Assistant County Attorney

EMPLOYMENT NOTICE
JOB TITLE: ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEY
DEPARTMENT: BURNET COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
REPORTS TO: BURNET COUNTY ATTORNEY


GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Primary responsibilities will include all aspects of CPS and Protective Order prosecution including
attending regular court hearings, preparing and participating in trials and contested hearings,
preparing orders and other legal documents including Rule 11 agreements, preparing discovery,
meeting with victims/witnesses/CPS workers, and other miscellaneous duties. This position
handles protective orders from intake to final order. It also handles CPS cases from intake to final
order including orders to aid in investigation, orders to participate, and removals stemming from
Family Based Safety Services up to and including emergency removals. This position will also be
expected to assist other areas of the office when necessary, including misdemeanor criminal court,
juvenile court, justice of the peace court and all other duties as assigned.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Must have unquestioned ability to meet and serve the public in a friendly and efficient manner.
Legal research and the drafting of legal documents by computer are necessary. Knowledge of
both Texas Civil and Criminal Procedure is essential. Ability to competently represent the State of
Texas and Burnet County in in criminal law, juvenile law, and CPS is essential. The ability to
effectively represent the Burnet County Attorney and his office is essential. Work hours required
shall be 40 hours per week.


ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Doctor of Jurisprudence from an accredited legal institution.


CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:
Applicant must be a member in good standing under the State Bar of Texas.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
Burnet County complies with all State and Federal laws re: non-discrimination against any person
in job structuring, recruitment, examinations, election, appointment, placement, training, upward
mobility, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration based upon race, age, religion,
color, disability, national origin, sex, political affiliation or belief, or any other non-merit factor.
Personnel decisions shall be made on the basis of occupational qualifications and job-related
factors such as skill, knowledge, education, experience, and ability to perform specific jobs.


APPLICATIONS:
Each applicant is required to submit an application for employment with pertinent information
regarding training and experience. Application forms may be obtained at website
www.burnetcountytexas.org or between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. from the Human
Resources Office, Burnet County Annex on the Square,133 E. Jackson, Room 103, or at the
Burnet County Courthouse, 220 S. Pierce Street. Completed applications will be accepted at the
Human Resources Office until the position is filled.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
 Performs legal research by reading State statutes and codes, analytical books, online case
research utilizing assorted legal research platforms and specialized practice guides.
 Drafts legal documents such as motions, pleadings, orders, plea paperwork, legal memos,
search warrants, and administrative documents utilizing Microsoft Office software and the
Odyssey database.
 Communicates effectively with County personnel, elected officials, judges, attorneys, agency
staff, volunteers, victims and witnesses, law enforcement agencies, and the general public.
 Interviews and communicates with victims and witnesses via telephone, Video
Conferencing, and in person by answering questions regarding the court system.
 Prepares and conducts contested court hearings including reviewing evidence, interviewing
witnesses, preparing trial motions, responding to defense motions, preparing trial exhibits
and conducting the actual hearing itself (i.e. jury selection, opening statements, witness
examination and closing arguments).
 Serves as on-call prosecutor to answer questions as needed.
 Readily complies with departmental and county-wide policies and procedures.
 Performs related special projects as assigned.
 The physical demands and environmental factors listed below as well as regular attendance are
also essential functions for this position.