Union County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney



Under administrative direction of the Prosecutor, performs legal research; drafts, reviews, and files pleadings; attends court hearings, prosecutes cases on behalf of the State of Ohio, represents the County and public officials and Township officials in civil litigation. This position will provide legal support, guidance, and related assistance directly to the Union County Department of Job and Family Services and will work on the premises of the Union County Human Services Agency. The Assistant Prosecuting Attorney will assist the Agency in the areas of Child Abuse, Neglect and Dependency, and Adult Protective Services.


An example of acceptable qualifications: Possession of Juris Doctorate and two (2) - four (4) years' experience as a practicing attorney. Candidates must be capable of passing a comprehensive pre-employment background investigation.


Must be a lawyer in good-standing with the Ohio Supreme Court.


The following are examples only and are not intended to be all inclusive: Personal computer, applicable computer software, printer, copy machine, fax machine, typewriter, and other standard business office equipment.


The employee has exposure to chemical compounds found in an office environment (e.g., toner, correction fluid, etc.); is exposed to possible injury due to unclean or unsanitary conditions; has contact with potentially violent or emotionally distraught persons; works in or around crowds; has exposure to hazardous driving conditions; works in or around crowds; ascends and/or descends ladders, stairs, or scaffolds; has to work irregular hours. Note: In accordance with the U.S. Department of Labor physical demands strength ratings, this is considered sedentary work.


For purposes of 42 USC 12101: (1) Performs legal research; analyzes legal issues; remains up to date on the latest case and statutory law; prepares, reviews, and files pleadings; represents the State of Ohio in trials and hearings; interviews witnesses; answers legal questions; drafts legal opinions and reviews contracts/documents for County officials and Township Officials. (2) Represents County officials and Township officials in civil litigation; researches and writes opinions, motions, memorandums in response and appellate briefs; handles tax appeals, foreclosures, and appropriation cases; prepares indictments; attends grand jury. (3) Attends meetings on behalf of County officials and Township officials; provides legal advice to clients; answers and responds to requests for information by the general public; may be assigned to special projects. (4) Maintains required licensures, certification, and continuing education requirements, if any. (5) Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable safety standards that pertain to essential functions. (6) Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.


(7) Performs other related duties as assigned. (8) Attends staff meetings as assigned.


(*indicates developed after employment) Knowledge of: *County, Department, and Division goals and objectives; *County, Department, and Division policies and procedures; *personnel rules and regulations; work place safety; government structure and process; Ohio rules of evidence; courtroom procedures; civil procedure; legal terminology; court filing procedures; Ohio Revised Code; Ohio Administrative Code; office practices and procedures; English grammar and spelling; case management. Skill in: typing; word processing; computer operation; drafting; use of modern office equipment; legal research. Ability to: Interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, picture, or schedule form; deal with many variables and determine specific action; recognize unusual or threatening conditions and take appropriate action; define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; deal with nonverbal symbols in formulas, equations, or graphs; understand most difficult classes of concepts; exercise independent judgment and discretion; understand, interpret, and apply law, rules or regulations to specific situations; calculate fractions, decimals, and percentages; compile and prepare reports; develop complex reports and position papers; respond to routine inquiries from public and/or officials; communicate effectively; understand a variety of written and/or verbal communication; comprehend and/or discuss highly abstract materials; work alone on most tasks; lift file boxes; develop and maintain effective working relationships; perform job safely.


Applicants interested in the Assistant Prosecuting Attorney position, please visit to apply. Expires on 12-01-2019.

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