Assistant Criminal District Attorney – Felony

Employer:  Galveston County Criminal District Attorney’s Office
Location:  Galveston, TX

The Galveston County Criminal District Attorney’s Office has an opening for a felony level Assistant Criminal District Attorney effective January 20th, 2021.

Major duties include:

  • Intakes felony cases; responds to crime scenes; determines if evidence warrants criminal charges; confers with police departments to review search warrants and affidavits; reviews offense reports and witness statements; prepares charge instruments.
  • Prepares felony criminal cases for trial; interviews witnesses and victims; reviews evidence; visits crime scenes; prepares jury trials; reviews pertinent case law; creates visual aids; interviews police officers.
  • Represents the State in felony criminal trials; selects juries, makes opening statements, questions witnesses, introduces evidence, argues before a judge and jury, and delivers closing arguments.
  • Reviews felony criminal cases for appropriate disposition; presents cases to Grand Jury; prepares indictments; recommends bonds.
  • Participates in community outreach activities and represents the office to civic organizations.
  • Coordinates with community supervision officers with regards to the appropriate terms and conditions of probation, progress of probationers, and issues in regards to revocation, modification, or adjudication of probation.
  • Participates in training activities.
  • Able to report regularly for work and be on time.
  • Performs related duties.

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of law.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with three years experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the ethical principles of law.
  • Current membership in the State Bar of Texas.

Salary starts at $75,337.

Submit resumes and references via email or mail to:
Kevin Petroff
First Assistant Criminal District Attorney
600 59th Street, Suite 1001
Galveston, Texas 77551
Email:  kevin.petroff(at)co.galveston.tx.us