POSTED: 10/04/19


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.
Assists prosecuting attorneys in preparing for arraignments, motion hearings, misdemeanor and felony guilty plea hearings, and probation violation hearings; makes recommendations to the courts as to the amount of bond to be set; conducts bench trials; presents evidence at preliminary hearings.
Represents the State of Missouri at Jury Trials; prepares for trials; interviews witnesses; makes pre-trial discovery requests; makes opening statements; examines witnesses; prepares jury instructions; assists in preparing closing arguments.
Represents the State of Missouri at Grand Jury proceedings; presents evidence and questions witnesses before the Grand Jury.
Manages assigned cases; advises law enforcement as needed during investigations;
confers with victims of crime; negotiates plea agreements with defense counsel;
interviews witnesses; establishes trial strategy designed to secure a verdict of guilty.
Maintains proficiency in Missouri and Federal law; responds to law enforcement agencies' inquiries regarding search warrants and charging decisions; reviews documents; ensures that cases are disposed of within office policy guidelines.


Full-time, exempt, benefitted


Columbia, Missouri


Juris Doctorate degree
Valid license to practice law in the State of Missouri

Starting Salary Range: 

$53,040 - $87,859

Deadline for Application: 

Applications will be accepted until posting is removed.

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Benefit-eligible employees receive paid vacation, 13 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.

An Equal Opportunity Employer