Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

Wexford County Prosecuting Attorney Office
Published
02/05/2021
Location
437 E. Division St., Cadillac, Michigan
Category
Job Type

Description

Benefits Include:

Hybrid Pension – minimum 5% employee contribution
Health, Dental & Vision Insurance – mandatory 10% employee contribution
Paid Holidays, Vacation & Medical Leave
Life Insurance
Short-term Disability Insurance

Salary: $55,000 to $60,000 DOQ

Qualifications:

1. Graduation from a college or university with a bachelor’s degree and further, graduation from law school and licensed to practice law in Michigan.
2. Considerable knowledge of the laws and regulations of the State of Michigan.
3. Ability to organize well and present information and facts well.
4. Ability to work effectively with the public and fellow employees.

Essential Duties:

1. Prepares for court appearances by drafting briefs, researching case law, analyzing evidence and planning.
2. Attends various hearings, pre-trial conferences and plea discussions, representing the County based on evidence available.
3. Delivers cases in Court, carrying out opening and closing statements, arguing motions, calling and examining witnesses.
4. Explains evidentiary legal requirements and theories to police officials, requests additional detail and may request warrant authorization.
5. Regularly confers with the Prosecutor on case direction, alternatives, extent of case, and adjustment of possible procedural errors.
6. May conduct extensive research on cases with appeals pending.

Responsibilities, Essential Duties, and Functions:

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential duties: (These examples not include all of the duties which the employee may be expected to perform.)
1. Receives prosecution related task assignments, obtaining options, explanations and clarifications on procedural methods and techniques.
2. Meets with involved parties, witnesses, police officials, victims and so forth to build case background. Explores case options and develops approach and methodology.
3. Prepares for court appearances by drafting briefs, researching case law, analyzing evidence and planning.
4. Attends various hearings, pre-trial conferences and plea discussions, representing the County based on evidence available.
5. Delivers cases in Court, carrying out opening and closing statements, arguing motions, calling and examining witnesses.
6. Explains evidentiary legal requirements and theories to police officials, requests additional detail and may request warrant authorization.
7. Regularly confers with the Prosecutor on case direction, alternatives, extent of case, and adjustment of possible procedural errors.
8. May conduct extensive research on cases with appeals pending.
9. Carefully avoids conflict of interest situations in matters which may suggest such conditions.
10. Keeps current on recent legal decisions, changes in the law, pending legislation and recurrent criminal acts within the County.
11. Perform related work as required.

Essential Functions, Qualifications, and KSA’s for Employment: All of the following functions, qualification, KSAs (knowledge, skills, and abilities) and duties are essential. An employee in this class, upon appointment, should have the equivalent of the following:
1. Considerable knowledge of the laws and regulations of the State of Michigan.
2. Ability to organize well and present information and facts well.
3. Ability to work effectively with the public and fellow employees.
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4. Graduation from a college or university with a bachelor’s degree and further, graduation from law school and licensed to practice law in Michigan.

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