Assistant District Attorney – Child Abuse and Human Trafficking

Assistant District Attorney (Child Abuse Division/Human Trafficking Program) – District Attorney’s Office

Employer: Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office

Location: Richmond, Texas

The Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office has an immediate opening for a prosecutor in its Child Abuse Division Human Trafficking Investigation and Prosecution Program.  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 experience in cases involving sexual abuse and/or sexual exploitation. The preferred candidate also has experience writing and reviewing digital evidence search warrants.

The Child Abuse Division handles the criminal prosecution of cases involving physical, fatal, and sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children, including Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) cases.  The division also has a specialized program dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking and related cases involving children and adults. The prosecutors in the division who work in the Human Trafficking Investigation and Prosecution Program work with a team of two investigators and a criminal analyst in-house, as well as with investigators throughout the county.  The prosecutors assigned to the division are responsible for intake evaluation, grand jury presentations, and prosecuting, through trial, all cases in the assigned programs within the division.  The prosecutors in the Human Trafficking Investigation and Prosecution Program also write and review digital evidence search warrants and accompanying affidavits, and work with law enforcement officers to plan and execute undercover operations targeting human trafficking activity.  They frequently participate in public speaking engagements and conduct trainings regarding human trafficking issues.

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, with bar dues and CLE 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 Angela Sanford at [email protected]