or from the demands of the courtroom setting. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects of light weight. The employee must lift or push/pull objects of up to 15 lbs. without assistance. Accommodation will be made, as needed, for employees required to lift or move objects that exceed this weight.
The typical work environment of this job is a business office or court setting where the noise level is quiet and sometimes moderate.