Employment Opportunities

Reset Coordinator

Reset diverts people out of jails and prisons with a proportionate, effective, and meaningful response to low-level offending. Through Reset, participants avoid a criminal record by completing community-based program requirements. The approach holds people accountable for their actions, strengthens public trust in the justice system, and creates opportunities for young, low-level offenders to move forward without the lifetime impediment of a felony conviction.  

Reporting to the District Attorney (DA), the Reset Coordinator will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Reset programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. As the first Reset employee, the Reset Coordinator will have considerable influence in the design of the program. 

The right candidate will have a graduate level degree (MSW, M.Ed., MBA, JD, etc.) or a combination of bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and 3-5 years of experience in a related field. No felony convictions. No misdemeanor convictions related to victimization or abuse. 

Coordinator must attend program on weekends and occasional evenings. This is a 40-hour per week salaried position. This grant-funded position is considered at-will employment and is contingent upon yearly renewal of funding. Starting annual salary is $42,000 plus benefits (State employees health insurance, State retirement, paid vacation and sick leave, etc.). 

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Melissa Sherer at nivenm@jccal.org

Reset Coordinator Job Description
Essential Functions: 

Working with Program Participants 

• Effectively manage all operations, including outreach, intake, scheduling, use of program space, and completion. 

• Contact potential participants (via phone and mail) to schedule them for programming and conduct an initial intake/screening. 

• Determine whether a potential participant is suitable for group-based work or merits additional screening and/or individual counseling. 

• Explain program requirements and expectations to participants. 

• Complete rescheduling of services for participants both in-person and by phone. 

• Contact participants to remind them of upcoming dates/programs and encourage attendance. 

• Maintain organized records of outreach attempts, program attendance, completion, and other project details. 

• Conduct follow up with participants to provide voluntary social service and educational referrals, where appropriate.

• Provide case management services to program participants that address issues such as substance use, mental health, trauma, and educational and vocational needs. 

• Prepare and circulate certificates of program completion. 

• Assist with group facilitation when needed. 

• Maintain and update a resource guide for participants 

• Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence and troubleshoot emerging issues. 

• Develop and implement strategies to deliver better supports for participants.  

Working with Community Partners 

• Develop and maintain healthy relationships with stakeholders and a positive program reputation in the community 

• Build and maintain partnerships with community-based agencies that provide voluntary services to participants. 

• Prepare and deliver presentations to stakeholders. Facilitate meetings and Reset outreach events. 

Administrative Duties 

• Develop and maintain an electronic database and maintain accurate records. 

• Coordinate data sharing. 

• Evaluate program effectiveness and prepare reports as required for the DA, funders, and stakeholders. 

• Support program operations and expansion through development activities including grant writing, collaboration with partner agencies, and networking with potential funders. 

• Coordinate with finance department regarding program income and expense, payroll, grant expenditures, and invoicing. 

• Negotiate contracts for community service providers. 

• Ensure policies and procedures are consistent with all laws and other initiatives of the DA’s Office. 

Qualifications: Graduate level degree preferred (MSW, M.Ed., MBA, JD, etc.). A combination of bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and 3-5 years of experience indicative of the ability to accomplish program goals is acceptable. Professional experience teaching or facilitating highly engaging group programs. Expertise in managing operations or logistics is preferred. Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally competent manner. Experience using Microsoft Office software (i.e., Word, Excel, Power Point, & Outlook). Valid Driver’s License. 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).


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.