Assistant Criminal District Attorney

Job Announcement No. DA 20-0005
Salary: $62,500 (negotiable based on experience)
Full Time at the Cass County Criminal District Attorney’s Office

Position Description

Summary Statement of Work Performed:

The Assistant Criminal District Attorney (ADA) will prosecute all felony and misdemeanor cases assigned to the County Court at Law of Cass County, Texas. He/she will be responsible for receiving and reviewing new cases and preparing those cases for filing, either as a misdemeanor or felony. For felony cases, he/she will prepare indictments and present such cases to the grand jury. The ADA will be in charge of all pleadings and correspondence necessary for discovery and trial, or rejection and dismissal of such cases.

In addition to the above primary duties, the ADA shall file and litigate all asset forfeiture cases and will assist law enforcement in the preparation of affidavits regarding such forfeitures. The ADA is also responsible for responding to and litigating all requests for occupational licenses, should they be opposed.

Lastly, the ADA may occasionally be required to fill in for the other attorneys in the office in handling mental commitments, hearings before the JP courts (including class C misdemeanor cases and bond hearings), juvenile cases, and Drug Court.

Position Specifications

Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school
Currently licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas

Personal Job-Related Skills: Position requires a candidate capable of exercising sound legal and personal judgment, excellent analytical, communication, negotiation, and organizational skills.

Licensure, Registry or Certification: As stated above Experience:

  1. Prior Work Experience: Prosecutorial and trial experience a definite plus, but not required.
  2. Technical Training: Should be proficient in MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Physical and Mental Requirements:

The individual should possess a thorough working knowledge of law enforcement and court procedures and practices. Must complete and pass a criminal background check and drug screen.

Salary & Benefits

The salary for the Assistant CDA position is $62,500 (negotiable depending on applicant’s experience)

Benefits provided by the county include:
Paid sick leave and PTO
Health insurance paid by county for the employee
Work cell phone
Travel reimbursement
Competitive retirement package with employer matching State Bar dues paid by employer
CLE and all trainings paid for by employer

Where to Obtain Applications; County Offices > Treasurer
Cass County Treasurer
PO Box 152

2nd Floor, Cass County Law Enforcement & Justice Center
Linden, TX 75563

How to Apply

Send completed application along with resume to:
Courtney Shelton
Cass County Criminal District Attorney

Via email: [email protected] or Fax: (903) 756-3210


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