Assistant Prosecuting Attorney- Jackson County

Posting Ends: Sunday, March 7, 2021

Annual Salary Range:$68,432.00 - $79,414.00

Hours: Full Time Employee

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Position Summary

The Office of the Prosecuting Attorney for Jackson County is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (APA). Successful candidates must be licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan and have two to three years' experience in a criminal and/or civil law setting. The Prosecutor's office is staffed with Attorney's classified levels I through IV. This position is an APA-I, working under the supervision of the Prosecuting Attorney or Chief Assistant.

Position Description


Under the direct supervision of the Prosecuting Attorney and the Chief Assistant, reviews and authorizes requests for felony and misdemeanor warrants, juvenile criminal petitions, educational neglect petitions, mental health petitions, and abuse and neglect petitions. Determines the appropriate charge and prosecutes criminal cases. Regularly presents felony and misdemeanor cases in the district court and may assist with other matters as assigned. Attempts to resolve and dispose of criminal cases or tries case in court. Prepares and tries felony preliminary examinations. Prepares and tries misdemeanors at jury and bench trials. Prepares and tries criminal felony jury trials in Circuit Court. Prepares and tries civil abuse and neglect hearings, bench trials, and jury trials.


Education: Juris Doctorate. Law degree from an accredited law school.

Experience: Prefer some experience in a criminal and/or civil law setting.

Other Requirements: Licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan.

Relevant Skills/Specialized Equipment Knowledge:
• Basic office equipment such as telephone, calculator, photocopier, Fax, etc.
• Photographic, audio and video equipment.
• Computer programs including word processing, spreadsheets, database entry, and desktop publishing.
• Ability to use Exhibit View and Camtasia equipment.
• Ability to use technology needed for trials, motions and other hearings.


This is an exempt level position with excellent benefits, including health, life, disability, paid time off and holidays, effective date of hire!

CORE BENEFITS (Provided at no cost): $3,000 Cash-In-Lieu of Insurance; $30,000 Life Insurance, $30,000 AD&D; Long-Term Disability; Wellness Benefits ($400 incentive); Employee Assistance Program; JobSTAR Success Coaching; Paid Holidays; Paid Time Off; Paid bereavement leave; and Education Assistance of up to $2,000 annually.

OPTIONAL BENEFITS (cost share required): Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision; Optional Life Insurance for employee, spouse and dependent children; Short-Term Disability; Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and/or Dependent Care); Consumerism Card; Legal Shield & ID Shield.

Full time employees are also offered an Employer match of up to 5% in our Defined Contribution Plan and greater than two times the employee contribution to our Retirement Health Savings Plan.