Attorney I – Municipal Court Prosecutor

Job Code                              1810

Job Classification              Attorney I

Range                                    6XX

FLSA Status                        Exempt

Position Type                      Full Time with Benefits

Job Family                           23-1011.00 – Lawyers

Risk Classification            XX

EEO Class                            XX

EEO Function                     XX

Salary $64,417.6‬0 Min – $96,678.40 Max

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The purpose of this position is to prosecute criminal cases at the Wichita Falls Municipal Court of Record as well as provide legal advice, counsel and representation to officials in various legal matters. This is accomplished by representing officials in investigations and proceedings, defending the city and officials in claims filed, meeting with the public to discuss violations, issuing subpoenas, meeting with officers and witnesses on cases, preparing and evaluating cases for trial, and drafting motions. Other duties include interacting with external counsel, drafting ordinances, interpreting laws, completing legal research, and reviewing and signing various contracts and permits.


Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.

Driver’s License Required – N      Type –N/A    Endorsements – N/A




Note:  This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position.  The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position.  Additionally, please be aware of the legend below when referring to the physical demands of each essential function.

(S)Sedentary(L)Light(M)Medium(H)Heavy(V)Very Heavy
Exerting up to 10 lbs. occasionally or negligible weights frequently; sitting most of the time.Exerting up to 20 lbs. occasionally; 10 lbs. frequently; or negligible amounts constantly; OR requires walking or standing to a significant degree.Exerting 20-50 lbs. occasionally; 10-25 lbs. frequently; or up to 10 lbs. constantly.Exerting 50-100 lbs. occasionally; 10-25 lbs. frequently; or up to 10-20 lbs. constantly.Exerting over 100 lbs. occasionally; 50-100 lbs. frequently; or up to 20-50 lbs. constantly.
  #Code Essential Functions
1LRegular and reliable attendance in compliance with given schedules is a mandatory requirement of this position. Schedules may be subject to change with or without advance notice
2LCompletes bench trials by reviewing citations, drafting or revising charge sheets, meeting with officers and witnesses, advising participants on courtroom procedures, preparing information, and conducting trials.
3LCompletes jury trials by reviewing citations, drafting or revising charge sheets, meeting with officers and witnesses, preparing witnesses, advising participants on courtroom procedures, preparing information, researching case law, and conducting trials.
4SAnswers citation questions and concerns from the public by reviewing citations, checking individuals’ history, reviewing elements and evidence, and advising the public of available options.
5LCompletes special projects for the city by researching information, handling supervised litigation issues, drafting memorandums and legal brief, advising staff, departments and elected officials, and drafting related ordinances for review and adoption.
6SDrafts language and amendments for new and revised ordinances by meeting with all affected parties, revising drafts, evaluating current ordinances against new legislation, evaluating enforcement processes, researching other municipal information, discussing revisions and requirements, and answering related legal questions.
7SPrepares for trials by meeting with attorneys, discussing options, negotiating plea agreements, filing pre-trial motions, verifying prior criminal history, researching legal defenses and arguments, reviewing written correspondence, filing relevant motions, making oral presentations, and negotiating with attorneys and filing correspondence.
8SSigns legal documents by reviewing information and ensuring compliance.


-Description of Minimum Job Requirements-
Organization Responsibility LevelLEAD WORKER
Data ResponsibilityPlans or directs others in the sequence of major activities and reports on operations and activities which are very broad in scope.
People ResponsibilityGives information, guidance, or assistance to people which directly facilitates task accomplishment; may give instructions or assignments to helpers or assistants.
Assets ResponsibilityResponsible for only small quantities of low-cost items or supplies where opportunities for achieving economies or preventing loss are negligible.
Experience-Related RequirementsZero years up to and including two years.
Vocational/ Educational PreparationRequires High school graduation or GED equivalent supplemented by specialized courses/training equivalent to completion of one year of college
Mathematical RequirementsUses addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and/or calculates ratios, rates and percents.
Communications RequirementsReads journals, manuals, and professional publications; speaks informally to groups of co-workers, staff in other organizational agencies, the general public, people in other organizations; presents training; composes original reports, training and other written materials, using proper language, punctuation, grammar, and style.
Judgement RequirementsMakes frequent decisions, affecting the individual, co-workers, and others who depend on the service or product; works in a somewhat fluid environment with rules and procedures but many variations from the routine.
Complexity of WorkPerforms coordinating work involving guidelines and rules, with constant problem solving; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressures.
Impact of ErrorsImpact of decisions is moderately serious – affects work unit and may affect other units or citizens; or loss of life could occur but probability is low.
Physical DemandsSedentary work that involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time; requires little or no dexterity.
Equipment UsageHandles or uses machines, tools, or equipment requiring brief instruction or experience such as hand and power tools, buffers, floor polishers, vacuum sweepers, outdoor hand-held power equipment, small mowers, commercial kitchen equipment, computers for data entry, fax, complex copiers, phone systems, and other similar equipment, services office machines including such actions as adding paper and changing toner.
Unavoidable HazardsNone. Works in environmentally controlled situation such as office.
Safety of OthersSome responsibility for safety and health of others and/or for occasional enforcement of the standards of public safety or health.


-Physical strength for this position is indicated below with “X”-
SedentaryXLight  Medium  Heavy Very Heavy  
Exerting up to 10 lbs. occasionally or negligible weights frequently; sitting most of the time.Exerting up to 20 lbs. occasionally, 10 lbs. frequently, or negligible amounts constantly OR requires walking or standing to a significant degree.Exerting 20-50 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10 lbs. constantly.Exerting 50-100 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10-20 lbs. constantly.Exerting over 100 lbs. occasionally, 50-100 lbs. frequently, or up to 20-50 lbs. constantly.


C Continuously 2/3 or more of the time.F Frequently From 1/3 to 2/3 of the time.O Occasionally Up to 1/3 of the time.R Rarely Less than 1 hour per week.N Never Never occurs.

Note:  This is intended as a description of the way the job is currently performed.  It does not address the potential for accommodation.

-Physical Demand--Frequency--Brief Description-
StandingFCommunicating with co-workers, Observing work duties, Observing work site, Making presentations
SittingFDesk work, meetings, driving
WalkingFTo other departments or offices, around work site
LiftingOSupplies, equipment, files
CarryingRSupplies, equipment, files
Pushing/PullingRFile drawers, tables and chairs, equipment
ReachingRFor supplies and files
Fine DexterityFTelephone keypad, computer keyboard, Calibrating equipment
KneelingRFiling in lower drawers, Retrieving items from lower shelves/ground
CrouchingRRetrieving items from lower shelves or ground, making repairs
BendingRFiling in lower drawers, Retrieving items from lower shelves/ground, Making repairs
TwistingFFrom computer to telephone, Getting inside vehicle
ClimbingOStairs, ladders, step stools, onto equipment
BalancingNOn ladders, on equipment, on step stools
VisionFReading, computer screen, driving, observing worksite
HearingFCommunicating via telephone/radio, to co-workers/public, listening to equipment
TalkingFCommunicating via telephone/radio, to co-workers/public
Foot ControlsNDriving
Other (specified if applicable)NNone


Computers, printers and related software, copier, fax machine


 D DailyW Several Times Per WeekM Several Times Per MonthS SeasonallyN Never

-Health and Safety Factors-                                -Environmental Factors- 

Mechanical Hazards                           N                     Respiratory Hazards                           N

Chemical Hazards                              N                     Extreme Temperatures                       N

Electrical Hazards                              N                     Noise and Vibration                            N

Fire Hazards                                       N                     Wetness/Humidity                              N

Explosives                                          N                     Physical Hazards                                N

Communicable Diseases                   N                                

Physical Danger or Abuse                  R                                

Other (see 1 below)                            N                                

(1) N/A




F Frequently From 1/3 to 2/3 of the timeO Occasionally Up to 1/3 of the timeR Rarely Less than 1 hour per weekN Never Never occurs
-Description of Non-Physical Demands--Frequency-
Time PressureF
Emergency SituationR
Frequent Change of TasksF
Irregular Work Schedule/OvertimeR
Performing Multiple Tasks SimultaneouslyO
Working Closely with Others as Part of a TeamO
Tedious or Exacting WorkR
Noisy/Distracting EnvironmentO
Other (see 2 below)N

(2) N/A


Office Environment X     Vehicle  
Warehouse      Outdoors  
Shop      Other (see 3 below)  
Recreation/Neighborhood Center