City Prosecutor

07/24/2021 12:32 PM | Anonymous
Position Details

This position is open until filled. Applications submitted on or before July 25, 2021, at 11:59 pm will be given priority consideration.

The City of Auburn Legal Department is seeking a talented Prosecutor to be the newest member of their team! This position performs professional, legal work with primary responsibility for prosecution of misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor crimes and infractions in King County District Court.

Our ideal candidate is:
  • A knowledgeable, experienced municipal prosecutor
  • A team player, able to work in a dynamic environment by taking initiative for work
  • An employee and co-worker who brings their genuine self to the workplace
The City of Auburn was incorporated in 1891, and has since bloomed into a perfect place to live, visit, explore, and play.  With over 29.8 square miles of land, two rivers, and two counties, Auburn is home to over 80,000 residents and hundreds of businesses, ranging from manufacturing to retail.

The City operates as a Strong-Mayor form of Mayor-Council government, with a City Council of seven at-large members.  The management team at the City of Auburn includes the Mayor and nine Department Directors from the following departments: Administration, Community Development, Finance, Human Resources, Innovation & Technology, Legal, Parks & Arts & Recreation, Police, and Public Works.  With a mission to improve the lives of Auburn residents, promote diversity, and support economic growth, Team Auburn is a great place to work!

The City Attorney's office represents the City in its day-to-day operations and provides legal advice to the Mayor, City Council, and Boards & Commissions that make up the municipal government of the City of Auburn.  The team is a total of 17 employees, consisting of three divisions: Civil, Prosecution, and the City Clerk's office. Primary Duties

In this job, you will:

  • Appear at prosecution court proceedings including, but not limited to, arraignments, pre-trial hearings, motions, jury/bench trials, sentencings, review hearings, and contested infraction hearings.
  • Review cases for criminal charging, and ready charged cases for in-court prosecution by preparing necessary documents and contacting needed witnesses/victims and opposing counsel.
  • Prepare briefs/legal documents for court proceedings.
  • Use Westlaw to research legal issues relating to City prosecution.
  • Manage criminal prosecution caseload, coordinating with the Police Department and Courts for effective and efficient case management.
While these are some of the duties and responsibilities of this position, please CLICK HERE to view a full list.Minimum Qualifications


  • Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association
  • Licensed to practice in the State of Washington
  • At least one (1) year of experience prosecuting misdemeanor cases and traffic violation cases, or equivalent experience
A valid driver's license without impending loss is also required at the time of appointment.Additional Information


  • Competitive salary with scheduled step increases on an annual basis
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision plans with employee premiums paid by the City
  • Employer contributions to the State Retirement System pension plans
  • 17 days of paid vacation per year
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • 2 paid floating holidays of your choice per year
  • VEBA (tax-free health savings account)
  • Optional Flexible Spending benefit plan
  • Deferred Compensation plan options
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • And more!

For more information about what benefits the City provides, please visit:

Team Auburn values diverse perspectives and life experiences, and welcomes applications from people who will help us consistently demonstrate the values of equity, respect, and partnership. The department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans. Individuals interested in joining our team must be committed to racial, social, and economic equality for ALL people in our community. 
The City of Auburn is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer.  No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To learn more about the Inclusive Auburn initiative, please visit:

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully.  If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, or would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process, please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

The City of Auburn is dedicated to building an inclusive, informed city, with opportunities for all.  In alignment with that goal, the City has adopted an anonymous application process that prevents hiring managers from seeing personal identifiers, including names, addresses, and other similar information. This eliminates the possibility of unintentional or implicit bias during the initial screening of applications.  For that reason, hiring managers will not be viewing any attachments to your application, including a cover letter or resume, during the initial screening.
Please make sure to submit a complete, detailed, and updated job application, and thoroughly answer the supplemental questions prior to the submission deadline! You must meet the minimum qualifications to move forward in the screening process.

Please note that if you are selected to move forward after an interview, a background check, reference check, driving record review, and fingerprinting will be completed before an official job offer will be made.
We primarily communicate via e-mail during the recruitment process.  E-mails from and/or should be placed on your safe domain list to ensure you receive notifications in a timely manner.  As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Medisch, HR Manager, by email at or by phone at 253-931-3073.  

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