Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Position Available

Job Title: Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Department: Civil Division
Reports to: Knox County Prosecutor
Salary: Commensurate with experience
FUNCTION: Civil Assistant Prosecutors represent Knox County boards, commissions, officials, officers, and employees in civil matters, including but not limited to litigation and transactional matters.


• Represent and advise the County, its elected officials and its various departments, agencies, boards and commissions of Knox County;
• Handle select civil litigation in which the County has an interest, including tax foreclosures, civil rights and employment litigation;
• Advise and represent boards of township trustees on wide variety of matters, including land use and zoning matters; and
• Provide legal advice to County officials, boards and commissions on all legal matters affecting county government, including general legal compliance, labor and employment matters, land acquisition and sales, contract negotiation;
• Represent county officials, county agencies, and county employees in specialized litigation;
• Perform all other duties assigned, delegated or required of the Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, as well as those prescribed by law.


• Must be available to meet and work outside the normal working hours for trial preparation;
• Preferred experience representing local governments;
• Preferred two (2) years of experience in civil litigation;
• Must possess excellent research and writing skills and requisite understanding of relevant law and regulations;
• Must possess qualities of fairness, a strong work ethic, have the highest integrity; and must also maintain the confidentiality of law enforcement and investigatory records and other confidential information; and
• Conduct business in accordance with federal statutes and guidelines, the Ohio Revised Code, and the Ohio Administrative Code.


Juris Doctorate; licensed and in good standing to practice law in the State of Ohio.


Please send a cover letter; resume including three professional references; and two writing samples by 4 p.m. on November 12 to:
Chip McConville
Knox County Prosecuting Attorney
117 East High Street, Suite 234
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
or electronically to

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