Assistant Criminal District Attorney

TARRANT COUNTY
Department of Human Resources
100 E. Weatherford Suite 301,
Fort Worth, TX 76196-0105
http://www.tarrantcounty.com

Position Title: ASSISTANT CRIMINAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY, Criminal District
Attorney
Department: Criminal District Attorney
An Equal Opportunity Employer

ISSUE DATE: 04/25/22
FINAL FILING DATE: Continuous
THE POSITION


Salary: $77,457.64 – $116,432.42 annually (Salary Commensurate with Experience)


To Apply: Resumes and cover letters should be sent to: [email protected]


Prosecute and defend all manner of civil and criminal matters in various levels of trial and
appellate courts and administrative forums.


May also provide written or verbal legal advice to individual or governmental clients and draft legal instruments or other written documents with legal implications.


Investigate facts giving rise to legal issues and bring about solutions to clients’ legal problems in a
variety of forums.


This licensed attorney generally handles criminal and civil matters of substantial complexity and
gravity and performs occasional mentoring functions with less experienced attorneys.


Attorney works under the moderate supervision of more experienced attorneys in an effort to build knowledge, skills, and expertise.

Posting may close at any time.


BENEFITS
Tarrant County employees enjoy superior health, retirement, and insurance benefits & 13 County Holidays


For more information, please click on the link below:
http://www.tarrantcounty.com/en/human-resources/employee-benefits.html


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Makes decisions and counsels with clients, victims, or police concerning proceedings in
    court or related forums.
  2. Drafts and files pleadings, answers, motions, briefs, and responses necessary to conduct
    litigation and proceedings in related forums.
  3. Appears in court and forums to select juries, present and cross-examine evidence, make
    legal arguments, and act as an advocate.
  4. Identifies, locates, and prepares witnesses to present testimony effectively in court or
    related forums.
  5. Counsels and advises clients within the bounds of confidentiality, when applicable,
    regarding legal issues, in all phases of litigation and in non-adversarial contexts.
  6. Identifies and prepares non-testimonial forms of evidence for use in court and related
    forums.
  7. Drafts legal instruments and documents with legal implications.
  8. Negotiates with others to settle litigation or other contested matters or to assist in solving
    problems with legal implications.
  9. Conducts and supervises investigations in civil and criminal discovery proceedings.
  10. Develops knowledge, skill, and expertise in applicable areas of law to keep pace with
    current developments.
  11. Strives for experience, knowledge and skills.
  12. Performs all other related duties, as assigned or required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

TO APPLY: Resumes and cover letters should be sent to: [email protected]


Juris Doctorate (JD) degree required.


Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and be a member in good standing of the
State Bar of Texas.


Prior experience in the relevant area of law is essential.


Good working knowledge, understanding and ability to apply the applicable laws, procedures,
case holdings and departmental policies is essential.


Ability to work efficiently and effectively in high-pressure situations.


Possesses analytical ability, be diplomatic and tactful and use good judgment and common
sense.


Possesses proficient verbal and written skills to communicate information and directions to courts, attorneys, investigators, police agencies and citizens.


Attorney is responsible for working in a cooperative manner with support staff and investigators.

Attorney must be computer literate.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT & OTHER REQUIREMENTS

While performing the duties of this position, the attorney is regularly required to walk, sit, stand,
bend, stoop, grasp, lift, reach, pull and push.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.tarrantcounty.com
OR
100 E. Weatherford Suite 301,
Fort Worth, TX 76196-0105