Assistant County Attorney

Cherokee County

Job Posting

Assistant County Attorney

(SB 22 Grant Funded)

Position Summary:   Prosecution of Misdemeanor Cases, including Class “C” misdemeanors in Justice of the Peace Courts; Prosecution of Child Protective Service Cases and Adult Protective Service Cases; prosecution of Protective Orders; Prosecution of Juvenile Cases; Prosecution of Mental health Commitments to Rusk State Hospital; Legal Research and Brief Preparation for any appeals taken from cases the County Attorney’s office handles; preparation of Legal Documents; limited Civil Trial Litigation; Provide legal opinions to County Officials and Department heads

Essential Functions of the Job

  • Prosecutes misdemeanor cases, including Class “C” misdemeanors in Justice of the Peace Courts
  • Prosecutes of Child Protective Service cases and Adult Protective Service cases
  • Prosecutes of Protective Orders, Juvenile cases, mental health commitments to Rusk State Hospital
  • Conducts legal research and prepares briefs for any appeal handled by the County Attorney’s office
  • Conducts civil trial litigation
  • Advises County Attorney on legal conditions and current and future trends
  • Prepares legal documents
  • Provides legal opinions to County Officials and Department heads
  • Attends all meetings at request of County Attorney or the Commissioners’ Court
  • Reviews ordinances, resolutions and contracts as to legal form
  • Provides legal advice as to substance
  • Assists in drafting ordinances, resolutions, contracts, agreements, deeds, leases, franchises, etc.
  • Reviews documents prepared by other agencies or parties
  • Prepares briefs, develops strategy, arguments and testimony in preparation for presentation of criminal cases
  • Interprets laws, rulings, and regulations for criminal trials
  • Other duties as assigned by the County Attorney

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required to Perform the Essential Functions:  Skill in legal writing, legal research, and negotiation. Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Word Perfect and Net Data System. Good communication skills and the ability to work well with others.

Work Environment & Physical Requirements: Work is performed indoors in a very fast paced and ever changing environment. Must be able to lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.  May remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.  The person in this position needs to occasionally move about to access files and office machinery, which may require bending or reaching.  The ability to maintain composure under stress is also required.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited law school
  • Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas
  • Submit to fingerprinting and criminal background check

Submit application and resume to Human Resource Director, 135 S. Main, Rusk, TX, 75785, (903) 683-5367 office, by fax to (903) 683-1186. Application can be obtained from the web at and click on Jobs, or email [email protected]. Cherokee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.