Assistant Prosecuting Attorney- Eaton County

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Salary:           $58,635 - $90,396 Annually

Location:       Charlotte, MI

Job Type:      Full Time

Department:  Prosecutor's Office

Job Number: 202200034

Closing:         12/16/2022 4:30 PM Eastern

Under the direction of the Prosecuting Attorney and the Chief Assistant, an Assistant Prosecutor, independently manages the prosecution of all phases of criminal felony and misdemeanor trials, motions, and hearings in any/all courts. May be assigned some of the more complex or sensitive cases.  Attempts to resolve and dispose of criminal cases or tries case in court.

New employees, hired prior to January 31, 2023, will be eligible for a $1,500 recruiting stipend after 6 months of employment with the County.

Remote work may be available at the discretion of the Prosecuting Attorney.

Salary to be determined based on experience as assessed by the Prosecuting Attorney.

Legal writing sample and cover letter required with job application. 

**Applications are accepted until there are sufficient numbers of qualified applications or qualified candidate has been identified.  The position could possibly close at any time.**

Essential Functions

  1. Reviews criminal warrant requests from State and local law enforcement agencies, analyzes police  reports,  collects  input  from  the  law  enforcement  officers(s),  researches  the  law  as necessary to determine applicable statutes and determines whether adequate grounds exist to authorize a warrant.
  2. Researches and prepares criminal cases for trial, motions, sentencings, and other proceedings. ncludes  the  research  of  applicable  law,  interviewing  witnesses  and  investigating  claims, developing trial strategies and directing law enforcement officers in further investigation.
  3. Appears in court for arraignments, motions, trials, sentencings, and other proceedings to represent the Prosecutor.  Selects juries, presents arguments, examines and cross-examines witnesses, introduces physical exhibits, confers with Judge and defense counsel on points of law and procedure and argues factual conclusions to a Judge or jury.
  4. Works cooperatively with law enforcement officers from various agencies to ensure investigation and reporting of assigned cases are accomplished in accordance with professional and judicial rules and standards. Provides advice and instructions to police agencies.
  5. Attempts to resolve and dispose of pending criminal cases by conferring with attorneys and parties involved in order to reach agreement on pleas and potential sentences.
  6. Drafts motions, briefs and other legal documents.
  7. Reviews requests for search warrants and authorizes warrants as appropriate.
  8. Serves  in  an  on-call  status  to  respond  to  request  for  arrest  and  search  warrants. Includes responding to police requests for search warrants for blood from suspected drunk drivers and review of lodged charging requests on weekends and holiday.

This list may not be inclusive of the total scope of job functions to be performed.  Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or modified at any time.

Other Functions: 

  1. May be designated to prosecute criminal sexual conduct cases involving minor child victims. Such prosecution will involve meeting with and preparing child victims to testify in court proceedings.  It will also necessitate extensive knowledge of the forensic interviewing protocol and observation of forensic interviews of child victims. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Law degree from an accredited law school.
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan.
  • In good standing with the Michigan State Bar.
  • Extensive knowledge of Michigan law, court rules, and rules of evidence.

The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description. The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job-related selection or promotional criteria.