Assistant District Attorney – CPS

Employer:  Galveston County Criminal District Attorney’s Office
Location:  Galveston, TX

The Galveston County Criminal District Attorney’s Office has an opening for a CPS prosecutor, effective June 1, 2019.

Major duties include:

Tries cases before jury or Judge.

Performs a variety of complex, independent duties in conjunction with court trials, including performing discovery, evaluating legal theories and principles, performing research, etc.

Ability to staff cases with TDFPS representatives to determine the appropriate course of action, i.e., removal, FBSS, court ordered services, etc.

Participates and assists in pre-trial preparations.

Performs other complex legal functions in a specific, assigned legal area to include family violence and emergency protective orders.

Participates in settlement negotiations (mediations) in CPS cases.

Conducts regular statutory hearings in CPS Cases.

Handling after-hours on-call duties, as assigned.

Able to report regularly for work and be on time.

Performs related duties.


Graduation from an accredited school of law.

Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.

Current membership in the State Bar of Texas.

Starting salary range is $67,926 – $74,977, depending on experience.  Submit resumes and references via email or mail to:

Kevin Petroff
First Assistant Galveston County Criminal District Attorney
600 59th Street, Suite 1001
Galveston, Texas 77551
Email:  kevin.petroff(at)