Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

  • Wayne County Government
  • Apr 14, 2024
Full time Legal Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description


  •  Prosecuting Attorney's Office - WCPA
  •  Detroit, MI, USA
  •  $75,000-$92,000 per year
  •  Hourly
  •  Full Time
  •  Health Benefits, Dental, Vision; Retirement Plan, Paid Time Off



Under general supervision, the Assistant Prosecuting Attorney will review and authorize requests for warrants; determine the appropriate charge and prosecute misdemeanor, felony, and juvenile cases. Qualified candidates will have minimal experience prosecuting felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile cases.

QUALIFICATIONS: Juris Doctorate Degree; must be a member in good standing of the State Bar of Michigan; experience in criminal law is preferred.

TYPICAL JOB DUTIES: Interview victims of crime and law enforcement officials requesting warrants; determine whether to charge and authorize warrants as deemed necessary.

Analyze police reports, case investigations, laboratory reports, witness statements and identification records.

Handle assignments in all courts which include: Circuit, District, Juvenile and Probate. Prepare for trials and court proceedings. Draft briefs and legal memoranda. Conduct felony, and misdemeanor trials, preliminary examinations, pre-trials and evidentiary hearings.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check and a negative drug test.

TO APPLY: Attach cover letter, resume and 3 references to your application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Wayne County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to: recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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