Closing Date: 29th June, 2022

Description:

Employment Relationship: Just cause subject to probationary period

Current Hours And Starting Time: Full-time (37.5 hours per week) position. The starting time for this position is currently 8:30 a.m. Performs legal assignments involving cases of limited complexity and specialization. Authorizes and prepares arrest warrants and search warrants. Performs legal research, writes briefs, and handles cases in court.

Essential Functions And Responsibilities
  • Responds to phone calls from the elected prosecutor, administrative staff, fellow prosecutors, or law enforcement investigators at the local, county, state, federal, and on occasion, international level to discuss legal issues regarding any involving the Macomb Prosecutor's office.
  • Maintains communication with law enforcement investigators, victims, the court, and defense counsel for the scheduling and completing of motions, preliminary conferences and exams, and trials.
  • Performs warrant review, legal research and writing, motion practice, docket and file preparation, and case development.
  • Represents the people of the State of Michigan in Probate Court hearings involving juvenile delinquency matters, neglect and abuse cases, mental incompetency, and guardianship matters.
  • Updates case files, ensures evidence is properly redacted and available, and subpoenas witnesses and relevant records.
  • Conducts jury trials, including researching issues, filing motions, meeting with trial and expert witnesses, strategizing case presentation, preparing jury selection, and preparing opening and closing statements.
  • Negotiates pleas or other appropriate dispositions with defense attorneys on pending criminal matters consistent with the law and departmental policy.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Required Education and Experience
  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university
  • Preferred Education and Experience
  • Previous experience in civil or criminal law
  • Required Licenses or Certifications
  • Current membership in good standing in the State Bar of Michigan
  • Possession of a valid Michigan driver’s license operable automobile and insurance

Competencies For Successful Performance Of Job Duties
Knowledge of:
  • Criminal and civil law
  • Criminal code
  • Rules of procedure and rules of evidence
  • Legal terminology and court procedures
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment

Skill in:
  • Organization
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships
  • Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature

Ability to:
  • Perform legal research
  • Accurately argue both orally and in writing
  • Meet schedules and deadlines of the work
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions
  • Accurately organize and maintain paper documents and electronic files
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries
  • Effectively speak, write and understand the English language
  • Effectively speak, write and understand a language other than English is preferred
  • Understand and carry out oral and/or written instructions
  • Accurately organize and maintain paper documents and electronic files
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information
  • Work independently

Work Environment/Conditions
The work environment and exposures described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.