Assistant County Attorney

Position Title:           Assistant County Attorney

Location:                 Gatesville, Texas

Salary Range:           Based on qualifications and experience:  $55-75K

Deadline:                 Open until filled

Major Duties:     

The Coryell County Attorney’s office is accepting applications for the position of Assistant County Attorney.  We are looking for someone who can start immediately, or within a reasonable amount of time.

The primary duty of this position will be the prosecution of misdemeanor criminal cases.  Other cases that must be handled on an as needed basis include representation of Child Protective Services (CPS) in child abuse and neglect cases, protective orders, and bond forfeiture cases.  Applicants should be interested in quickly taking over an active case load.

Additional duties will include:

1.         All aspects of misdemeanor prosecution, including case screening/intake, preparation of pleadings, motions, affidavits, warrants and other paperwork as necessary, witness preparation, securing and marshaling of evidence, and representation of the State in pretrial proceedings, as well as in criminal bench trials and jury trials in justice courts and the Statutory County Court at Law; and, all aspects of civil litigation (ie. NISI’s, protective orders, etc.) including but not limited to each of the above job functions.

2.         Performance of all legal research necessary to effectively represent the County and the     State of Texas in civil and criminal cases;

3.         Preparation of briefs and other paperwork required in appeals of civil and criminal           cases;

4.         Advising and training law enforcement agencies and officers on issues of criminal law     and criminal procedure; and

5.         Other duties as assigned by the County Attorney.

Candidates should be proficient in electronic legal research. Candidates should possess superior communication skills.  Abilities to manage a considerable docket of active cases and consistently satisfy deadlines in the face of competing time demands are essential functions of the position. The selected candidate must be able to demonstrate these skills and perform these functions with minimal direction from the County Attorney.  Additionally, dealing with co-workers, staff and the other stakeholders mentioned above in a professional and courteous manner is considered to be an essential function of the position.

Salary is dependent upon experience. State Bar dues, CLE, and membership in TDCAA for the selected candidate will be paid by the County Attorney’s Office.

Job requirements are:

  • Licensed to practice law in Texas
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Good standing with the State Bar of Texas
  • Ability to work in an office environment and interact effectively with others
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Courtroom experience
  • The ability and desire to immediately assume responsibility of a full case-load

Please submit your resume via email or fax to:

Brandon Belt

Coryell County Attorney

210 S. 7th St.

Gatesville, TX 76528

Phone: (254) 248-3180

Fax:     (254)865-9080

Email: [email protected]