SALARY: $35.27 Hourly
DEPARTMENT: Nueces County District Attorney
OPENING DATE: 05/07/2020
CLOSING DATE: 05/25/2020 11:59 p.m.
|Screens and charges various cases (including complex or sensitive cases and/or cases involving major crimes) for which the District Attorney’s Office has responsibility; and/or prepares investigates and litigates various cases filed with the District Attorney’s Office, including cases involving major crimes.|
|ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:|
approval for presentation to the Grand Jury felony criminal cases presented
to the District Attorney’s Office from all Constables, Police Departments and
other Law Enforcement agencies in Nueces County.
Presents all of the
above cases to the Nueces County Grand Jury.
Reads and reviews
100 to 150 criminal cases to determine if they are legally suitable for
officers from all agencies in Nueces County and some from outside Nueces
County on the extent and quality of their criminal investigation.
Drafts and prepares
legal criminal indictments for all felonies presented to the Nueces County
Does legal research
on abnormal and unusual criminal situations that arise frequently.
understands all current reported criminal cases in legal texts to keep
current on law changes.
crime scenes to determine if evidence is legally sufficient.
At least one day a
week, presents criminal cases to the Grand Jury.
before the Grand Jury.
and witnesses appearing before the Grand Jury as an investigative tool in
criminal cases at the direction of the Grand Jury.
recommends bond amounts for all criminal cases presented.
Approves or rejects
requests for arrest warrants from all peace officers.
appearances for jailed prisoners in various district courts and in county
appearances, discusses with District Judges the recommended bond amounts and
the quality of the state’s criminal case.
supervisor, defense attorneys, investigators, law enforcement officials,
victims, witnesses and other parties concerning assigned cases.
correspondence from persons making inquiry to or requesting information from
defense attorneys and victims regarding pleas.
May draft final
orders, temporary orders, motions during pendency, motions to modify further
temporary orders, motions to appoint attorneys, motions regarding service of
process, or other court documents applicable to prosecution of assigned
Performs such other
duties as may be assigned.|
Other duties may be assigned.
|EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:|
|J.D. or L.L.B. degree from an accredited law school and preferably four years of work experience as an attorney, preferably criminal; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.|
|KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:|
|CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: License from the Texas State Bar to practice law in the State of Texas. Texas Operator’s Drivers License. Attorneys use their own private vehicle and not a county car. OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be extremely familiar with the Texas Penal Code and Texas Code of Criminal Procedures. Must know legal elements of all felonies from capital murder to theft. Thorough knowledge of all judicial principles and of criminal and civil law and procedures, including constitutional as well as statutory law. Ability to analyze and appraise facts, procedures and legal precedents affecting complex court cases in area of specialty. Ability to present facts and precedents effectively in court and in writing in complex cases. Familiarity with general investigative techniques. Ability to direct others in law-related matters. Ability to conduct complex legal research and to apply negotiating skills. Ability to try major cases, including managing relationships with the public and the media. Organizational skills which enable employee to handle large caseload in an efficient manner. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other county employees and officials, court personnel, other attorneys and the general public.|
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: |
901 LEOPARD STREET
Corpus Christi, TX 78401