The Harris County District Attorney’s Office is currently hiring both experienced and entry level attorneys.
Experienced prosecutors who have handled misdemeanor or felony dockets, and particularly those with significant trial experience, are encouraged to apply. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office offers competitive salaries and opportunities for advancement.
Salaries vary by level of experience:
Felony Chief- $129,854
Felony 2- $101,067
Felony 3- $85,010
Misdemeanor 3- $66,976
We are also seeking entry level attorneys with a passion for public service who want a challenging, rewarding job in which they will become experienced trial lawyers.
The Harris County Assistant District Attorney at a Glance:
The Harris County District Attorney’s Office is one of the largest prosecutors’ offices in the country. Under the leadership of DA Kim Ogg, it is an incubator of innovative prosecutorial approaches. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office is dedicated to making our community safer through evidence-based prosecution and equal justice for all.
The size and diversity of the office provides a professional experience that is unique among district attorneys’ offices around the country. Prosecutors are exposed to a full range of cases, including some of the most complex and cutting edge, and learn from some of the most respected and renowned attorneys in the public sector.
The Harris County District Attorney’s Office hires the best and most committed public servants from a wide range of backgrounds, and is committed to hiring and retaining lawyers who represent the diverse community we serve.
***HCDAO is currently hiring for entry level Misdemeanor 3 positions and more experienced positions including felony prosecutors up to Felony Chief***
Assistant District Attorney – Misdemeanor and Felony Trial Bureau
Duties: Typically first assigned to the Misdemeanor Trial Bureau, where cases of all types are handled from preliminary hearings to jury trials. The progression from the Misdemeanor Trial Bureau into other units is based on the needs of the office and demonstrated ability and work ethic. After an initial period in the Misdemeanor Division, Assistant District Attorneys move on to the Felony Trial Bureau where they handle a range of felony cases, including serious crimes such as aggravated robbery and murder. Assistant District Attorneys may also have the opportunity to work in specialty divisions such as Crimes Against Children, Financial Crimes, Trafficking, and Mental Health.
- Assistant District Attorney represents the State of Texas in criminal proceedings in the Harris County Criminal District Courts and County Criminal Courts at Law. The Assistant District Attorney duties include the following:
- Prepare case files, evidence, documents for court proceedings
- Interview victims and witnesses.
- Analyze assigned cases and prepare the cases for trial.
- Interact with victims, police, and witnesses to make critical decisions to support court proceedings.
- Conduct legal research and prepare motions.
- Present cases, cross examine witnesses, and make arguments in the court.
- Perform administrative tasks in connection with other assigned duties.
Qualification and Experience:
Must have a J.D. from an accredited law school and Texas Bar certification. Should have a demonstrated commitment to public service and a strong academic record. Ideal candidates will also possess a capacity for fairness and empathy, a strong work ethic, an ability to manage a demanding work load, and sound problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Monday through Friday, hours may vary based on the business needs of the office.
Harris County offers a competitive benefits program, including comprehensive group health and related benefits plan as well as defined benefit retirement plan. The following list of benefits is offered only to employees in regular (full-time) positions:
- Life Insurance
- Long-term disability
- Employee Assistance Program
- 10 days of vacation each year for the first five (5) years of service.
- Accrual rates increase based on years of service.
- 10 county holidays plus one (1) floating holiday
- Professional development opportunities
- Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan
- Healthcare Reimbursement Account
- 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
The following benefits are also available to regular (full-time) employment and may be available to part-time employees:
- Retirement pension (TCDRS)
- Transportation Assistance (Metro Ride Sponsor Program)
When Applying Please include:
Law School Transcripts
Apply at: https://app.dao.hctx.net/careers