Employment Opportunities

SAKI Grant Program Manager

Job Summary:
The SAKI Grant Program Manager for the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative serves as the central point of contact for management and administration to ensure SAKI grant requirements, both programmatic and financial, are met within stated timeframes and deadlines.  The Program Coordinator serves as the primary grant writer for relevant grant solicitations that support the work and mission of the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative and other objectives as designated by the District Attorney.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Essential Functions:
The SAKI Grant Program Manager will work closely with management and other SAKI team members to offer support and develop processes related to the testing of previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits within Jefferson County. The SAKI Grant Program Manager will be responsible for ensuring the SAKI grant reporting and financial requirements are met to achieve the SAKI grant goals, objectives, deliverables, and timelines.  Responsibilities also include working with management to develop or implement programs in a manner that addresses both the mission of SAKI as well as office wide strategies to combat violent crime.

Minimal requirements:
Minimum 5 years’ experience of grant management, including research, writing, packaging and submissions for grant proposals. Proficient working knowledge of federal grant reporting systems such as Just Grants, and similar federal websites. Experience with writing grant proposal abstracts and grant narratives. Proficient working knowledge of managing grant budgets, financials and drawdowns for grant funded positions. Demonstrated experience with planning, searching for data and resources, writing, packaging and submitting a grant proposal.

Work Environment:
Work is generally done in an office setting, meeting room, court room and exposes employee to everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions. Consideration may be given to working from home when circumstances allow.

Physical Demands:
Work is generally sedentary, however, walking, standing, bending and carrying items weighing less than 15 pounds is required.  

Manage and measure programmatic outcomes of Jefferson County SAKI. Coordinate and communicate with all SAKI team members to ensure grant requirements are met and reported. Schedule and facilitate meetings to inform SAKI team members to guide organization, implementation and evaluation for program improvements. Assist the grant evaluator in data collection and execution of evaluation efforts; draft reports and other material related to the project; Attend training institutes if such attendance is required for SAKI program participants; submit timely reports related to project activities; Report to BJA the number of SAKs reviewed and catalogued by working group members; Assist with SAK inventory and provide final certification of any required SAK inventory; Other responsibilities as determined by the Jefferson County District Attorney.

Reports to:
Jefferson County District Attorney or Designee

License/Certification Required:
Valid Driver’s License

Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, Gender Studies, Counseling, Social Work, Criminal Justice or other closely related field. Advanced degree required. Knowledge of Criminal Justice System with an emphasis on best practices for sexual assault prevention and response. Project development and management experience. Ability to juggle multiple tasks at once. Effective written and verbal communication skills. Experience using Microsoft Office software (i.e. Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook). No felony convictions. No misdemeanor convictions related to victimization, abuse or moral turpitude. (e.g. domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, animal abuse, theft, assault.)

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.  This part time state position is considered at will and no fringe benefits. 

To apply for the SAKI Grant Program Manager position, please send a cover letter and resume to Mara Russell at russellmr@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.