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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]

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.

Secretary

Under direction of the County Prosecutor, works closely with Executive Staff, various State, County and Municipal departments and the public.  This position requires excellent organization and communication skills and understanding the importance of confidentiality within the Department.

This position requires a working knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook and having the ability to understand and implement other programs utilized within the Department and the County.

 

Examples of work:

Performs varied, complex secretarial and administrative clerical work, involving some elements of troubleshooting.

Maintains calendar and schedule of appointments for County Prosecutor.  Coordinates calendar of meetings and events for the County Prosecutor and attendance at same; arrange for attendance at seminars/meetings and book hotels/travel when necessary.

Coordinates internal meetings among staff and documents meeting minutes as directed

Prepares administrative correspondence and memoranda on behalf of the County Prosecutor.

Where authorized, reviews, prioritizes and responds to voicemail and various correspondence on behalf of the County Prosecutor and personnel as delegated by the Prosecutor. 

Reviews inquiries and responds with the necessary information and assistance in a prompt manner.

Review and/or prepare routine correspondence.

Participates in data gathering activities and other assignments involving the research and collection of information.

Prepares meeting agendas.

Greets and directs visitors.

Screens and routes incoming calls.

Conducts special projects as requested.

Makes decisions requiring knowledge of the organization and personnel

Maintain essential records and files.

Assist Administrative Staff (First Assistant Prosecutor, Chief of Detectives, Deputy Chief, Chief of Staff and Office Manager) as needed.

 

 

Knowledge and Abilities:

 

Knowledge of the internal organization and established policies, procedures, and regulations relative to the work of the department or autonomous government agency.

Ability to organize assigned work and develop effective work methods.

Knowledge of management principles, concepts, and techniques, and their practical application.

Knowledge of functions and interrelationships of state, county and local governments.

Ability to establish procedures and apply them to specific problems or tasks.

Ability to work harmoniously with associates, subordinates, other divisions and/or departments, and with the public.

Ability to assign, and instruct other support staff.

Ability to supervise the maintenance of essential records and files.

Ability to learn 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.

 

A comprehensive background investigation will be completed on the chosen candidate.

Salary commensurate with experience.  Prior Executive level administrative experience preferred.

 

To apply for this position please forward a cover letter and resume to the following:

Michelle Rhinesmith, Office Manager

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office

10 Court Street, P.O. Box 900

Morristown, NJ  07960

[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:

Chief 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 2022, UNPAID INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
  • Principal Clerk Transcriber – Bilingual in Spanish and English

 

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