Assistant District Attorney

Assistant District Attorney (Public Integrity Division) – District Attorney’s Office

Employer: Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office

Location: Richmond, Texas

The Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office is seeking a felony prosecutor for its Public Integrity Division, grant-funded through 2024.  Applicants should be Texas licensed attorneys in good standing with at least 3 years of job-related experience, and should possess a thorough working knowledge of criminal prosecution and court procedure.  The ideal candidate for this position has extensive felony trial experience, including complex financial crimes case work.

The Public Integrity Division handles the investigation and prosecution of allegations of wrongdoing by public servants and government officials.  Relevant charges may be filed in county and district courts.  The attorney will most often interact with our Public Integrity Chief Prosecutor, Public Integrity Investigator, Certified Fraud Analyst, and occasionally the Texas Rangers and other law enforcement agencies.  The Public Integrity Division prosecutes vertically:  presenting all charges to the grand jury for consideration and other cases involving allegations of misconduct where the evidence meets the threshold of probable cause.  Cases resulting in an indictment will be handled through the discovery, plea negotiation, and trial process including appeal.  Strong case evaluation, writing, and communication skills will be required as well as proficiency to provide education to grand jurors, law enforcement, and community members.

Fort Bend County is one of the most diverse counties in the nation and is only thirty minutes from downtown Houston.  The annual salary for this position starts at $86,338.80.  Bar dues and CLE are paid for by the office.  Relevant Texas Board of Legal Specialization certifications allow for additional compensation of $5,000 annually.

Offers are subject to an application/interview process, background check, and drug test.  Not all applicants will be interviewed.  Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to Sunni Mitchell at [email protected] at their earliest convenience.