Description:

Objectives:
Individual is an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, responsible for prosecution of criminal offenses occurring within Delaware County. The Assistant Prosecuting Attorney’s primary responsibility is to handle cases after an indictment is returned by the grand jury. This includes handling pretrial motions and negotiations, trial, and post-conviction matters including appeals. They will also be responsible for reviewing/presenting cases for Grand Jury. Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys represent the Prosecuting Attorney and the State of Ohio in court, in the community, to law enforcement, to victims, to witnesses, and to the general public.

Job Standards:
  • Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Admitted to the practice of law in the State of Ohio. Admitted to practice before both the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio is preferred.
  • Must possess a valid State of Ohio Driver's License and have an acceptable driving record.

Essential Functions:
  • In a timely manner, assesses incoming adult felony cases for potential further prosecution, for referral to municipal court or for closing, then prepares the case file accordingly
  • Reviews cases indicted by the Grand Jury for additional investigation that may be needed and witnesses necessary for trial and motion hearings
  • Advises law enforcement agencies as to additional investigation that may necessary for successful prosecution of assigned cases
  • Meets and interacts with the victims and witnesses of criminal offenses to prepare them for potential court appearances
  • Appears in common pleas court for arraignments, pretrial hearings, trials, sentencings, post-conviction proceedings on assigned cases
  • Writes appellate briefs and prosecutes appeals on behalf of the Delaware County Prosecutor and the State of Ohio
  • Responds to all motions filed and files any appropriate motions necessary for the prosecution of assigned cases
  • Appears in court for all post-conviction proceedings including, but not limited to, community control sanction hearings, post conviction relief hearings, judicial release hearings, and appeals
  • Handles overflow matters as assigned for the Child Support Enforcement Agency
  • Maintains Twenty-Four-Hour availability to handle questions from Delaware County law enforcement agencies when on-call
  • Advises the Prosecuting Attorney on legal matters pertaining to the office
  • Assists other Assistant County Prosecutors as needed in the preparation and presentation of criminal cases
  • Other duties as assigned by the Prosecuting Attorney