Felony Deputy Prosecutor

Prosecutor · Danville, Indiana
Department Prosecutor
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $91,000.00

Hendricks County Job Description

Title:   Felony Deputy Prosecutor                             

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Department:  Prosecutor                                           

Supervisor:    Sr. Deputy Prosecutor                        


Prepares and presents case evidence and testimony for felony cases in court.


  • Conducts legal research associated with prosecution of assigned cases, reviews related court decisions and legal precedents.
  • Reviews complaints filed with Prosecutor’s Office, interviews involved parties, otherwise gathers necessary information.
  • Prepares case for prosecution, including legal documents and filings such as motions, petitions, etc.
  • Represents State in court.
  • Prosecutes cases in criminal trials.
  • Meets with public about legal rights, responsibilities, and processes involved in seeking court relief.
  • Meets with police officers on legal procedures and requirements relating to the performance of their duties.


Performs other duties as assigned.


  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Must have unlimited license to practice law in Indiana
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Prior legal experience
  • Ability to effectively and tactfully deal with other people
  • Ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of constitutional law, criminal and traffic law
  • Ability to prosecute a criminal jury trial
  • Ability to make effective use of legal references and other research tools
  • Knowledge of court procedures, provisions, and precedent
  • Ability to separate relevant data from irrelevant data when gathering and presenting case evidence
  • Ability to represent office of Prosecuting Attorney maintaining appropriate standards


Incumbent is assigned felony cases and works within prescribed and generally accepted legal practices.  Professional judgment required in selecting the most appropriate guidelines to fit case at hand.  Incumbent also exercises discretion in interpreting precedent.  Incumbent works independently on recurring assignments.  Objectives and desired results are outlined.  Supervisor is consulted before departing from established or generally observed policy and is available for consultation.  Errors in work can result in excessive cost repercussions to the county and possible loss of individual liberty or loss of life.  Incumbent is also responsible for supervising assigned secretary.


Working relationships are with supervisor, associates in same department, secretarial staff, other county departments, law enforcement representatives, governmental agencies and the general public for the purpose of communicating factual or procedural information, legal requirements, facilitate compliance, and render service to the end of prosecution of illegal activity.


Work is generally performed in a standard office environment with stress and time deadline requirements.  Incumbent may be required to conduct office interviews outside of office.  Requires extended working hours, and also may require viewing, handling, and dealing with evidence that is offensive or bio-hazardous.


The job description for the position of Felony Deputy Prosecutor for the Prosecutor’s Office describes the duties and responsibilities for employment in this position.  I acknowledge that I have received this job description and understand that it is not a contract of employment.  I am responsible for reading this job description and complying with all job duties, requirements and responsibilities contained herein, and any subsequent revisions.

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Benefits Include:

  • PTO, Holiday, and Bereavement Leave
  • Employer Retirement Contribution
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Health Insurance Plans Offered
  • Group Life, AD&D, and Long Term Disability
  • Additional 457B Retirement Plan Offered
  • AFLAC Accident, Hospitalization, Critical Illness, and Short Term Disability Offered
  • Employee Wellness Center Offered
  • Employer Contribution for Health Savings Account Offered
  • Employee Assistance Program                 

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