Assistant County Attorney

The Midland County Attorney’s office is accepting applications for the position of Assistant County Attorney.  The position will be available in November 2022. The Midland County Attorney’s office does not have any prosecutorial duties.  This position is a purely civil position.  The primary duties include:

  • Representation of Child Protective Services (CPS) in child abuse and neglect cases.  This includes appearing in court on a regular basis
  • Responding to requests for public information
  • Advising elected officials and county department heads on various legal matters relating to county business
  • General civil litigation on behalf of Midland County and its elected officials, and supporting outside counsel in those efforts
  • Reviewing and preparing contracts
  • Representation of the State of Texas in mental health commitment proceedings
  • Attending meetings of the Midland County Commissioner’s Court

Areas of practice include:

  • Family law
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Employment law
  • Government law
  • Real Estate
  • Contracts
  • Tort Claims Act

Job requirements:

  • Licensed to practice law in Texas
  • Good standing with the State Bar of Texas
  • Must be able to pass a thorough background check and drug test.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to conduct self in a professional manner and develop and maintain good working relationships with visitors, co-workers, attorneys, commissioners, judges, county officials and department heads.
  • Ability to work in an office environment and interact effectively with others
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Courtroom experience is a plus, but not required
  • The ability and desire to immediately assume responsibility for a full case-load

The starting salary is $96,689.91.  Please submit your resume along with a cover letter via email to Juliat Tavarez, Administrative Assistant, at [email protected]