Website West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Institute
West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Institute: An educational/support service agency for the State’s 55
County Prosecuting Attorneys and their offices overseen by an Executive Council consisting of seven
Prosecuting Attorneys and two County Commissioners. Primary services include providing technical
advice to prosecutors including case consulting and legal research, assignment of special prosecutors
upon judicial request, production of continuing legal education programs and seminars, mentoring and
training law enforcement and other governmental agency investigative employees.
Responsibilities: In addition to overseeing the deliverables mentioned in the previous paragraph the
Executive Director manages a small office and is responsible for all associated decision including
oversight of personnel decisions, physical plant operation, annual budgeting and finance, certain grants,
expenditure approval, asset management and travel authorization.
The Executive Director also operates as the primary contact for all relations between the Institute and
other public and private organizations. Public organizations include the Governor’s Office, the
Legislature, the Department of Administration, Judges’ and Prosecutors’ offices, various committees of
the Supreme Court and the Department of Homeland Security as well as certain private or non-profit
organizations connected to the criminal justice system.
Must be a practicing attorney in West Virginia, and
Must be willing to devote full-time to the position to be considered per the West
Virginia Code (no private practice of law permitted).
Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years of experience working in a prosecutor’s
office or, alternatively, substantial equivalent courtroom experience may be considered.
Applicants must have significant felony trial experience.
Some in-state travel required.
Training for the position is required, terms negotiable.
Preferred: Applicants should be able to demonstrate a fundamentally sound understanding of
the role and operations of the county prosecutors’ offices in West Virginia’s criminal justice
system, criminal procedure, evidentiary issues, grand jury and trial practice as well as other
issues facing West Virginia’s prosecutors.
Leadership ability, strong communication skills, a self-starter with a project-oriented mindset
and the ability to operate in a semi-autonomous environment also preferred as well as
Location and benefits: This position is based in Charleston. As a state employee, the position enjoys the
standard slate of state benefits including health, dental and optical insurance as well as retirement.
Salary, currently $85,000.00, is set by the Governor’s office.
Contact/Deadline information: Resumes will be accepted till October 1, 2022 and may be forwarded
physically or electronically to;
Philip Morrison, Executive Director
West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Institute
1124 Smith St., Suite 4500
Charleston, WV 25301
304 558 3348: 304 558 6008 fax
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