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ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY TRAINEE, ASSOCIATE, LEAD, SENIOR 

Union AFSCME 496.01  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Open Date 4/9/2024  
Closed Date CONTINUOUS UNTIL FILLED  
Location Prosecutors  
Description

ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY TRAINEE

SALARY: $19.6819 Hourly ($40,938)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited law school.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs a variety of legal tasks in Probate, District and Circuit Courts which includes legal research, representation of the County in legal proceedings and court cases; develops legal opinions; works under supervision; performs related duties as required.                    

STATEMENT OF TASKS:

  • Prepares and tries cases in Probate, District and Circuit Courts;
  • Interviews complainants and issues orders for warrants in criminal cases;
  • Furnishes information on inquiries and complaints submitted to the office of the Prosecuting Attorney;
  • Prepares and follows up on extradition cases;
  • Takes statements from suspects and participates in various hearings when summoned by State, City or County officials;
  • Handles hearings in Probate Court for economically disadvantaged people, hears commitments and juvenile cases.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of modern principles and practices of law;
  • Ability to analyze legal problems and present findings in an orderly manner;
  • Ability to become proficient in the practice of law;
  • Ability to communicate on a highly effective basis both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships;
  • Ability to attend work regularly and work under stressful conditions.;
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively and respectfully in a complex, multicultural work environment that values diversity, equity and inclusion.

ASSOCIATE ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

Starting Pay: $40.8922 Hourly ($85,056)
After 1st Year: $43.1484 Hourly ($89,749)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited law school and a member of the State Bar of Michigan in good standing;
-AND-
One (1) of the following: Judicial clerkship experience, Internship/Externship experience, Law School Clinic Experience or Moot Court Team Experience.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs a wide variety of legal tasks in Circuit (Criminal and Family Court) and District Court with occasional Probate Court Appearances.

STATEMENT OF TASKS:

  • Appears at arraignments, pretrials, probable cause conferences, preliminary examinations, preliminary hearings, review hearings, dispositional hearings and misdemeanor sentence hearings;
  • Represents the People in traffic enforcement matters before the District Court;
  • Represents the People in probation violation and show cause matters;
  • Conducts trials in misdemeanor, juvenile delinquency, neglect-abuse and mental commitment cases;
  • Assists senior APA staff in conducting felony trials or other complex litigation matters;
  • Interviews complainants and police officers relative to criminal cases the APA is prosecuting to prepare for court hearings;
  • Conducts legal research;
  • Attends community meetings and law enforcement agency meetings at the direction of the elected prosecutor.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILTITIES:

  • Must be conversant in the Michigan Court Rules, Michigan Rules of Evidence and Michigan Rule of Professional Conduct;
  • Ability to conduct computer assisted legal research using WestLaw or Lexis/Nexis;
  • Ability to analyze legal problems and present findings in an orderly manner;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal communication and relationship building skills;
  • Ability to become proficient in criminal law, neglect abuse law, delinquency matters;
  • Ability to become proficient in trial practice;
  • Able to attend work regularly and work under very stressful, fast paced conditions;
  • Ability to take direction from senior staff members;
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively and respectfully in a complex, multicultural work environment that values diversity, equity and inclusion.

LEAD ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

Starting Pay: $45.4052 Hourly (94,443)
After 1st Year: $47.6619 Hourly (99,137)
After 2nd Year: $49.9187 Hourly ($103,831)
After 3rd Year: $51.4164 Hourly ($106,946)

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs a wide variety of legal tasks in Circuit (Criminal and Family Court) and District Court with occasional Probate Court Appearances.

STATEMENT OF TASKS:

  • Appears at arraignments, pretrials, probable cause conferences, preliminary examinations, preliminary hearings, review hearings, dispositional hearings and misdemeanor sentence hearings;
  • Represents the People in traffic enforcement matters before the District Court;
  • Represents the People in probation violation and show cause matters;
  • Conducts felony and misdemeanor trials, juvenile delinquency, neglect-abuse trials and mental commitment trials;
  • Interviews complainants and police officers relative to criminal cases the APA is prosecuting to prepare for court hearings;
  • Conducts legal research;
  • Attends community meetings and law enforcement agency meetings at the direction of the elected prosecutor;
  • Assists senior staff in complex litigation matters;
  • Provides training to law enforcement community and other prosecutors;
  • Reviews law enforcement requests for arrest warrants;
  • Drafts or reviews search warrants;
  • Prepares and manages forfeiture and nuisance abatement matters;
  • Serves on advisory committee to the elected prosecutor as requested.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILTITIES:

  • Must be conversant in the Michigan Court Rules, Michigan Rules of Evidence and Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct;
  • Ability to conduct computer assisted legal research using WestLaw or Lexis/Nexis;
  • Ability to analyze legal problems and present findings in an orderly manner;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal communication and relationship building skills;
  • Proficient in criminal law, neglect abuse law, delinquency matters, drug interdiction, forfeiture law, marijuana law, victim rights law and trauma informed practices;
  • Proficient in trial practice;
  • Able to attend work regularly and work under very stressful, fast paced conditions;
  • Ability to take direction from senior staff members;
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively and respectfully in a complex, multicultural work environment that values diversity, equity and inclusion.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited law school and a member of the State Bar of Michigan in good standing;
-AND- either:
Three (3) years’ experience as a lawyer;
-OR-
Two (2) years’ experience as a Prosecuting attorney;
-OR-
One (1) year experience as a prosecuting attorney -AND- one (1) year combined experience as a judicial clerk and prosecution internship/externship.

SENIOR ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

 Starting Pay: $53.4730 Hourly ($111,224)
After 1st Year: $55.6116 Hourly ($115,672)
After 2nd Year: $58.8461 Hourly ($122,400)
After 3rd Year: $63.7500 Hourly ($132,600)

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs a wide variety of legal tasks in Circuit (Criminal and Family Court), District Court with occasional Probate Court appearances, or of assigned to the Appeals Bureau, in the Court of Appeals or Supreme Court.

STATEMENT OF TASKS:

  • Appears at arraignments, pretrials, probable cause conferences, preliminary examinations, preliminary hearings, review hearings, dispositional hearings and misdemeanor sentence hearings;
  • Represents the People in probation violation and show cause matters;
  • Interviews complainants and police officers relative to criminal cases the APA is prosecuting to prepare for court hearings;
  • Conducts legal research;
  • Attends community meetings and law enforcement agency meetings at the direction of the elected prosecutor;
  • Conducts complex criminal litigation in areas including but not limited to homicide, sexual assault, multiple defendant cases, gang-related criminal conduct and continuing criminal enterprise crimes;
  • Serves as lead in trials with junior staff for oversight and training:
  • Provides training to law enforcement community and other prosecutors;
  • Reviews law enforcement requests for arrest warrants;
  • Drafts or reviews search warrants;
  • Prepares and manages forfeiture and nuisance abatement matters;
  • Where assigned to the Appeal Bureau, responds to motions involving complex legal issues in the trial courts and represents the Office in appellate briefs and oral arguments in the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court;
  • Serves on advisory committee to the elected prosecutor as requested.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILTITIES:

  • Must be conversant in the Michigan Court Rules, Michigan Rules of Evidence and Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct;
  • Ability to conduct computer assisted legal research using WestLaw or Lexis/Nexis;
  • Ability to analyze legal problems and present findings in an orderly manner;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal communication and relationship building skills;
  • Proficient in criminal law, neglect abuse law, delinquency matters, drug interdiction, forfeiture law, marijuana law, victim rights law and trauma informed practices;
  • Proficient in trial practice;
  • Able to attend work regularly and work under very stressful, fast paced conditions;
  • Ability to take direction from senior staff members;
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively and respectfully in a complex, multicultural work environment that values diversity, equity and inclusion.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited law school and a member of the State Bar of Michigan in good standing;
-AND-
Eight (8) years’ experience as a lawyer conducting complex litigation with at least 10 jury trials or 25 bench trials or 20 oral arguments in the appellate courts;
-OR-
Five (5) years’ experience as a prosecutor with at least 10 felony jury trials or a combination of 10 misdemeanor jury trials and 25 bench trials or 15 oral arguments in the appellate court;
-OR-
Twenty (20) years’ experience in a Prosecutor’s Office.

Notice: It is the policy of the Genesee County Prosecutor's Office to encourage career service by Assistant Prosecutors. The salary schedule shall be implemented so that an employee hired as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney I will be advanced to the next level after having successfully completed one (1) year of service as an APA I and receiving a satisfactory rating or higher on their most recent evaluation. The Prosecuting Attorney retains the right to hire at any established level regardless of the number of years of experience prior to hire.

 

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