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The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Prosecutor (Entry Level), Detective, and Summer Interns.

Assistant Prosecutor

The Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office is looking for an individual who has a strong interest in public service and safety and the administration of justice. Hunterdon County offers health and dental benefits, paid leave, paid holidays, and eligibility for participation in the New Jersey State Retirement Systems.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor Degree
  • Member of the New Jersey Bar in good standing
  • Strong writing and oral advocacy skills
  • Judicial clerkship experience preferred
  • Successful completion of a background investigation and drug screening

TO APPLY: Please submit a County Employment Application with Resume & Cover Letter:

email prosecutor@co.hunterdon.nj.us
County of Hunterdon Application for Employment (PDF)
Assistant Prosecutor Job Description (PDF)

Investigative Staff

The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking qualified applicants for the position of County Detective.

Requirements:

  • Applicants must possess a current Police Training Commission (PTC) Certification from the Basic Course for Police Officers or the DCJ Basic Course for Investigators
  • Positions are available for County Detective with varying levels of investigative experience. Starting salary commensurate with time of service and experience
  • Applicants preferred to possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college however, law enforcement experience and/or Military experience may be considered in place of a college degree
  • Applicants must successfully complete a medical, psychological, and employment background for appointment to County Detective
  • Must be New Jersey residents and citizens of the United States
  • Must be 21 years old
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • Medical benefits and enrollment in the PFRS Pension system eligible.

TO APPLY: Please submit a County Employment Application with a Resume & Cover Letter:

email prosecutor@co.hunterdon.nj.us

County of Hunterdon Application for Employment (PDF)

Victim-Witness Coordinator - Anticipated Job Vacancy 5/1/2024

Full-Time (35 hr./week) - Salary Minimum: $60,000.00

  • Individual will generally be responsible for providing services to victims and witnesses involved in the prosecution of a criminal case including, but not limited to: Crisis intervention and counseling; referrals for other needed services; orientation to the criminal justice system; case status information; victim/witness transportation; child care; assistance with Violent Crimes Compensation Board claims; assistance with property return; restitution and other forms of financial entitlements; court accompaniment; and victim impact statements.  
  • Individual will also be responsible for the following special duties as a Coordinator:  Grant preparation and quarterly reporting; provide direct and ongoing supervision to victim-witness advocacy staff; policy preparation; case distribution; and liaise with other County Coordinators.

Requirements:  

Education:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree involving a major course of study in the social sciences or criminal justice.  

Experience:  Two (2) years of professional experience involved in providing counseling, guidance and/or advice to individuals involved with the criminal justice system, or in providing counseling and guidance to individuals and/or families and/or groups in coping with social and/or emotional and/or psychological and/or behavioral problems with which they are confronted.

All offers of employment are expressly conditioned on the successful passing of a detailed background investigation.

Hunterdon County offers excellent health and dental benefits, paid leave, paid holidays, and this position is eligible for participation in the New Jersey State Retirement Systems.

For detailed information about the position please visit the New Jersey Civil Service Commission website and review the job specification:  

New Jersey Civil Service Commission Job Specification

To Apply:  Please submit a County Employment Application which must include a Resume and Cover Letter:  

Hunterdon County Application for Employment (PDF)

Send to: Hunterdon County Human Resources via email personnel@co.hunterdon.nj.us or US Mail to 71 Main Street, PO Box 2900, Flemington NJ 08822.

Technician, Management Information Systems

Full-Time (35 hr./week) Salary Minimum: $39,154.78

  • Individual will be responsible for various existing information processing systems, implement and monitor management information systems used to compile, store, retrieve, and process varied types of programs or other information unique to the office; operate computers and related equipment controls; analyze and troubleshoot information processing program or system error conditions; update and analyze application software problems; performs system maintenance; or in a client/server environment, update hardware/software support to end users; install hardware and software on servers or workstations; liaise with various software vendors to ensure programs are running smoothly; does other related work.

Requirements:  

Education:  Completion of sixty (60) semester hour credits from an accredited college or university.  

Experience:  One (1) year of experience in work involving information systems including responsibility for gathering, compilation, retrieval, maintenance, and distribution of management, and/or other technical information in a public or private organization, or in providing user support and solving user problems in an office environment. 

Must be able to pass a detailed background investigation.

Hunterdon County offers excellent health and dental benefits, paid leave, paid holidays, and this position is eligible for participation in the New Jersey State Retirement Systems.

For detailed information about the position please visit the New Jersey Civil Service Commission website and review the job specification:  

Technician, Management Information Systems Job Specifications

TO  APPLY: Please submit a County Employment Application which must include a Resume & Cover Letter: Hunterdon County Application for Employment (PDF)

Send to: Hunterdon County Human Resources via email personnel@co.hunterdon.nj.us or US Mail to 71 Main Street, PO Box 2900, Flemington NJ 08822*This position is covered by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission and all appointments will require application, competitive examination, and a 90-day working test period.

Summer Intern Programs

For consideration in the 2024 Summer intern program, resumes must be received by February 15, 2024.

Legal Internship Program Requirements:

The Legal Intern Program is open to second and third-year law students with an interest in a career in criminal prosecution. Offers are made on a rolling basis.

There is no residency requirement.

Acceptance to the program is subject to criminal background check. PLEASE NOTE: an offer of employment is contingent upon being cleared after a rigorous background check. Offers will be rescinded for those that are not cleared for acceptance.

To apply for a Legal Internship, please email a cover letter and resume to Manuel Montez, Confidential Aide to the Prosecutor, Coordinator of the Legal Intern Program at prosecutor@co.hunterdon.nj.us

F.A.Q's: 

Q: Is this a paid internship?
A: These are unpaid internships. The office does participate in work study programs but does not provide any matching funds. Students are encouraged to explore outside funding, such as public interest grants.

Q: May interns receive course credit or work study?
A: Yes. Many law students intern with our office for course credit or for work study. Our office cannot provide matching funds, but we will work with each student and his or her respective law school.

Q: How are interns placed within the office?
A: Students are placed according to their interests and the needs of the office. Incoming interns are given the opportunity to express an interest in a particular area of criminal prosecution.

Q: Do Legal Interns rotate through the different units in the office?
A: We have learned that while rotating exposes the Legal Interns to many different units with the office, the rotation does not allow individual interns to develop a meaningful rapport with office personnel. Further, interns do not have time to develop a deep understanding or proficiency in doing the work of the Prosecutor’s Office. Instead, each Intern is assigned to one unit for the summer of for one semester.  

Investigative Internship Program:

To apply for an Investigative Internship, please email a cover letter and resume to Manuel Montez, Confidential Aide to the Prosecutor, Coordinator of the Investigative Internship Program, at prosecutor@co.hunterdon.nj.us

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of the County of Hunterdon to ensure equitable and fair treatment of applicants and employees in selection and promotion without regard to race, color, gender, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religious beliefs, age, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, military status, or physical or mental disability that with reasonable accommodation does not significantly interfere with the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.