Assistant County District Attorney – Felony Prosecutor

The County District Attorney’s Office in Aransas County (Rockport, Texas) is seeking applications for an open full-time felony prosecutor position. The successful candidate will have a high degree of technical competence, efficiency, and integrity and be responsible for handling an active felony caseload—including presenting cases to the Grand Jury, and trying cases before juries and judges.

Candidates must:

  • hold a J.D. or L.L.B. degree from an ABA accredited law school and be a licensed attorney in good standing with the State Bar of Texas;
  • have a minimum of two years of prosecutorial work, preferably with felony trial courtroom experience;
  • exhibit a sense of duty for rendering justice;
  • be experienced in all aspects of handling cases from beginning to end—including presenting them well in court, effectively communicating facts and precedents verbally and in writing;
  • work well under pressure and exercise tact in trying situations while ensuring timely and appropriate case resolutions;
  • be able to work independently but also be a team player who takes and gives direction well;
  • possess a valid Texas driver’s license; and
  • pass a thorough background check, pre-employment physical exam, and drug screening.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • evaluating criminal reports from law enforcement to determine whether they can be accepted as a case for prosecution or need additional information or further investigation;
  • researching, preparing, and reviewing cases in order to effectively represent the State of Texas and victims of felony crimes;
  • holding essential meetings with law enforcement officers, victims, witnesses, defendants, opposing counsel, and other court personnel;
  • managing all assigned cases to ensure accurate and timely paperwork, negotiations, pleadings, motions, subpoenas, evidence, jury charges, and other legal instruments;
  • being well-prepared so as to consistently satisfy deadlines while meeting office goals; and
  • other related work assigned by County District Attorney.   

This exempt position pays $64,000-$68,000 + benefits (e.g.: medical, retirement, State Bar dues and CLE, paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave).  Interested candidates should submit their completed application (available online at http://www.aransascountytx.gov/main/docs/ACAPP_2013rev.pdfplease do not include the last page), cover letter, résumé, and references via email to:

Carrie Arrington
Office & Contracts Manager
Aransas County District Attorney’s Office
[email protected]