Assistant District Attorney

Job Posting Announcement

Posting Date: June 28, 2022

Closing Date: Until filled

Title: Assistant District Attorney
Employer: 216th Judicial District Attorney’s Office
Salary: $85,000-$100,000 – Commensurate with experience
Location: Gillespie and Kerr Counties

The 216th District Attorney’s Office is seeking an Assistant District Attorney. The 216th DA’s office is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country and is responsible for handling all aspects of felony prosecution in Gillespie and Kerr Counties with the two major cities being Kerrville and Fredericksburg.

To be considered for this position you should meet all of the qualifications and be able to competently handle all duties of the job listed below.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Intake felony cases; determine if evidence warrants criminal charges; confer with law enforcement to review search warrants and affidavits; review offense reports and witness statements. Be on call when needed to assist law enforcement during active investigations.
  • Review felony criminal cases for appropriate disposition/plea offer; present cases to a Grand Jury; prepare indictments; and recommend bonds.
  • Prepare felony criminal cases for trial; interview witnesses and victims; review evidence; visit crime scenes; review pertinent case law; create visual aids; and interview law enforcement officers.
  • Represent the State in all pretrial matters – e.g. hearings on any pretrial motions filed by the defense or State or motions related to bond.
  • Represent the State in plea and sentencing hearings and all aspects of criminal trials — i.e. selecting a jury, making opening statements, questions witnesses, introduces evidence, argues before a judge and/or jury, and delivers closing arguments.
  • Represent the State in modification, adjudication or revocation of probation.
  • Participate in training activities.
  • Report regularly for work and be on time.
  • Be able to exercise sound discretion and judgment.
  • Represent the State in post-conviction proceedings, including writing and preparing reply briefs on direct appeal, pursue State’s appeal when necessary, and writs of habeas corpus.
  • Safely operate motor vehicles and travel within the district is required.
  • Be efficient and proficient with the ability to effectively multi-task and time manage.
  • Perform other related tasks or duties at the direction of the District Attorney and/or other assigned supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of law.
  • Felony or misdemeanor jury trial experience and at least two years actively practicing criminal law in Texas state courts is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the ethical principles of law, the Texas Penal Code, the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, and the Texas Rules of Evidence.
  • Must be in good standing with the State Bar and have a current license to practice law in the State of Texas.
  • Be a self-starter who takes initiative to handle the duties and responsibilities of the job without constant oversight.
  • The applicant should be able to work independently but also have the ability to work well with others in a professional manner, possess a strong work ethic, and is able to follow instructions and take direction when needed.
  • Must be able to pass the Texas CJIS Systems Access Policy.
  • Maintain at all times moral, ethical, and professional conduct in keeping with the high calling of a prosecutor. To apply:

Complete a Kerr County employment application. Applications are available for download at www.co.kerr.tx.us/employment.

Submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample in the form of an appellate brief or other comparable writing sample that demonstrates your legal writing ability.

Submit a list of at least three references from people who can attest to your proficiency in the practice of criminal law or other relevant work as a licensed attorney. Submit all documents to: 216th District Attorney’s Office, Attn: Candice Flores, 402 Clearwater Paseo, STE 400 (Kerr County Sheriff’s Office Annex) Kerrville, Texas 78028 or by email: [email protected]

Other requirements: Job offer is contingent upon passing a criminal background investigation and drug test. By submitting an application you give the 216th District Attorney’s Office permission to conduct a criminal background check, including obtaining a copy of your driving and criminal history from the Texas Department of Public Safety.