Assistant District Attorney

Henderson County

Job Title:                   Assistant District Attorney                                              

Department:             District Attorney    

Position:                    Full Time

FLSA Status:             Exempt                                                                                             

Job Opening:            June 1, 2023

Job Closing:              Open Till Job Filled   

The Henderson County District Attorney’s Office is seeking an Assistant District Attorney.  This office handles only Felony criminal cases. 

            This office is staffed by 7 attorneys including the newly elected District Attorney taking office on January 1st, 2 investigators, an office manager, and support staff.

Responsibilities include all aspects of felony prosecution, including: handling a felony caseload for a District Court, some intake and screening of felony cases, plea negotiations, protective orders, criminal motions practice, witness preparation and victim interaction, law enforcement interaction, trials, and appeals.   The applicant must be licensed to practice law in Texas and in good standing, with a preferred minimum of three years’ experience in criminal law and some trial experience.

The applicant should have a strong work ethic and be able to work well with others.  Additionally, the applicant should have the desire, temperament and ability to try cases before a judge or jury.  There will significant contact with the public, crime victims, and law enforcement.   

The salary ranges between $82,011 to $89,713 per year plus benefits including health insurance with optional dental and vision, and participation in the State District and County Attorney Retirement program.  Additional benefits include coverage of MCLE costs and state and local bar dues.    

The office is located in Athens, Texas approximately 40 minutes from Tyler, Canton and Palestine and one hour from Dallas.

            Resumes, along with references and a cover letter should be addressed as follows:


 Beth Faught, Office Manager                                               

[email protected]                                                

109 W. Corsicana St. Suite 103                                              

Athens, Texas 75751