Deputy Director of Law

City of Wooster, OH

This employee serves as a Deputy Director of Law and/or Assistant Prosecutor for the City of Wooster in a full-time capacity and assists the Law Director with his/her duties as required. The Deputy Director of Law/ Assistant Prosecutor is appointed by the Law Director and works under the general direction of the Law Director. In the Law Director’s absence, he/she may serve as Acting Director of Law.

At the direction of the Law Director, this individual will primarily function as counsel for the City of Wooster, which includes the board of governors of the municipal hospital, the Mayor, directors, managers, City employees, City Council, and various municipal boards and commissions. The Deputy Director of Law will initiate and handle prosecutions of violations of the City’s building and zoning ordinances.

The official in this classification may also represent the City of Wooster for violations of the codified ordinances of the City of Wooster, and defend criminal appeals in the Ninth District Court of Appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court. In this capacity, this individual must be zealous in representing the people of the community and their laws and remain mindful of the rights of all citizens, including those charged with crimes by treating all citizens with respect and courtesy.

Applicants must meet the following:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates must have a JD degree from an accredited college/university; current State of Ohio license to practice law; valid Ohio Driver’s License and meet insurability guidelines; five years of full-time practice of law; and municipal, criminal, labor and employment experience is highly desirable.

A detailed job description and application can be found at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants are required to complete an application for consideration. Applicants are also encouraged to include a resume with their application. The expected hiring salary range is $91,000 to $115,000.

How to Apply

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Job Details

Job Function
Assistant/Deputy Department Director
Position Type
Full Time

City of Wooster


538 N Market St
Wooster, OH 44691-3406
United States

Form of Government


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