Assistant Prosecuting Attorney/Traffic/Misdemeanor/Appeal

Date Posted:

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Department:

Prosecuting Attorney

Compensation:

$60,000 - $65,000 Salary

Hours:

M-F

Deadline:

Open until filled

Position Objectives:

NATURE OF WORK

Under general supervision, prepares assigned cases for prosecution and disposition by plea or trial; drafts and argues motions; conducts preliminary hearings; drafts plea agreements, and participates in all aspects of case preparation, court and jury trials, and probation violation proceedings.

Duties and Responsibilities:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities.  Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

  • Prepares and analyzes cases; performs correspondence activities with defense attorneys for exchange of discovery and making plea recommendations; prepares testimony outlines.
  • Prepares cases for docket; reviews facts and criminal records; sets dates for trials and hearings.
  • Reviews police reports and tickets to determine if charges should be filed; fills out charge forms and warrant applications.
  • Performs research regarding the status of law on issues relevant to cases; assists other with research projects as needed.
  • Conducts victim interviews to assess the case; prepares witness outlines; explains courtroom procedures.
  • Represents the State of Missouri at Bench and Jury Trials and Motion and Revocation Hearings.
  • Represents Director of Revenue in Petitions for Review of Administrative Hearings.
  • Serves as 24-hour on call Prosecuting Attorney on a rotating schedule to issue arrest and search warrants during non-office hours.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings.
  • Participate in continued legal education as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

WORKING ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

Work is performed in a standard office environment and involves sitting for extended periods of time, standing, walking, bending reaching, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds; may be exposed to potentially hostile defendants.

Desirable Training and Experience:

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:

Doctorate in Law. License to practice law in the state of Missouri.

Depending on area of assignment, a valid Driver’s License, Notary Public License, and/or other specialized certifications may be required.

Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

Knowledge of:

  • County and department policies and procedures.
  • Applications of legal principles to individual cases.
  • Methods, procedures, and practices of legal research.
  • Franklin County ordinances, general law, and State and Federal case law.
  • Established precedents and sources of legal reference.
  • Principles and practices of project management and administration.
  • Rules of evidence.

Skills in:

  • Analyzing appraising and organizing facts, evidence, and precedents in assigned cases.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Reviewing and analyzing information to determine the proper course of action.
  • Communicating clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Preparing cases for trial.
  • Presenting detailed materials clearly and logically.
  • Conducting legal research.
  • Preparing legal documents and records. and proposed legal opinions.

Benefits:

Salary will be commensurate with experience and abilities.

 

Eligible for generous benefit package:

  • Affordable health, dental, vision and life insurance.
  • Earned and accrued personal leave and catastrophic illness.
  • Pension and Deferred Compensation plans; LAGERS, CERF and 457 Savings Plan.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

Pre-employment background screen is required.