Assistant Prosecuting Attorney- Monroe County
Position Effective Date: Immediate
Job Posting Date: March 1, 2023
Application Deadline: Until Position Filled
Location: Monroe, Michigan
Open Position: Assistant Prosecuting Attorney II
Join a progressive team of professionals dedicated to serving the interests of justice in a rewarding work culture with a strong work/life balance. This is a calling to purpose, principal, and an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of crime victims and the community. We offer a highly collaborative environment, strong mentorship, and competitive salaries with avenues of advancement. The Monroe County Office of Prosecuting Attorney is a medium-sized office located on the shores of Lake Erie in the southeast corner of Michigan, between Toledo, Ohio and the Detroit metropolitan area. Enjoy the ‘small town feel’ while surrounded by an abundance of outdoor activities, entertainment, culture, major sporting, and more. We enjoy a healthy working relationship with our law enforcement partners, the defense bar, the courts, and the media, and we have strong support from the community.
This Assistant Prosecuting Attorney will join a team of 12 other attorneys and 12 staff members pursuing the mission of the Office and operating under the supervision of the Prosecuting Attorney. The starting assignment will depend, in large part, upon the abilities and level of experience of the successful candidate. Initial essential responsibilities are likely to include:
• Reviewing police reports and making charging decisions in misdemeanor and juvenile cases.
• Interviewing victims of crime, witnesses and police officers in preparation for court hearings.
• Prosecuting misdemeanor cases in District Court and Probate Court (including trials and all other court hearings),
• Conducting research and writing motions, replies, and briefs in all trial and appellate courts, and
• Consulting with various police agencies operating within Monroe County, reviewing search warrants, and performing 'on-call' duties.
$69,926 to $72,839 (depending on experience, with significant annual step increases)
Education and Licenses. Juris Doctor degree from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school. Membership in good standing in the State Bar of Michigan. Possession of a valid Michigan driver's license. Prefer completion of specialized training courses related to the duties and responsibilities of a prosecutor.
Skills, Knowledge and Ability. Must be willing to work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment. Some criminal law experience – especially county, state, and/or federal prosecution experience – and trial work are preferred but not necessary. Should have a strong interest in and passion for prosecution, public safety, and justice. Must be professional in appearance, demeanor and thought – on and off the job – being mindful of the higher standards expected of chief law enforcement officers. Should possess appropriately strong written and oral advocacy skills, a working knowledge of the Michigan Rules of Evidence and the fundamentals of conducting a trial, the ability to conduct computer-based research, and an eagerness for learning. Must be diligent, timely, organized and able to effectively and respectfully interact with an array of constituencies including defendants, defense attorneys, victims, law enforcement personnel, pre-trial/probation officers, judges, colleagues, staff members, and the public.
Good Moral Character. Must possess a good moral character and be a person of integrity, truthfulness, and a sense of justice.
Physical Demands. Duties require mobility (to work in a normal office setting and use standard office equipment including a computer), vision (to read printed materials and a computer monitor) and hearing and speech (sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone). These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.
How to Apply
Monroe County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity, equity, and inclusion and seeks candidates who represent a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. Submit a cover letter, current resume, 3-5 pages of a writing sample, and four references with contact information. Apply at https://www.co.monroe.mi.us/officials_and_departments/departments/human_resources/Non-management_full-time.php