Employment Opportunities

Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI)

To provide survivors of sexual violence the most responsive services, the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office announces the opening of positions for the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Grant.  This grant will provide funding for a county-wide inventory of Sexual Assault Kits, and help build a database to facilitate better communication amongst advocates, law enforcement, and prosecutors.  The SAKI grant will also provide funding for a specialized prosecutor for sexual assault cases.  Lastly this grant will support the county-wide Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) by providing funding for a SART/SAKI Multidiscipline Team Coordinator.

Sexual Assault Justice Initiative (SAJI)

In partnership with the Crisis Center, Inc. the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office announces open positions for the Sexual Assault Justice Initiative (SAJI) Grant.  This grant will develop a county-wide protocol for law enforcement's response to sexual assault and provide training on the protocol to all law enforcement officers in Jefferson County.

The open positions are as follows:

  • SAKI Sexual Assault Prosecutor
    The Cold Case Sexual Assault Prosecutor will handle criminal legal matters pertaining to cold sexual violence cases within the Jefferson County Jurisdiction.  This Prosecutor will be dedicated to addressing the backlog of rape kits within Jefferson County and will also participate in the multidisciplinary team to create system change around sexual violence response in Jefferson County.
     
  • Advocate
    The Advocate will work directly with victims/survivors of sexual violence.  They are expected to also participate in the multidisciplinary team to create system change around sexual violence response in Jefferson County.  This position is shared with the Crisis Center's Rape Response Program and 100% of the funding for the positions is through the Sexual Assault Justice Initiative Grant.  Although this Advocate will be located at the DA's Office, they will be an employee fo the Crisis Center.
     
  • SAJI Sexual Assault Prosecutor
    The Sexual Assault Prosecutor will handle criminal legal matters pertaining to sexual violence within the Jefferson County jurisdiction.  The Sexual Assault Prosecutor is expected to also participate in the multidisciplinary team to create system change around sexual violence response in Jefferson County.

Employment Information:  Unless otherwise stated, the positions open are at-will state employees and 100% of the fundnig for the positions is either through the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative or Sexual Assault Justice Initiative grants.

To Apply

To apply for any available SAKI positions, please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to SAKI Program Director, Aryn Gieger-Sedgwick at sedgwicka@jccal.org.

 

Deputy District Attorneys

The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office offers an extraordinary opportunity for those who are drawn to public service and the rewarding experience of making a positive impact on our community. Our Deputy District Attorneys handle a wide array of criminal prosecutions in the courtroom as they strive each day to honorably and ethically protect the rights of everyone in their pursuit of justice.

To Apply

To apply for any available Deputy District Attorney positions, please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to April Smith at smithap@jccal.org.

 

Administrative Staff

To provide the citizens of Jefferson County with the highest quality of prosecution services, we employ a highly skilled support staff. Our support staff is an integral part of our prosecutorial services team and makes a meaningful contribution. The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office employs support staff in the following areas:

  • Administrative Assistants
  • Paralegals
  • Trial Coordinators
  • Information Management
  • Law Enforcement
  • Victim Services
  • Worthless Check & Restitution Recovery
To Apply

The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office employs both county and state employees. For more information or to apply for any available county positions, contact the Jefferson County Personnel Board at jcpersonnel@pbjcal.org. To apply for any available state positions, please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to Michele Yarbrough at yarbroughmi@jccal.org.

 

College Intern Program

The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office highly values the contributions that current college students can bring to the work force. In 2012 the District Attorney’s Office began an official college intern program for students. While the internship is an uncompensated position, it allows the intern the opportunity to earn class credit if approved by their educational institution. Each semester the office has the capability to take up to 6 interns into the program, with work that is geared to their field of study or career goals.

To Apply

To apply for any available college intern positions, please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to Michele Yarbrough at yarbroughmi@jccal.org. Please be advised that applicants whose educational institutions have approved school credit will be given priority for these positions.

 

Law Clerk & Extern Program

The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office is committed to allowing law students to work closely with our Deputy District Attorneys through both externship and law clerk positions within the office. Duties of both positions include preparing discovery and trial exhibits, research and memo writing, and attending and assisting with all types of criminal court proceedings. Externs are selected and placed by their school and receive school credit for working with our office.

Law clerk positions are for students who have completed their second year of law school and are unpaid positions. These positions are available for either the first or second half of the summer, and during the school year.

The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office encourages those selected as externs or law clerks to apply for their third year practice card before starting with the office, because those students will be allowed to assist Deputy District Attorneys with both bench and jury trials.

To Apply

To apply for any available law clerk positions, please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to Deputy District Attorney, Joe Hicks at hicksj@jccal.org.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of our office to provide equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants and/or employees without regard to race, gender, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

It is the policy of the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office to seek, employ, and advance in employment the best qualified persons, and to administer these activities in a manner that will not discriminate against an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of a position desired or held; or against an individual on the basis of a known disability of an individual with whom the qualified individual has a known relationship.

Diversity Statement

The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office is committed to recruiting, hiring, developing, and promoting Deputy District Attorneys and staff without regard to gender, race, disabilities, age, religion, national origin, background, veteran status and social or ethnic group. We recognize that our ability to serve the citizens of Jefferson County is strengthened by establishing a diverse workforce and we value the knowledge and talents of a multicultural prosecutorial team in order to meet our mission in serving the citizens of Jefferson County.