Under general supervision of the Criminal District Attorney, the purpose of the position is to be responsible for representing the County/State in all Courts. Responsible for assisting the Criminal District Attorney with all aspects of criminal prosecution and/or other responsibilities of the Criminal District Attorney. Persons in this classification perform a variety of complex, technical and professional work in representing the State.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Responsible for representing the State of Texas in Misdemeanor cases heard in all Courts. Handle all aspects of criminal prosecution from intake through completion of the appellate process.
Prepare and evaluate cases daily. Ensure adequate investigation of cases. Apply law to facts. Prepare and present cases to the Grand Jury.
Perform witness interviews, contact victims and law enforcement agency personnel.
Obtain convictions and appropriate punishment according to current law; Uphold convictions when appealed by drafting appellate briefs and arguing at the Court of Appeals.
Research and answer questions submitted by the Criminal District Attorney or the general public.
Assist as assigned with Asset Seizure & Forfeiture, Bond Forfeiture, Mental Commitments, Protective Orders, Truancy, Civil and Environmental cases.
On call 24/7 or on rotational basis for law enforcement
Perform daily jail intake on a weekly rotational basis.
Perform duties as assigned by the Supervising Attorney or Criminal District Attorney. May include assisting with felony, civil, or juvenile matters.
Evaluate all pretrial intervention applications. Make eligibility determinations per office guidelines. Forward qualifying felony applications to felony prosecutor for approval. Review paperwork, negotiate pleas, and enter into agreement for the state before the court. Keep track of pretrial intervention cases and file necessary paperwork depending on program performance. Evaluate all cases for PTI eligibility.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of law. Train others on the law.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university and a Jurisprudence (J.D.) degree are required. The individual should possess a thorough working knowledge of law enforcement and court procedures and practices. One year of experience required.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
The individual must have a Texas Law license; be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas; current on all continuing legal education requirements as required by the State Bar of Texas; and possess and retain a current Texas Driver’s License.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- A thorough knowledge of all phases of criminal prosecution and law enforcement procedures.
- Utilize various advisory and design data and information such as budgets, reports, documents and files.
- Communicate verbally and in writing so as to allow comprehension by receiving party.
- Understand and exchange information with supervisors and co-workers when receiving assignments and instructions.
- Communicate and interact with the general public, departmental customers and various County personnel.
- Follow safe work practices including workplace safety policies and procedures.
- Walk, stand, and sit.
- Exert light physical work in an office environment in a mainly sedentary position
Kendall County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act by providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals and employees with disabilities.
The salary range is $65,000.00 -$75,000.00, depending on experience.
Please email cover letter, resume and completed application to [email protected] or mail to Kendall County Human Resources Department at 201 E San Antonio Ave, Suite 112, Boerne, TX 78006.
The Kendall County application can be found on the Kendall County website by clicking THIS LINK.