Assistant 286th Judicial District Attorney:
Hockley County and Cochran County; Primary office in Levelland, Texas
Essential Duties And Responsibilities: Include the following: Screens and reviews felony cases, including complex or sensitive cases, to determine the legal and factual sufficiency of the case and directs the gathering of additional information. Draft charging instruments and complete intake on felony cases. Confers with District Attorney, defense attorneys, investigators, law enforcement officials, probation authorities, victims, witnesses and other parties concerning cases. Reads briefs and records of trials, legal analysis and legal research to keep abreast of law in relevant areas. Conducts investigations and negotiations to determine recommendations for court action. Prepares and tries felony cases in District Court. Researches and briefs areas of the law specifically related to cases and to any potential appeal. Negotiates with defense attorneys and confers with victims regarding pleas. Assures the issuance or creation of related legal documents including subpoenas, motions, writs, warrants, and other related documents. Responds to correspondence from persons making inquiry to or requesting information from the department. Assists clerical and legal secretarial staff, victim assistance coordinators, and investigators as needed. Utilizes the computer to process, retrieve, and disseminate information. Interviews witnesses and victims and prepares them for trial. May write appellate briefs. Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Assigns and reviews work of Legal Secretaries and Paralegals. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with county policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; and resolving problems.
Education: J.D. or L.L.B. degree from an accredited law school and preferably three years of work experience as an attorney, preferably criminal.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: License from the Texas State Bar to practice law in the State of Texas.
Other Skills And Abilities: Must be extremely familiar with the Texas Penal Code, Rules of Evidence, and Code of Criminal Procedure. Must know legal elements of all felonies from capital murder to theft. Thorough knowledge of all judicial principles and of criminal law and procedure as well as constitutional and statutory law. Ability to analyze and appraise facts, procedures and legal precedents affecting complex court cases. Ability to present facts and precedents effectively in court and in writing. Familiarity with general investigative techniques. Ability to conduct complex legal research and to effective negotiating skills. 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.
Salary: Estimated $69,735.00 with a full benefits package in the approximate amount of $30,000.00
HOCKLEY COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, CREED, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, GENDER, RELIGION, OR DISABILITY.
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