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
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.
• 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.
• 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
• 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]