OFFICE OF THE
UNION COUNTY
PROSECUTOR

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 Andrew K. RuOTOLO, JR. Justice CENTER
32 Rahway Avenue, elizabeth, NJ 07202

908-527-4500    ucpo@ucnj.org

Lyndsay V. Ruotolo
Acting Prosecutor
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak

Due to the COVID-19 statewide public health emergency, the County of Union is open for essential business only. View alerts and service modifications.

The Union County Prosecutor’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to ensure that all applicants and employees in selection and promotion are treated fairly and equally, without regard to race or color, gender or gender identification, religion or national origin, marital status or sexual orientation, political affiliation, military status, or physical or mental disability that, with reasonable accommodation, would not significantly interfere with one’s ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

UCPO Jobs
An Invitation to Apply for Employment
In the Pursuit of Justice and the Public’s Service

The Union County Prosecutor’s Office is always seeking to enhance its team of dedicated public servants with the addition of new assistant prosecutor, detectives, and civilian employees.  We seek candidates at various levels of experience who are passionate about criminal justice, devoted to improving the safety of the community, demonstrate unchallengeable integrity and a strong work ethic, and are eager to learn more about the work we do every day.  Applicants must also be New Jersey residents.If you are interested in a position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample via email to UCPOjobs@ucnj.org, indicating the type of position sought in the subject line of the email.  Submissions may also be submitted via mail to:

Acting Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo
c/o Christine Peoples
Union County Prosecutor’s Office
Andrew K. Ruotolo, Jr. Justice Center
32 Rahway Avenue
Elizabeth, New Jersey 07202

To better ensure fair hiring practices, upon taking office, acting Prosecutor Ruotolo implemented a new applicant screening process.  Applications are received by the acting Prosecutor’s executive assistants who redact the candidate’s name and any gender or ethnic identifiers from the submission packet prior to providing same to the screening committee.  Only after the screening committee determines that an interview will be granted, are the unredacted submissions provided to the screening and hiring committee members.

UCPO Internships
An Invitation to College and Law Students
Interested in Pursuing Careers in Criminal Justice

The Union County Prosecutor’s Office offers unpaid summer internships to college and law students interested in learning more about criminal prosecution.  Additionally, the Prosecutor’s Office offers a small number of unpaid internships during the school year to law students.  Interns are exposed to all aspects of the criminal justice system – from tours of the forensic lab to tours of the jail.  Interns are often asked to assist in drafting research memoranda that serve as the basis of motions argued in court proceedings that the intern can then observe, and sometimes even participate in under the guidance of the assistant prosecutor.

Many of our assistant prosecutors and detectives, once served this Office as interns, and we view our internship program as an excellent recruitment tool for future employment.

If you are interested in an internship, please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample via email to UCPOinternships@ucnj.org.  Submissions may also be submitted via mail to:

Acting Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo
c/o Barbara Sullivan
Union County Prosecutor’s Office
Andrew K. Ruotolo, Jr. Justice Center
32 Rahway Avenue
Elizabeth, New Jersey 07202