Assistant County & District Attorney

The Rusk County & District Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for an Assistant County & District Attorney.

All applicants must be licensed to practice law in Texas and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. Applicants must demonstrate a strong understanding of the Texas Rules of Professional Responsibility and the ethics required of a Texas Prosecutor.

Duties will include handling any matters which may arise in the course of duty in the office of a County & District Attorney, including misdemeanors, felonies, juvenile prosecution, civil matters and any other matter that may be assigned. This particular position focuses on the prosecution of misdemeanor cases, juvenile cases, asset seizures and forfeitures, and researching county and local government issues. There will also be opportunity to try felony cases. Other matters may be assigned to the successful applicant as necessary.

Prior experience in is helpful but not required.  The candidate selected will be provided with plenty of training and opportunity to grow as a trial attorney and as a lawyer. This office prides itself on its track record of preparing young attorneys for successful careers in the practice of law.

Starting Salary:  $66,013.00 per year plus county benefits.  State Bar dues, TDCAA dues, and CLE also included.

Resumes and cover letters may be emailed to [email protected].

Applicants selected for interview may be asked to fill out a formal application. The office intends to begin interviewing applicants on May 2, 2022.  Not all applicants will be interviewed. 

WE CONSIDER APPLICATIONS FOR ALL POSITIONS WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, MARITAL OR VETERAN STATUS, THE PRESENCE OF A NON-JOB-RELATED MEDICAL CONDITION OR HANDICAP, OR ANY OTHER LEGALLY PROTECTED STATUS.