Legal Assistant – Crime Victim Advocate- Mecosta County


Under the supervision of the Prosecuting Attorney and Chief Assistant, performs varied administrative and support functions for the legal staff of the office of the Prosecuting Attorney.  Responsible for the processing of criminal files from initiation to closure.  Activities include preparing and processing legal documents, typing and generating warrants, pleadings and correspondence, maintaining case files and providing general secretarial support.

Performs the victim rights functions of the office. Ensures that victims are notified of their rights as required by law and assumes other responsibilities in the delivery of services to Crime Victims in fulfilment of Michigan Law and the CVR grant.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School graduation or equivalent with some advanced coursework in word processing and legal secretarial areas.

  • Must have at least one year of secretarial experience in a legal setting providing a knowledge of legal terminology and court procedures, including experience with software similar to that used in office.

  • Must pass background check to be LEIN certified and have access to confidential records.

Other Requirements:

  • Crime Victims Advocates will be required to participate in Continuing Education including off-site training necessary to become and remain NOVA certified under the National Advocate Credentialing program of at least 40 hours and up to 100 hours per year.

  • Prior experience related to Crime Victim Advocacy preferred.  Training will be provided.

Starting pay: $16.83 per hour depending upon experience. 

Position opening:  Immediate

Position closing:  When filled.

Complete the Mecosta County Application and Authorization for Release of Information found at

Please mail or email your cover letter, resume’, and professional references together with the Application and Authorization to:

Mecosta County Prosecutor’s Office

Attn.  Prosecutor Amy C. Clapp

400 Elm Street

Big Rapids, MI  49307