Job Title: Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Agency: Marion County Prosecutor's Office, Child Support Division 251 E. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Reports to: Supervisor, Child Support Division Minimum Starting Salary: $52,000 annually plus benefits Grade: 10 Purpose/Scope: The Child Support Division is currently seeking a full time deputy prosecuting attorney to fill a key split position.
The key split deputy prosecuting attorney is responsible for overall caseload management as well as other tasks related to the effective and efficient operation of the Child Support Division.
Work Environment: Duties conducted primarily in the office or courts located in the city-county building.
Work hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with an hour for lunch.
Work on Saturday is possible. Deputy prosecuting attorneys must work a minimum of 40 hours per week and are required to work any additional hours needed to maintain his/her caseload and work assignments.
As an exempt employee, deputy prosecuting attorneys may not earn comptime or overtime for hours above 40 hours in a week.
Responsibilities and Assignments: The core responsibilities include the following: Managing a caseload of approximately 8,000 cases, covering the full range of establishment, modification, and enforcement functions.
Coordinating with paralegals and staff to provide support services as needed for cases within the key split.
Addressing legal questions from staff, participants, other agencies, and attorneys with respect to the cases in the key split and child support issues generally.
Representing the State of Indiana in Title IV-D proceedings in the Circuit and Superior courts in Indiana, including preparing cases for court, managing the workflow during the court session, and follow-up responsibilities after the session has concluded.
Responding to phone, email, fax, and letter inquiries from case participants, attorneys, and other agencies regarding cases in the assigned key split.
Mastering the application of the Indiana Child Support Guidelines to fairly and accurately determine appropriate recommended child support orders.
Mastering the statewide child support computer system and other applications needed to fully perform establishment, modification, and enforcement functions.
Participating in various community events or meetings in order to meet and educate the public on the role of the Child Support Division of the Marion County Prosecutor's Office and address individual questions or concerns when possible.
Mastering important related subjects, including administrative law, bankruptcy, liens, probate, contract, forfeiture, and interstate laws to ensure appropriate actions are taken as needed.
Drafting special pleadings and documents in Word as needed.
Developing and maintaining collegial and effective relationships with all staff, courts, private attorneys, public defenders, and other agencies; honoring the Commitment to Civility as outlined in the Marion County local rules.
Aide by all policies and procedures set forth in the Marion County Prosecutor Office's Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual.
Ensure that all work is completed in strict compliance with all applicable federal and state regulatory rules, laws and guidelines, including IRS Publication 1075.
Other duties as assigned. Qualifications and Skills Required: Admittance to the Indiana Bar and a JD from an accredited law school is required.
Previous trial experience and family law experience preferred.
Applicants must also be admitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana or secure admission within 60 days of accepting the position.
Coursework in law school and/or related work experience should demonstrate a sincere interest in family law and child support.
Applicant must be a resident of Marion County at time of hire or willing to relocate to Marion County within six (6) months from the date the position is accepted.
Applicant must make a one year commitment to the position.
Qualified applicants may submit a cover letter, writing sample, and resume Assistant Supervising Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Michael McGuire at Michael.McGuire@indy.gov, by fax, or by mail.
Marion County Prosecutor's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Location/Region: Indianapolis, IN