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Assistant Prosecutor

Applications are currently being accepted for the position of Assistant Prosecutor for the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.  Assignment within the office will be based on prior experience as well as the needs of the office.

Requirements

 Candidates must be a licensed attorney in good standing of the New Jersey State Bar.

Criminal judicial clerkship and criminal trial experience is preferred.

Salary

Commensurate with experience.

Benefits

Assistant Prosecutors are considered full-time County of Morris employees and are entitled to a comprehensive range of benefits to include health, prescription and dental insurance, enrollment in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS), and vacation, personal and sick days.

Special Note

A conditional offer of employment with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is contingent upon successful completion of a controlled substance abuse screening test, a comprehensive background investigation, and an occupational medical exam conducted by Morris County Medical Services.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to:

Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Meg Rodriguez
Morris County Prosecutor’s Office
PO Box 900
Morristown, NJ  07963-0900
[email protected]

Clerk

DEFINITION: Under close supervision, performs routine, repetitive clerical work involving the processing of documents in a variety of functions; does other related duties as required. 
For me, visit https://info.csc.state.nj.us/jobspec/01245.htm
NOTE: Incumbents may be required to utilize keyboard equipment to input and/or retrieve information on a computer console, typewriter or other key entry device used by the agency. Keyboarding/typing duties may or may not be assigned, depending on the needs of the employing agency. Incumbents are not expected to perform keyboarding/typing tasks with the speed and accuracy required of a Keyboarding Clerk. 
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed. 
NOTE: Appointments may be made to positions requiring bilingual skills. 
01248 - Bilingual in Spanish and English
SPECIAL SKILL 
Applicants must be able to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in Spanish and English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Positions in this title perform routine clerical work within a structured work setting. Duties are performed using well-established operating procedures. Incumbents work under very close supervision and clearly defined guidelines. The exercise of independent judgment is limited due to the nature of work. Positions reside in various State and Local government departments/ agencies, and may perform uncomplicated and/or repetitive clerical tasks specific in a County or Municipal department/agency (e.g. municipal courts, libraries, election offices, tax collection/assessment, code enforcement, administrative or personnel offices, hospitals, recreation offices, and other regulatory agencies.) 
EXAMPLES OF WORK: Receives, screens, reviews and verifies documents. Reviews and checks assigned reports, applications, and other documents for corrections and completeness; refers problems to a lead worker or supervisor for resolution. Opens, time stamps, sorts, numbers, and distributes mail. Maintains prepared mailing lists. Sorts, indexes, and files checks, cash stubs, vouchers, requisitions and other materials, numerically, alphabetically, or according to other predetermined classification; maintains such files. Receives applications, documents, forms and fees; screens, sorts and assembles this information for further processing. May wrap packages for shipment by mail or express. Assembles materials for distribution. Hand stamps letters, papers, and other documents. Fills in and checks form letters, circulars, and forms as directed. Compiles information and/or numerical data. Provides general, routine information in person and over the telephone; refers complicated or non-routine inquiries to appropriate staff. May enter and/or retrieve information on a computer terminal. May occasionally perform keyboarding/typing duties, but not as the primary function of the position. May assist in requisitioning, storing, and distributing office supplies. May assist in preparing and verifying payrolls and make simple arithmetic calculations. Schedules administrative proceedings; may process requests for scheduling changes. May transfer information onto forms, form letters, cards, envelopes, labels, charts and transmittals. When assigned to a court, learns to prepare the docket (or schedule) of cases to be called and to contact witnesses, attorneys, and other parties to collect or provide information; learns to call court to order, administer oaths to jurors, witnesses, court officers and others, announce postponements, and adjourn court; assists the judge both on the bench and in the chambers. When assigned to a tax office, learns to compute and record tax payments. When assigned to a finance or tax office, learns to perform specialized clerical work involving the preparation and maintenance of assessment rolls and records. When assigned personnel duties, learns to process personnel action forms, maintain personnel records and gather sensitive or confidential information or data. Operates various types of office and mail processing machines such as a keyboard equipment, calculators, computer printers, sorter, photo-copier, fax machine, stamping machine, labeling machine, etc.; may perform simple maintenance tasks such as adding toner, paper or changing ribbons. Prepares routine reports or assists in the preparation of reports by gathering data, tabulating results, and/or preparing simple charts. Maintains records and files. Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units. 
REQUIREMENTS: LICENSE: Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position. 
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of office routines, equipment, and practices after a period of training. Ability to comprehend established office routines and department regulations. Ability to organize assigned clerical work and develop effective work methods. Ability to make simple arithmetic calculations and tabulations. Ability to understand, remember, and carry out oral and written directions. Ability to perform tasks accurately within prescribed time frames. Ability to work effectively with associates, superior officials, and members of the public concerned with the work of the department. Ability to sort, index, file, and pull varied types of materials using an established filing system. Ability to operate and perform routine maintenance on office machines and other equipment. Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units after a period of training. Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform duties of this position. American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication. Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

 

Principal Clerk Transcriber

Under direction, acts as secretary to a supervisory official, supervises work of a group of clerk transcribers and senior clerk transcribers, or is responsible for very difficult clerical work; any of these categories of work assignments would be combined with very difficult and complex transcription work; does other related duties as required.

NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.

NOTE: Appointments may be made to positions requiring bilingual skills.

07908- Bilingual in Spanish and English.

For more, visit: https://info.csc.state.nj.us/jobspec/07908.htm 

SPECIAL SKILL

Applicants must be able to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in Spanish and English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

Organizes assigned transcription, secretarial, and/or supervisory and other related clerical work, analyzes problems which arise therein, and develops effective work methods.

Assigns, instructs, and may supervise work performance of senior clerk transcribers, clerk transcribers, and other clerical employees.

Transcribes dictation of a difficult, complex, and/or technical nature using recording equipment.

Transcribes dictation which is difficult to arrange and tabulate including legal, medical, and/or statistical materials.

Prepares designated correspondence which may not be reviewed by a supervisor in accord with established procedures.

Processes requests for information in accord with policies.

Relieves a supervisory official of office detail and acts as his/her secretary.

Schedules appointments and interviews callers at the office.

Prepares the agenda of meetings, conferences, and hearings.

Helps to collect material for and edits speeches, reports, and articles.

Prepares factual reports.

Maintains records, reports, and files.

Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

REQUIREMENTS:

EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of experience in the transcription of dictation using recording equipment.

NOTE: Successful completion of a clerical training program with a minimum of 700 classroom training hours or thirty (30) semester credit hours in secretarial science from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one (1) year of experience indicated above. Course work must include keyboarding skills, methods, and procedures; other courses may include but not be limited to office procedures, word processing, and business English.

LICENSE: Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the operation of recording devices and of taking and transcribing dictation using such equipment. Knowledge of office methods, practices, routines, machines, and equipment. Knowledge of approved English usage, correct spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, and legal, medical, or other specialized terminology as required. Ability to organize assigned supervisory or secretarial work, and develop appropriate work methods. Ability to properly use and care for manual and electric typewriters, duplicating machines, and recording or other equipment. Ability to comprehend and interpret regulations and policies and apply them to specific situations. Ability to act as secretary to an administrative official, and relieve him/her of office detail. Ability to process requests for information in accord with established procedures. Ability to transcribe difficult dictation and technical materials using recording equipment, and to do complicated typing with speed, accuracy, and neatness. Ability to compose business letters. Ability to prepare factual reports and agenda of meetings. Ability to maintain records and files. Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units. Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.

Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

Legal Assistant

Applications are currently being accepted for the position of Legal Assistant for the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.  Daily responsibilities include the preparation of motions, response to motions and a myriad of other legal research projects.  Additionally, a Legal Assistant may be responsible for handling municipal appeals, including the presentation of the appeal before the court. The Legal Assistant provides an exposure to a wide variety of interesting and challenging legal issues giving new attorneys a unique opportunity to gain experience in the field of criminal law.

Requirements

Candidates must be a licensed attorney in good standing of the New Jersey State Bar.

A criminal judicial clerkship is preferred.

Salary

$55,000

Benefits

Legal Assistants are considered full-time County of Morris employees and are entitled to a comprehensive range of benefits to include health, prescription and dental insurance, enrollment in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS), and vacation, personal and sick days.

Special Note

A conditional offer of employment with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is contingent upon successful completion of a controlled substance abuse screening test, a comprehensive background investigation, and an occupational medical exam conducted by Morris County Medical Services.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume to:

Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Meg Rodriguez
Morris County Prosecutor’s Office
PO Box 900
Morristown, NJ  07963-0900

[email protected] 

 

Ongoing Positions

Anyone interested in applying for a position with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is asked to submit their resume along with a cover letter to the appropriate section listed below:

For a position as an Assistant Prosecutor:

Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Meg Rodriguez
Morris County Prosecutor’s Office
Post Office Box 900
Morristown, New Jersey 07963-0900

For a position as a Detective:*

*NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR DETECTIVE

Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker
Morris County Prosecutor’s Office
Post Office Box 900
Morristown, New Jersey 07963-0900

For a position on our Clerical Staff or as a Legal or Investigative Intern:

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR:

  • FALL 2021, UNPAID INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
  • Principal Clerk Transcriber – Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Clerk
  • FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME CLERICAL STAFF 

 

Office Manager Michelle Rhinesmith
Morris County Prosecutor’s Office
Post Office Box 900
Morristown, New Jersey 07963-0900