Attorney II - Assistant Prosecutor - Kalamazoo County

Prosecuting Attorney
Salary: K-110 (A) $68,142.12 Annually
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Posting#: 039-23
Date Posted: 1/18/2023
Deadline: Until filled

Two (2) open positions

Job Summary:

The purpose of this job is to represent citizens in criminal, quasi-criminal, and civil matters by reviewing, enforcing, and litigating the applicable laws. Conducts screening, charging, and handling complex capital felony and homicide cases in the Appellate, Circuit, District, and Family courts. Conducts trial preparations, including reviewing and assessing investigative reports and evidence. Reviews charging requests and assigns cases and projects to staff. Ensures completion of tasks, develops procedures and best practices, monitors performances and provides legal and tactical strategies to other assistant prosecutors. Advises staff concerning changes in the law and ensures compliance with federal and state regulations.

Responsibilities:

  • Represents the citizens on behalf of the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney (OPA) by reviewing, enforcing, and litigating criminal, child abuse, neglect, delinquency, child support, and other quasi-criminal and civil matters.
  • Advocates for the OPA's position in various hearings, such as preliminary examinations, motions, restitution, and probation violations.
  • Screens and charges felony and misdemeanor criminal cases.
  • Prepares and files motions, stipulations, responses to defense pleadings, and other legal actions for upcoming and current trials.
  • Researches, evaluate and investigates in preparation for trials, including recording accurate disposition notes and consulting with potential expert witnesses.
  • Interviews victims, witnesses, law enforcement, and other relevant parties.
  • Directs legal assistants and victim advocates on producing exhibits for hearings, trials, and subpoena issuance.
  • Responds to case inquiries and legal questions from victims, witnesses, law enforcement, clients, and the public.
  • Research develops and proposes alternative approaches to divert and treat trauma-exposed participants outside the criminal justice system.
  • Meets with victims to discuss strengths and weaknesses of a case, potential solutions or pleas, and explains judicial processes.
  • Establishes and fosters positive and productive relationships with legal staff, court officials, law enforcement, and other members of the judicial system.
  • Calculates sentencing guidelines for felony offenses.
  • Performs related work as required.

Qualifications:

Education:

Juris Doctor from an accredited law school. Law license and any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities. 

Experience:

1 to 3 years of related work experience practicing law in government or family law.

VETERANS:  Please provide your joint services transcript with your application.

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume. Application materials may be submitted online.

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