ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY – FELONY

31st District Attorney’s Office – Gray, Hemphill, Lipscomb, Roberts and Wheeler Counties.   Main office in Pampa, Gray County, Texas

Summary

Seeking a qualified prosecutor to fill an available felony prosecutor position. The 31st District includes Gray, Hemphill, Lipscomb, Roberts and Wheeler Counties.  The main office is located in Pampa, Gray County, Texas.  This job requires knowledge of all phases of criminal prosecution and law enforcement procedures, has daily contact with the public, law enforcement and is responsible for trying felony criminal cases and handling all criminal law matters.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and evaluate cases daily. Ensure adequate investigation for cases.
  • Performs legal research and writing.
  • Prepares case for trial (bench and jury); appears in court to select juries, present evidence, and to direct and cross-examine witnesses; makes sound legal  arguments; and acts as an advocate for the State of Texas.
  • Appeals from felony court. This will necessitate ensuring completeness of the trial record (i.e., Clerk’s and Reporter’s Records), reading the appellant’s brief(s) as well as the trial record, and drafting responsive briefs in the courts of appeals, including oral argument.  This appellate responsibility may also include the filing of briefs and conducting oral arguments before the Court of Criminal Appeals, and possibly the United States Supreme Court.
  • Writs of Habeas Corpus. Address post-conviction writs of habeas corpus in the trial courts, conduct hearings thereon, and prepare findings of fact and conclusions of law based on those proceedings. 
  • Responsibilities also include intake of cases, counsel law enforcement officers, pre-trial hearings, bond hearings, and plea negotiations.
  • Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of the law, and answers questions from law enforcement.
  • Confers with supervisors, defense attorneys, investigators, law enforcement officials, victims, witnesses, and other parties within the community concerning assigned cases.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Education And/Or Experience

  • Graduation from an accredited law school.
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas for a minimum of three years and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to work independently while also being a team player while conducting self in a professional manner.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in high–pressure situations.
  • Must have minimum of three years experience in Criminal Law practice.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with law enforcement, victims, investigators, attorneys, other County offices, and the community’s citizens.
  • Ability to think analytically while using good judgment and common sense.
  • Must have basic knowledge of Criminal laws, procedure and rules of evidence.
  • Ability to support and maintain the confidentiality of case information.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to ethical prosecution.

Work Environment

Work is performed indoors in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment. Must be able to lift and move objects weight up to 25 lbs. May remain in stationary position for extended periods. Presentation of case in a courtroom environment. Significant contact with law enforcement, victims, investigators, attorneys, other County offices, and the community’s citizens.

Benefits

The salary range for an Assistant District Attorney is $90,000 to $115,000 per year depending on experience.  A full benefits package from Gray County. This includes paid holidays off, personal leave time, and other benefits in addition to health, life, dental, and vision insurance.

How to Apply

Applicants can mail resume to Franklin McDonough, 31st District Attorney, Attention: Misty Reed, PO Box 1592, Pampa, Texas 79066-1592

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Applicants can email resume to Office Manager, Misty Reed at  [email protected]