Closing Date: 23rd February, 2023


Job Description Summary
To serve as assistant to the Prosecuting Attorney in representing the County in legal proceedings and prosecuting complaints; and to perform related work as required.

Supervision Received: Work is performed under the general supervision of the County Prosecuting Attorney.

Supervision Exercised: Supervision may be exercised over those assigned to assist.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: An employee in this class may be called upon to do any or all of the following: (These examples do not include all of the tasks which an employee may be expected to perform).
  • Review and authorize warrant requests and Juvenile petitions, for Michigan State Police, County Sheriff's Department and municipal police departments.
  • Assist in prosecuting complaints and preparing related legal advice.
  • Furnish information on inquiries and complaints submitted to the Office of Prosecuting Attorney.
  • Review search warrants for Michigan State Police, County Sheriff's Department and municipal police departments.
  • Assist in serving as legal advisor to various County officials, boards, commissions, agencies and employees.
  • Prosecute misdemeanors, felony and other cases in various courts.
  • Prosecute and defend civil cases on behalf of the County.
  • Prepare probate court petitions for indigent persons.
  • Process extradition cases.
  • Serve as 24-hour on-call prosecutor for all law enforcement agencies (arrest warrants, search warrants and consultations) including serving as weekend and holiday on-call prosecutor.
  • Consult with victims of juvenile, misdemeanor and felony crimes required pursuant to the state statute.
  • Research, processing and preparation of appeals.
  • Preparation of all legal documents necessary to representation of county board and county offices in general legal matters.
  • Perform related work as required.

Desirable Education, Experience and/or Qualifications: An employee in this class, upon appointment, should have the equivalent of the following training and experience.
  • Graduation from an accredited law school.
  • At least five (5) years of experience in legal investigation and research and writing.
  • Member of the Michigan Bar Association.
  • Licensed to practice law in all Michigan Courts.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of legal research and investigation.
  • Considerable knowledge of judicial procedures and of the rules of evidence.
  • Considerable knowledge of pertinent State, Federal and local laws and regulations of the legal reference sources.
  • Ability to analyze legal documents and instruments to make accurate interpretations.
  • Ability to work effectively with the public law enforcement agencies and other governmental units of employees.