Assistant District Attorney – BPU Group Supervisor

This position is open until filled; but first round of interviews will be the 14th to 18th of August, with start date of September 5th

Salary: $150,000 plus county benefits including insurance, retirement, and paid leave

JOB SUMMARY:

The 63rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office has multiple openings for BPU Group Supervisors for Val Verde, Kinney, and Terrell Counties for prosecution of felony crimes with a nexus to the TexasMexico border. This is a two-year grant; therefore, this position is a two-year term position, with the possibility of extension at each grant cycle.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

• Coordinate and schedule dockets, grand juries, and trials for at least one felony prosecution team.

• Handle border-related felony cases at all stages, from pretrial investigation and bond or writ questions to Grand Jury, motions, jury and non-jury trials, appeals, and revocations.

• Coordinate and manage and timely produce all documentation required for the BPU grant— includes hourly timesheets, purchasing, and other detailed items.

• Liaison with the other departments required for team work for properly documenting and spending BPU funds—purchasing, auditor’s office, Governor’s Office, BPU colleagues, etc.

• Prepare and manage training for local law enforcement.

• Train, coordinate, and evaluate attorneys’ ability to do the following:

o Perform and analyze legal research.

o Answer law enforcement questions and remain available by phone or in person for these discussions.

o Respond to correspondence from courts, defense attorneys, and county officials. o Review search and arrest warrants.

o Assist and develop clerical staff as necessary. o Compile statistical reports using computer software.

• Be present at designated place of work from at least 8 to 5, but this work will require more hours on a regular basis. Remote work is an option, depending upon circumstances and job experience / references.

• Remain available on an on-call basis 24/7, except during pre-designated and approved vacation or sick leave.

• Attend BPU conferences and maintain CLE hours.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• J.D. or L.L.B degree from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in Texas.

• Current and valid driver’s license—travel REQUIRED.

• Minimum 8 years of experience in prosecution or criminal defense work.

• Multiple felony trials—bench and jury and appellate experience.

• Presentation of Training or Conference Speaker to LEAs or prosecutors or publication, or similar     experience in public speaking and formal writing

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Trial division leadership & experience successfully managing large dockets with multiple prosecutors to supervise

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

• Ability to develop as needed and conform to policies and priorities designated by the 63rd DA’s Office.

• Ability to follow, when necessary, lead when needed, and professional maturity to know the difference. • Proficiency in case management and data collection software, and ability to train new prosecutors.

• Communication in difficult situations with supervisors and supervisees, judges, and all who encounter the DA’s office.

HOURS OF WORK:

• Generally, 8 to 5 but current case load and travel over 3 counties will realistically require more hours on a regular basis.

Requirements to Apply:  Log in to “Work in Texas” from your home city to register with the Texas Workforce Commission. TWC will issue a referral to you which in turn will be sent to HR department in Val Verde County ([email protected]) who will then send you an application. Call (830)774- 7543 for instructions. You can submit your cover letter and resume to Juanita Barrera, HR Director at [email protected]