Employment Opportunities

District Attorney Investigator – The Jefferson County, Alabama Civil Rights Cold Case and Reconciliation Initiative

The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office is hiring an investigator through the Emmett Till Cold Case Investigations and Training and Technical Assistance Program.

The Jefferson County, Alabama Civil Rights Cold Case and Reconciliation Initiative is a new project within the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.  Working alongside federal partners, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office will pursue cases involving murders associated with civil rights violations in Jefferson County prior to January 1, 1980.

The Investigator will coordinate with federal and local law enforcement, prosecutorial partners, and research fellows to investigate, research, and identify civil rights cold case incidences, review evidence, interview witnesses, and inform and support the needs of the District Attorney's Office. The Investigator will report all evidence, testimony, and potentially informative material to the Jefferson County District Attorney and federal law enforcement partners for their assessment.  

Minimum qualifications include APOST certification and in good standing; five years’ experience in criminal investigations; skilled at research and analysis; excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications; ability to develop and provide detailed, high-quality, unbiased investigative reports; ability to work with multi-disciplinary staff and team members; and other responsibilities as determined by the Jefferson County District Attorney.

This is a summary of typical or representative duties and responsibilities inherent in the job and is not intended to be inclusive of all duties, responsibilities, and tasks performed by an employee.

To apply for the Investigator - Alabama Civil Rights Cold Case and Reconciliation Initiative position, please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to Jennifer Caraway at carawayj@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 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

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

 

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 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.