Assistant County Attorney

http://valverdecounty.texas.gov/

Val Verde County has an opening in the County Attorney’s Office for an Assistant County Attorney

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Performs responsible work providing legal counsel to the Commissioners Court, County Judge, various County departments, agencies, boards and oversees the prosecution of criminal cases.  Works under the supervision of the County Attorney.  Responsible for exercising independent judgment and works with little to no supervision.  Self-starter, highly motivated with the ability to work on an individual basis.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Dependable and punctual with a willingness to work overtime, be self-confident and have an aggressive desire to learn.
  2. Primarily responsible for providing legal support to the County Attorney.
  3. Reviews criminal cases.
  4. Prepares complaints and charging instruments.
  5. Attends court for criminal misdemeanor prosecution.
  6. Provides legal advice to law enforcement officers.
  7. Meets with criminal defense attorneys for case evaluations and plea negotiations.
  8. Provides legal support to victims of crime and victims of family violence and protective order applicants.
  9. Prepares and reviews all legal documents relating to Protective Orders.
  10. Reviews and provides legal opinion on a variety of State and Federal rules, regulations, and statutes associated with the County.
  11. Represents the County in all judicial or administrative actions as assigned by County Attorney.
  12. Reviews all disciplinary actions and represents County in all grievances, unemployment claims, workers’ compensation claims, and employment disputes; reviews development and amendment of Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual.
  13. Responds to inquiries of department heads for information, opinions, and decisions, many of which require legal research.
  14. Performs related work as required. (Position may not include all the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all the duties, which may be performed or supervised.)

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Excellent organizational skills

2. Excellent interpersonal skills

3. Excellent legal research skills

4. Self-starter, highly motivated, with the ability to work on an individual basis, implement new programs and maintain those   programs.

5. Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas

6. Fluency in the Spanish language preferred.

Base Salary $63,987.50 annually plus benefits

Deadline: Until Filled

Please submit resume, cover letter, references to:

Val Verde County
Attn: Juanita Barrera, HR Director
400 Pecan St, 3rd Floor
Del Rio, TX 78840
Email: [email protected]