Assistant County Attorney – Criminal


Under the general direction of the County Attorney.  Represents the state in adult criminal misdemeanor prosecution and juvenile prosecution (misdemeanor and felony).  Represents victims of family violence who seek a protective order as provided by the Texas Family Code.  In addition, assists police and other investigative agencies with matters involving prosecution, has regular interactions with the Community Supervision Department, conducts criminal and civil research, and handles bond forfeitures and mental commitments.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

  1. Prepares cases for trial; prepares pleadings, motions and orders; reviews medical records, documents and interviews.
  2. Appears in various hearings and trials; prepares for and attends final trials, which includes witness meetings, mediation, jury selection, legal research, victim conferences, questioning witnesses in trial, conferences with defense attorneys, arguments, opening and closing statements and drafting of motions and jury changes; and responds to appeals of final orders.
  3. Prepares information and conferences with defense attorneys and investigators.
  4. Provides legal research regarding civil and criminal issues.
  5. Assists officers in obtaining warrants, reviewing probable cause affidavits and presenting warrants to Judges; and meets with officers to ensure warrants are in compliance with the law.
  6. Performs clerical duties, which includes filing, responding to phone calls, sending written correspondence on cases and writing emails; and receives information from caseworkers and law enforcement.
  7. Negotiates plea offers with defense attorneys; prepares information on probationers and any violations of probation committed; evaluates reports of violations; and evaluates proposed amendments.
  8. Employees are required to comply with safety regulations, procedures, protocol and wear personal protective gear if required.
  9. Performs other related duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.


Education and Experience

Juris Doctorate, with a minimum of 5 years related experience. Combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions listed above can be substituted. Licensed by the State Bar of Texas to practice law and in good standing with the State.

Salary: Depending on Experience

Send resume to Amy Pardo at [email protected] or apply online through the Johnson County website ( – Personnel – Job Openings – Attorney II-County Attorney)