Employment Opportunities

Crime Analyst - Domestic Violence Innovative Prosecution Solutions Initiative

The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office is hiring a Crime Analyst (Domestic Violence Innovative Prosecution Solutions Initiative) to identify and analyze domestic violence crime patterns in order to support investigation and prosecution. The crime analyst will utilize technology, intelligence, and crime data to assist in identifying people and places associated with high concentrations of domestic violence and violent crime. Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on criminal justice, public administration, sociology, statistics and/or research methodology or 2 years work experience in a related field and experience with data management. Primary responsibilities include conducting research and analysis on domestic violence offenders; collaborating with federal, state, and local law enforcement to enhance domestic violence investigations; organizing summarized information into clear and concise reports; developing and producing crime maps using geographic information; collaborating with community partners to analyze data to determine sustainable practices and future domestic violence initiatives; 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 Crime Analyst - Domestic Violence Innovative Prosecution Solutions Initiative position, please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to Jennifer Caraway at carawayj@jccal.org.

 

Job Title: Prosecutor – Domestic Violence Innovative Prosecution Solutions Initiative

State Job Code: 00001

Pay Schedule: Semi-monthly arrears

Salary: Set & funded by grant award

Type: State Employee

Class: At Will

Job Summary:
The attorney will prosecute domestic violence cases as directed by the Jefferson County District Attorney, as well as be responsible for carrying out the goals and objectives of the Innovative Prosecution Solutions Initiative aimed to enhance prosecutors’ ability to effectively prevent and respond to domestic violence.

Essential Functions:

Prosecute domestic violence cases in the Birmingham Division of Jefferson County.

Promote evidence-based prosecutions.

Provide support to Jefferson County prosecutors in an effort to improve the effectiveness of domestic violence prosecutions.

Conduct presentations and trainings for prosecutors, law enforcement, community-based organizations, and other service providers.

Work collaboratively with the One Place Family Justice Center.

Foster collaborations with agencies in a working group setting to increase prosecutorial effectiveness in domestic violence.

Participate in community outreach to build community trust and access to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.

Assist with the development of a comprehensive plan to address the complex nature of domestic violence and firearm cases.

Supervise domestic violence team members.

Other responsibilities as determined by the Jefferson County District Attorney.

Work Environment:
Work is generally performed in an office setting, meeting room, or courtroom and exposes employee to everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions.

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

Knowledge-Skills:
Admitted to practice law in the State of Alabama.

Must be creative and have critical thinking skills.

Possess prior experience organizing and executing individual and group trainings and presentations.

Be a persuasive and effective public speaker.

Possess problem-solving, prioritizing, time management, team-building and organizational skills.

Possess a knowledge and understanding of issues facing domestic violence victims.

Strong networking skills and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with various individuals, organizations, and government agencies.

Reports to:
Jefferson County District Attorney or Designee.

License/Certification Required:
Valid driver's license.
Alabama State Bar license.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate will be a licensed Alabama attorney in good standing; have strong courtroom and litigation skills; knowledge of the criminal justice system, with an emphasis on best practices for domestic violence prevention and response; and experience working with domestic violence survivors. No felony convictions and 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.

To apply for the Prosecutor - Domestic Violence Innovative Prosecution Solutions Initiative position, please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to Jennifer Caraway at carawayj@jccal.org.

Sexual Assault Investigator

The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office is hiring a Sexual Assault Investigator to provide support to law enforcement throughout Jefferson County on sexual assault cases and to develop and coordinate sexual assault training for law enforcement. Minimum qualifications include APOST certification and good standing; minimum five years’ experience in criminal investigations; it is preferred that applicants have experience working on sexual assault investigations; experience in training, instruction, or some equivalent position. Primary responsibilities include participating in Sexual Assault Team Review; facilitating communication among law enforcement agencies regarding serial offenders and cross-jurisdictional sexual assault cases; developing and coordinating sexual assault training for law enforcement throughout Jefferson County; collaborating with cold case SAKI Advocates to provide victim notification; supporting law enforcement working on SAKI cold cases including, but not limited to, locating victims, witnesses and suspects; other responsibilities as determined by the Jefferson County District Attorney.

To apply for the Sexual Assault Investigator position, please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to Mara Russell at sirlesm@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.