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Boone County


FIRST ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

Responsibilities: Assists the elected prosecutor with legal and administrative work. Supervises Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys. Conducts factual and legal analysis of reports submitted by law enforcement agencies to determine whether charges should be filed based on the facts and the law; represents the State of Missouri at docket calls, jury trials, and grand jury proceedings; manages assigned cases; maintains proficiency in Missouri and Federal law. 

Additional benefits of being an Assistant Prosecutor with Boone County are paid continuing legal education classes, paid Bar dues, bi-annual out-of-office training through the Missouri Office Prosecution Services plus other exciting training opportunities through various state and national associations, membership in the National District Attorney’s Association, and the opportunity to conduct jury trials as well as the opportunity to seek justice every day.

Qualifications: Juris Doctorate. Valid license to practice law in the State of Missouri. Must possess a clear criminal history. 

Preferred Qualifications: Six years prosecution experience. 

Salary Range: $80,704.00 - $121,056.00

Apply online at www.showmeboone.com/hr or call (573) 886-4395 ext. 2 with questions. The Apply Now link will take you to our online application system where you can create a user profile or log into a profile you have previously created. You must have a user profile to apply for any county position.

Please contact us in advance if an accommodation is needed in order to apply.

Benefit-eligible employees receive paid vacation, 14 paid holidays, enrollment in the County Employees Retirement Fund, and two matching deferred compensation plans. Other benefits include 100% County paid or low-cost employee health insurance premium options, 100% County paid employee dental premiums, subsidized dependent premiums, and County paid long-term disability and life insurance. Boone County is a Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness qualifying employer.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Learn more about working for Boone County:  https://youtu.be/xCtE48jgaV4


POSTED 6/11/2024

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Boone County


ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

Responsibilities:
Conducts factual and legal analysis of reports submitted by law enforcement agencies to determine whether charges should be filed based on the facts and the law; represents the State of Missouri at docket calls, jury trials, and grand jury proceedings; manages assigned cases; maintains proficiency in Missouri and Federal law.

Additional benefits of being an Assistant Prosecutor with Boone County are paid continuing legal education classes, paid Bar dues, bi-annual out-of-office training through the Missouri Office Prosecution Services plus other exciting training opportunities through various state and national associations, membership in the National District Attorney’s Association, and the opportunity to conduct jury trials as well as the opportunity to seek justice every day.

Status:            
Full-time, exempt, benefited
            
Qualifications:                                                                    
Juris Doctorate degree 
Valid license to practice law in the State of Missouri 

Preferred Qualifications:
Two years prosecuting experience

Annual Salary Range:
$58,531 - $96,928


POSTED 6/11/2024

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St. Charles County


ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY III

The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Prosecuting Attorney III.  Applicants with experience in criminal law and prosecution preferred but not required.  The position is full-time with many benefits, including health and retirement.  Applicants must have a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.  A bar license from the Missouri bar is required and must be current and in good standing. 

JOB DUTIES

Prepare cases in criminal misdemeanor and/or felony cases, through written oral advocacy, including trials, hearings, motions, post-conviction review proceedings, misdemeanor appeals and Grand Jury proceedings.

Prepare legal filings including charging instruments, motions, proposed orders and other legal documents.

Oversee the discovery practice on criminal cases and negotiate dispositions of criminal cases per the direction and policies of the office.

Reviews warrant applications, directs criminal investigations, seeks search warrants and investigative subpoenas in conjunction with law enforcement officers from various law enforcement agencies.

Represents the Prosecuting Attorney as directed in public meetings and appearances to provide training, information, presentations and to participate in meetings and initiatives with civic, professional, non-profit and public organizations.

Ability to maintain and correctly apply current and in-depth knowledge of pertinent criminal law, constitutional law, rules of evidence and rules of criminal procedure.

Maintain in-depth knowledge of pertinent law enforcement practices and techniques.
Salary Range: $86,993.24 - $136,927.62

Please submit resume, cover letter and application at:
https://hr.sccmo.org/mss/EmploymentOpportunities/


POSTED 6/11/2024

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St. Louis County


ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

Do you want to be a part of the change? The St. Louis County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney is hiring prosecutors to support our mission to enhance public safety while promoting an equitable justice system.

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who want significant court room experience and a high level of responsibility while receiving training and mentoring from some of the most talented attorneys and trial lawyers in the region.

Responsibilities:
Performs professional legal work including research and litigation under the direction of a supervisor as follows:
• Prosecutes criminal misdemeanors for the State of Missouri.
• Prosecutes criminal felony cases at preliminary hearing in Associate Circuit Court and in Circuit Court on a limited basis.
• Represents the State in criminal appeals.
• Represents the State Board of Probation and Parole in matters of probation revocations.
• Processes criminal warrants charging defendants with crimes by evaluating facts, reports, evidence and witness statements which allege the criminal action.
• Responds to petitions for habeas corpus.
• Appears for the State on default judgments, drafts post trial motions and appellate briefs to support the State's position concerning legal issues.
• Instructs investigators as to specific tasks required for the preparation of a case.
• Participates in pleas and sentencing in circuit court on behalf of the state.
• Performs related work as required. 


Interested Parties/How to Apply:    

Applicants interested in applying for this position should visit our website at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/stlouis.

We only accept online applications.


POSTED 4/24/2024

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Cole County


ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

The Cole County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Prosecuting Attorney I.  Duties include reviewing police reports, preparing charges, docket appearances, and trial work on all types of crimes, including felonies and misdemeanors. This position will be responsible for preparing for and conducting all hearings and trials related to the assigned case load and handling weekly associate or circuit court dockets.

Annual Salary Range/Benefits: $65,000.00 per year (negotiable based on previous experience) with vacation, holiday, sick leave, retirement, and other benefits.

Qualifications: Must be a current member of the Missouri Bar or eligible for licensure in the State of Missouri.

Applicants should e-mail a resume and cover letter including any references to Amanda Landrum at Amanda.Landrum@prosecutors.mo.gov.


POSTED 4/16/2024


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Warren County


ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

Warren County Prosecuting Attorney Office’s (WCPA) mission is to pursue justice for all within highest standards of ethics and professionalism. To fulfill our purpose and meet our mission,  we work to create a collaborative environment where we support each other, help each other to grow, and seek justice for the victims and community we serve.
 
WCPA is willing to consider some remote work for the right candidate if desired. Opportunities in the Circuit for some appearances in person and some via Webex. The Warren County Prosecuting Attorney uses the Karpel case management system allowing for remote access to case work. We  provide training for those unfamiliar with the Karpel system. We often face new or exciting challenge allowing us to  focus on developing strong legal, analytical and problem solving skills. Some responsibilities include working on all facets of criminal litigation ranging from pre-charge review to sentencing and post-conviction case work. Opportunities for specialized caseload if interested. Some civil litigation work possible as well.
 
For newer members of the Bar, we will structure an ongoing training system guided by prosecutors with decades of  years of experience. 
 
Salary Range: starting at $65,000 and up based on experience or caseload
 
Physical location: Warren County Prosecuting Attorney, Warrenton, Missouri
 
Contact: Hannah Dunakey, Interim Prosecuting Attorney Hannah.Dunakey@prosecutors.mo.gov with questions.


POSTED 4/10/2024

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Newton County


ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

The Newton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is hiring an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for an immediate opening.

This position will represent the State of Missouri and the citizens of Newton County in criminal cases referred from law enforcement entities within Newton County.

Specific tasks will include review of referrals for charging decisions, communicating with law enforcement, victims, witnesses and defense attorneys, representing the Department of Mental Health for civil involuntary detentions, and preparing and conducting evidentiary hearings and jury trials.

This position will be responsible for preparing for and conducting all hearings and trials related to the assigned case load and handling weekly associate or circuit court dockets.

Newton County utilizes Karpel case management, while experience with this program is not necessary, computer proficiency will be required.

Applicants must have a Juris Doctorate, be licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri, and be able to pass a background and drug test.

Salary will be between $60,000 and $65,000, commensurate with experience. Additional benefits include paid holidays, paid vacation, health insurance, County Employees Retirement Fund (CERF) pension plan, life insurance, as well as vision and dental insurance.

Candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and references via e-mail to william.lynch@prosecutors.mo.gov.


POSTED 3/25/2024

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Franklin County


ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

The Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is hiring an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. The position will be available starting March 18, 2024. Job responsibilities are representing the State of Missouri and the Citizens of Franklin County in criminal cases referred to the Office from various law enforcement entities in Franklin County. Specific tasks include reviewing referrals and making filing decisions on misdemeanor and felony cases, as well as communicating effectively with law enforcement officers, witnesses, and the defense bar. The Assistant Prosecuting Attorney will be responsible for preparing for and conducting all hearings and trials related to the assigned case load as well as handling weekly associate court dockets. Desired skills include the ability to work independently, make responsible decisions on cases, and collaborate with staff in the Office and the court system.

The Office uses the Karpel case management system and is mostly paperless. Knowledge of Karpel is not a prerequisite, but computer proficiency is necessary. Applicants need a Juris Doctorate Degree with a valid license to practice law in the state of Missouri and must be able to pass a drug test. 
The starting salary is $60,000 to $70,000, depending on experience. Other benefits include paid vacation, paid holidays, health insurance, and enrollment in the Missouri Local Government Employee Retirement System (MOLAGERS), the County Employees Retirement Fund (CERF) pension plan, and life insurance. Additional available benefits include flexible spending, AFLAC, vision insurance and dental plan and a deferred compensation savings plan through the County Employees Retirement Fund (CERF 457).

Deadline for application: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and job references. Preferred method of submission is by email to mbriggs@franklinmo.gov.

Michele Briggs Prosecuting Attorney
15 South Church St. Suite 204
Union, MO 63084 636/583-6370


POSTED 3/11/2024

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Warren County

INTERIM PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

12th Circuit Presiding Judge Jason Lamb is accepting applications for judicial appointment as the Warren County Interim Prosecuting Attorney.  Please send a resume and cover letter to noralie.crow@courts.mo.gov no later than February 2, 2024 at 5:00 PM.  Please note that a full list of applicants will be shared with the public after this deadline.  Finalists will be given the opportunity to make public statements regarding their applications.

Noralie T. Crow
Secretary to the Presiding Judge and Court en Banc
Audrain County Courthouse
101 N. Jefferson St.
Mexico, MO  65265
Noralie.Crow@courts.mo.gov
573-473-5844


POSTED 1/22/2024

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Taney County

ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

The Taney County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is currently accepting applications for a full-time Assistant Prosecuting Attorney to represent the State of Missouri in criminal cases occurring in Taney County.

Responsibilities:
- Conduct factual and legal analysis of reports submitted by various law enforcement agencies to determine if/what criminal charges should be filed
- Handle cases throughout every stage of criminal proceedings from inception to trial
- Appear in court to handle routine docket calls and evidentiary hearings, including but not limited to bond reduction hearings, preliminary hearings, bench/jury trials, and probation revocation hearings
- Draft, file, and argue motions
- Communicate with victims and witnesses
- Attend depositions of victims and witnesses
- Serve as the on-call prosecutor on a weekly rotating schedule to handle after hours filings and search warrants

Qualifications:
- Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from ABA-accredited law school (3 years)
- Valid license to practice law in Missouri (or anticipate having a valid license soon)
- Must work well independently, but also be able to collaborate with co-workers, law enforcement, clerks, and judges
- Must be able to multitask and manage time effectively
- Familiarity with the case management system “Karpel” is preferred, but not required

Salary & Benefits:
- Starting salary is $63,000 per year, but is negotiable based on previous experience
- Benefits include paid vacation, paid State-recognized holidays, county-paid health & dental insurance premiums, enrollment in the Missouri Local Government Employee Retirement System (LAGERS) and County Employee Retirement Fund (CERF), and paid Missouri Bar dues

Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and references to Brad.Hughes@taneycountymo.gov and Melinda.Burkhart@taneycountymo.gov.


POSTED 12/21/2023

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Platte County

ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

The Platte County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.  Duties include reviewing police reports, preparing charges, docket appearances, and trial work on all types of crimes, including felonies and misdemeanors.

Platte County is the fastest growing county in Missouri and is one of the five counties that comprise the Kansas City metropolitan area.  Kansas City is home to the World Champion Kansas City Chiefs, and also the Kansas City Royals and men's and women's soccer teams Sporting KC and KC Current.  Kansas City is a great Midwestern town with plenty of things to do.  We also have the best barbeque in the world hands down.

Qualifications:  Must be a current member of the Missouri Bar or eligible for licensure in the State of Missouri.

Salary/Benefits:  Salaries start at $73,500.00 per year with health, retirement, and other benefits.

Applicants should e-mail a resume and cover letter including any references to First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Mark L. Gibson at mgibson@co.platte.mo.us.


POSTED 12/15/2023

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Ray County

ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY


Job Type: Full time

Schedule: 8-hour shifts – weekends as needed – on call

Annual Salary Range: $60,000.00+ per year

Benefits: Vacation pay, holiday pay, sick leave, medical, dental and vision insurance

About the Role:
• Ray County Prosecutor’s Office is looking for an assistant prosecuting attorney to join our team in Richmond, Missouri. Must be licensed to practice law in the state of Missouri.

Responsibilities:
•Draft and file motions, pleadings and other legal documents.
•Draft and file notices and other legal documents.
•Answer in court and before tribunals on behalf of the state.
•Draft correspondence to the Court, external attorneys and other entities.
•Draft pleadings for court appearances, hearings and other legal proceedings.
•Communicating with victims.
•Review referrals.

Required Skills:
•Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
•Strong communication skills. This role will be primarily based in Richmond, Missouri with occasional travel to court appearances.
•Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

If interested, please email Sandy Wood at sandy.raycopa@gmail.com.


POSTED 10/5/2023
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St. Charles County

ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY II


The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Prosecuting Attorney II.  Applicants with experience in criminal law and prosecution preferred but not required.  The position is full-time with many benefits, including health and retirement.  Applicants must have a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.  A bar license from the Missouri bar is required and must be current and in good standing. 

JOB DUTIES

Prepare cases in criminal misdemeanor and/or felony cases, through written oral advocacy, including trials, hearings, motions, post-conviction review proceedings, misdemeanor appeals and Grand Jury proceedings.

Prepare legal filings including charging instruments, motions, proposed orders and other legal documents.

Oversee the discovery practice on criminal cases and negotiate dispositions of criminal cases per the direction and policies of the office.

Reviews warrant applications, directs criminal investigations, seeks search warrants and investigative subpoenas in conjunction with law enforcement officers from various law enforcement agencies.

Represents the Prosecuting Attorney as directed in public meetings and appearances to provide training, information, presentations and to participate in meetings and initiatives with civic, professional, non-profit and public organizations.

Ability to maintain and correctly apply current and in-depth knowledge of pertinent criminal law, constitutional law, rules of evidence and rules of criminal procedure.

Maintain in-depth knowledge of pertinent law enforcement practices and techniques.

Please submit resume, cover letter and application at: hhttps://hr.sccmo.org/mss/EmploymentOpportunities/


POSTED 10/5/2023
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Phelps County

ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY


The Phelps County Prosecuting Attorney’s office has two openings for Assistant Prosecutors. The positions are full-time.  Candidates must be in good standing with the Missouri Bar or working towards becoming so. 

The Phelps County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is located in Rolla, Missouri.  Assistant prosecutors are expected to handle cases from the initial review of police reports and charging decision through trial.  This includes appearing in court, meeting with witnesses and/or victims, and negotiating plea agreements when appropriate.  Each assistant prosecuting attorney has their own legal assistant to help throughout the case.  

The salaries for the positions are $60,000 to $75,000, dependent upon experience. Benefits include paid vacation, health/vision/dental insurance, and county retirement plan.  Fans of the Chiefs, Legos, and Star Wars (except episodes 7-9, for obvious reasons) are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you’re interested in honing your skills as a trial attorney while working in a fun, supportive, and experienced office, please email brendon.fox@prosecutors.mo.gov to schedule a meeting.


POSTED 10/5/2023
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Saline County

ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY


The Saline County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is currently accepting applications for a full-time Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. 

The primary responsibilities include representing the State of Missouri in criminal cases throughout any possible stage of criminal cases arising out of Saline County, as well as some civil cases such as DOR, PCR, and expungements.  

Applicants must have a valid license to practice law in Missouri (or anticipate having a valid license shortly).

Salary range is $60K-$85K per year (experience is a plus, sense of humor is a plus, and proficiency in Spanish is also a plus) as well as benefits.

If interested, please send a resume with references to thompson@salinecountymo.org or deliver to the Saline County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office at 19 E. Arrow, Room 100, Marshall, MO, 65340.


POSTED 10/5/2023

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Scott County

ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

The Scott County Prosecuting Attorney’s office is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. Applicants with experience in criminal law are preferred but not required. The position is full-time with health and retirement benefits. Applicants must have a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school. A current and good standing bar license from the Missouri Bar is required for the position. However, recent law school graduates awaiting results of their bar examination are encouraged to apply. 

JOB DUTIES

All aspects of misdemeanor and felony criminal prosecution at the circuit court level are duties of this position. Including but not limited to:
Review of police reports 
Making decisions regarding which cases to file
Meeting with victims
Appearing in court on behalf of the State of Missouri
Drafting and arguing motions
Perform legal research and draft memos and briefs
Conducting bond review and reduction hearings
Conduct probation revocation hearings
Conduct preliminary hearings
Conduct bench and jury trials
Be able to manage multiple cases on their work load
Serve as an on-call Prosecuting Attorney on a rotating weekend schedule to address in-custody filings and search warrants outside of office hours
Participate in continued legal education as required by the Missouri Bar
Perform other duties as assigned

Applicants must be able to effectively and efficiently communicate in court. They must also be able to work well with others. 

SALARY

Starting salary is $65,000 - $75,000, but is negotiable based upon previous experience. 

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of references to:

Scott County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
P.O. Box 160 
Benton, Missouri 63736

Additional contact may be made through:
Paula Bouge
pbouge@scottcopa.com
(573) 545-3562


POSTED 7/21/2023
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Platte County

ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

The Platte County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. Duties include reviewing reports, preparing charges, docket appearances, and trial work on all types of crimes, including felonies and misdemeanors.  Platte County is the fastest growing county in Missouri and is one of the five counties comprising the Kansas City metropolitan area.  

Qualifications: Must be a current member of the Missouri Bar or eligible for licensure in the State of Missouri.

Salary/Benefits: Salaries start at $67,000.00 per year with health, retirement, and other  benefits.

Applicants should email a resume and cover letter including any references to First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Mark Gibson at mgibson@co.platte.mo.us.


POSTED 7/14/2023

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