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St. Francois County


ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY


The St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is seeking motivated, experienced attorneys with a desire to continue their career in the justice system. St. Francois County is the largest county in the 24th Judicial Circuit, a rural but surprisingly busy circuit. We serve a county of approximately 70,000 citizens and work with over a dozen different law enforcement agencies of varying sizes. As such, experienced attorneys will handle felony cases from lower-level felonies such as forgeries or stealing offenses to higher-level felonies including sexual assault and homicide. We embrace the philosophy of vertical prosecution, so a case is yours from beginning to end. Every prosecutor has their niche – find yours with us in St. Francois County!

Responsibilities and Duties:
Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys (APAs) will appear regularly in Associate and Circuit courts to conduct motion hearings, preliminary hearings, bench trials, and jury trials. APAs also review referrals from law enforcement agencies, filing charges as appropriate and working with officers to develop stronger cases. Experienced APAs also join the on-call rotation, serving as a law enforcement point of contact for advice on criminal matters arising during their investigations, investigative subpoena requests, and assisting law enforcement in the issuance of search warrants. Most importantly, APAs stay in contact with victims of crime with the assistance of our Victim Advocates to keep them informed of the status of their case and seek justice on their behalf. Being an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney at the St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office offers a broad experience in the legal system with an ever-changing set of challenges that we all meet as a team.
            
Qualifications:   
Applicants must be a member of the Missouri Bar in good standing. Interested candidates should have at least 3 or more years of experience in prosecution or criminal defense, work efficiently in an increasingly paperless environment, and a possess a strong desire to work in public service. The compensation package includes excellent health and retirement benefits as well as competitive salaries. Please forward a resume to Melissa Gilliam at prosecutor@sfcgov.org or call (573) 756-1955 with any questions.

 

POSTED 10/13/2021
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Boone County


ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY


Boone County Missouri is seeking an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.  This individual investigates, prepares, and prosecutes felony and misdemeanor cases for the State of Missouri.

Responsibilities:
Conducts factual and legal analysis of reports submitted by law enforcement agencies to determine whether charges should be filed based on the facts of 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. 

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:
Commensurate with Experience

Apply online at www.showmeboone.com 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.

 
POSTED 8/24/2021


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Boone County

CRIME VICTIM SPECIALIST

Boone County Missouri is seeking an Crime Victim Specialist.

Responsibilities:
This is a grant funded position that will contact and assist victims of crime and their families with problems related to the crime; provide crisis counseling to victims in situational crisis, i.e. victims of rape, victims of domestic violence, and families of homicide victims. Assess needs of victims of crime, provide support, recommend, and locate community resources for services; review all new case files to identify victims; consult and collaborate with attorneys, investigators and other staff members regarding care, problems and solutions for victims of crime. Communicate and advise victims regarding judicial information including their rights as a crime victim. Orient victims to courtroom practices, procedures and personnel. Document services provided to victims of crime.

Status: 
Full-time, exempt, benefited

Working hours:
Primarily 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
               
Qualifications:   
Masters degree in social work, counseling or psychology and a minimum of 2 years experience in a related field; excellent oral and written communication skills; educated in cultural awareness and possess the ability to communicate and be non-biased to others who may have a different ethnic or socio-economic background, race or religion; thorough knowledge of the judicial process and of the issues of domestic violence and issues of sexual assault. Prefer knowledge of local area referral services. Candidate should have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team to meet the needs of victims of crime.

Annual Salary Range:
$41,454 – $44,033

Deadline for Application:
Applications will be accepted until the posting is removed.

Apply online at www.showmeboone.com 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.

 
POSTED 10/12/2021

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Ozark County

PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

The 44th Judicial Circuit (Wright, Douglas, and Ozark Counties), is accepting applications to fill the vacancy of Ozark County Prosecuting Attorney due to the retirement of John Garrabrant. The position will be open and filled to begin December 2, 2021. To receive an application, please contact Veronica Ratzlaff by telephone at 417-683-5556 or by email to veronica.ratzlaff@courts.mo.gov. Please submit applications by mail to 44th Judicial Circuit Judge, P.O. Box 489, Ava, MO  65608 or email to veronica.ratzlaff@courts.mo.gov. Deadline to receive applications is Friday, November 5, 2021. Interviews will be held November 12, 2021 at the office of the Circuit Judge in Ava, MO.

 
POSTED 10/12/2021

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Wayne County


PROSECUTING ATTORNEY


This is a part-time position. They are working on getting the full-time prosecutor position on the ballot next year. The pay is $47,000 annually with insurance and benefits. There is also a position for CSE prosecutor which pays an additional $12,000. If interested, please contact Christina Kime.

Christina L. Kime
Associate Circuit Judge
Wayne County Circuit Court
Greenville, MO  63944
(573) 224-5600
Email: christina.kime@courts.mo.gov

 
POSTED 7/7/2021

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Christian County


ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY


The Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for a full-time Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. The Assistant Prosecutor position must have a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school, admitted and in good standing with the Missouri Bar Association. The Assistant Prosecutor will regularly appear in court, conduct motion hearings, bench trials and jury trials. The Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is a file-less office. Thus, the successful candidate will be proficient at keyboarding. Further, we use PROSECUTOR by Karpel as our case management system. The preferred candidate will have prosecution experience or experience as an intern in a prosecutor’s office and a working knowledge of PROSECUTOR by Karpel or other experience to support the ability to learn and work within an electronic case management system. This position must be able to pass a criminal background check, a drug test (and will be subject to random drug testing).

This full-time position offers a competitive wage and a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision and retirement.

To be considered apply online at https://mo-christiancounty.civicplushrms.com/careers/ or in person at the Christian County Resource Building,1106 W Jackson St, Ozark, MO 65721, Monday- Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30pm.

Christian County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employers.

Position open until filled.

 
POSTED 6/30/2021

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Jasper County


ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY


The Jasper County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is seeking an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.  Job duties include prosecution of felony, misdemeanor, and traffic offenses from the filing of charges to disposition of case.  This includes court appearances at arraignments, motion hearings, preliminary hearings, and trials.  Being an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney offers an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in the criminal justice system working with a team of prosecutors, investigators, and victim advocates committed to seeking justice.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants must be a member of the Missouri Bar in good standing.  Recent law school graduates preparing to sit for the July 2021 Missouri Bar exam will be considered.  Applicants should be motivated to learn, and committed to public service as a prosecuting attorney.  Applicants must be able to work efficiently, confidently, and show good judgment.
 
SALARY/BENEFITS:
Competitive salary and benefits including health insurance. 
 
Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, references, and a writing sample to theresa.kenney@jaspercountymopa.gov

 
POSTED 6/21/2021

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Cole County


ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY I


Job Description: Seeking an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney to represent the citizens of Cole County in Associate and Circuit Courts. This representation will entail handling misdemeanor and/or felony cases from filing to disposition, including jury trials, bench trials, preliminary hearings, arraignments, motions hearings, probation violation hearings, reappearances, and other criminal legal proceedings. Representation and preparation will also include legal research and motion practice, so applicants should possess excellent research and writing skills. Applicants must possess good judgment as they will be asked to review felony, misdemeanor, and traffic cases submitted to the Prosecutor’s Office for filing, and to make a determination as to whether to file a criminal charge, decline a criminal charge, or request further investigation. It is also the responsibility of the reviewing prosecutor to complete the necessary paperwork regarding their decision.

Requirements: Applicants must possess a J.D., a valid license to practice law in the State of Missouri and be a member in good standing with the Missouri Bar Association. 1-3 years of experience preferred. Well-qualified applicants preparing to sit for the July 2021 Missouri Bar Exam may be considered.

Salary/Benefits: Competitive salary and benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, three (3) references, and a writing sample to Office Manager Brenda Versules at:
Brenda.verslues@prosecutors.mo.gov

*Applicants preparing to sit for the July 2021 Bar Exam should also submit an official law school transcript.

 
POSTED 6/1/2021

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Cass County


ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY


Cass County consists of 750 square miles south of the Kansas City Metro with a population over 100,000. Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys represent the State of Missouri in all state level criminal prosecutions. Pay commensurate with experience. Email resume with references to Office Administrator Julie West at juliew@casscounty.com

 
POSTED 5/28/2021

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Pemiscot County


ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY


Salary and Benefits:

  • $50,000 to $55,000 salary
  • Retirement
  • Health insurance
  • Paid vacation and sick days
  • Off days on various state holidays 

Job Responsibilities
  • Appear regularly in Associate and Circuit Courts to conduct motion hearings, preliminary hearings, bench trials and jury trials
  • Filing misdemeanor and felony criminal charges 
  • Prepare motions and jury instructions
  • Review referrals from law enforcement 
  • Weekends on-call every 3rd weekend  

Requirements: Must possess a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and must be licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri.
 
Skills:
  • well organized
  • ability to adapt and learn quickly
  • outstanding time management
  • dependable
  • prior experience in a prosecutor’s office preferred but not required. 

 
Office hours: M-F 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
 
Please send all inquiries and resumes to josh@pemcopa.com

 
POSTED 5/27/2021

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St. Francois County

ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY (3+ YEARS’ EXPERIENCE)

The St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is seeking motivated, experienced attorneys with a desire to continue their career in the justice system. St. Francois County is the largest county in the 24th Judicial Circuit, a rural but surprisingly busy circuit. We serve a county of approximately 70,000 citizens and work with over a dozen different law enforcement agencies of varying sizes. As such, experienced attorneys will handle felony cases from lower-level felonies such as forgeries or stealing offenses to higher-level felonies including sexual assault and homicide. We embrace the philosophy of vertical prosecution, so a case is yours from beginning to end. Every prosecutor has their niche – find yours with us in St. Francois County!

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys (APAs) will appear regularly in Associate and Circuit courts to conduct motion hearings, preliminary hearings, bench trials, and jury trials. APAs also review referrals from law enforcement agencies, filing charges as appropriate and working with officers to develop stronger cases. Experienced APAs also join the on-call rotation, serving as a law enforcement point of contact for advice on criminal matters arising during their investigations, investigative subpoena requests, and assisting law enforcement in the issuance of search warrants. Most importantly, APAs stay in contact with victims of crime with the assistance of our Victim Advocates to keep them informed of the status of their case and seek justice on their behalf. Being an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney at the St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office offers a broad experience in the legal system with an ever-changing set of challenges that we all meet as a team.

QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants must be a member of the Missouri Bar in good standing. Interested candidates should have at least 3 or more years of experience in prosecution or criminal defense, work efficiently in an increasingly paperless environment, and a possess a strong desire to work in public service. The compensation package includes excellent health and retirement benefits as well as competitive salaries. Please forward a resume to Melissa Gilliam at prosecutor@sfcgov.org or call (573) 756-1955 with any questions.

 
POSTED 5/13/2021

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St. Francois County


ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY  
 
The St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is seeking attorneys with a desire to begin their career in the justice system. St. Francois County is the largest county in the 24th Judicial Circuit, a rural but surprisingly busy circuit. We serve a county of approximately 70,000 citizens and work with over a dozen different law enforcement agencies of varying sizes. As such, beginning attorneys will handle traffic, misdemeanor, and low-level felony cases. Become a part of our team to attain valuable experience, training, and a great career opportunity in St. Francois County!

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys (APAs) will appear regularly in Associate court to conduct motion hearings, preliminary hearings, bench trials, and jury trials. APAs also review referrals from law enforcement agencies, filing charges as appropriate and working with officers to develop stronger cases. Most importantly, APAs stay in contact with victims of crime with the assistance of our Victim Advocates to keep them informed of the status of their case and seek justice on their behalf. Being an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney at the St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office offers a broad experience in the legal system with an ever-changing set of challenges that we all meet as a team.

QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants must be a member of the Missouri Bar in good standing. Interested candidates are not required to have any experience but are expected to be motivated and eager to learn and be trained as a professional prosecutor. Applicants are also expected to work efficiently in an increasingly paperless environment, and a possess a strong desire to work in public service. The compensation package includes excellent health and retirement benefits as well as competitive salaries. Please forward a resume to Melissa Gilliam at prosecutor@sfcgov.org or call (573) 756-1955 with any questions.

 
POSTED 5/13/2021

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Missouri Office of Prosecution Services


CHILD ABUSE RESOURCE PROSECUTOR  
 
Applications are now being accepted by the Missouri Office of Prosecution Services (MOPS) for the position of Child Abuse Resource Prosecutor. The successful applicant will provide: continuing professional education programs (including regional trainings, webinars and assistance with conference coordination); consultation with local prosecutors in complex prosecutions; trial assistance to prosecutors in complex cases; service as special prosecutor in cases of conflicts of interest; technical assistance and other resources to Missouri prosecutors, law enforcement officers and other allied professionals to improve their ability to investigate and prosecute child abuse in Missouri in a multi-disciplinary team setting; and serve as liaison with relevant committees, task forces and victim advocacy groups.  
 
The Child Abuse Resource Prosecutor may be assigned other work as needed. The annual salary range is $ 58,000 to $ 69,000, depending on experience. MOPS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Catherine.Vannier@prosecutors.mo.gov. Prior applicants should feel free to re-apply. This position is available immediately, with a desired starting date as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

 
POSTED 4/21/2021

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Miller County

ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

The Miller County Missouri Prosecuting Attorney's Office is seeking applicants for the full-time position of Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.  Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys assist the elected Prosecuting Attorney in representing the state of Missouri in all criminal matters in state court.   Assistant Prosecutors are responsible for all stages of criminal prosecution from reviewing charges to jury trial.   Assistant Prosecutors are eligible for all county benefits including health insurance and pensions.  Salary is dependent on experience.  Interested parties may call (573) 369-1940 for more information or send resumes and cover letters to bwinfrey@millercountymo.org.
 

POSTED 3/16/2021
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