Assistant District Attorney – Felony

LOCATION:               Criminal District Attorney’s Office

Wichita County Courthouse

SUPERVISORS:        Criminal District Attorney/First Assistant District Attorney/District Court Chief

 HOURS:                     8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday (Additional hours may be required.)

SALARY:                    $63,203.00 – $78,529.00 (Plus County Benefits)

POSTING DATE:     December 20, 2021

CLOSING DATE:     Open Until Filled

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Serves as Assistant District Attorney – Felony in the Wichita County Criminal District Attorney’s Office.

  ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Reviews and processes the case packet for each criminal case filed by a police agency and initiates prosecution where appropriate.
  • Attends docket calls, conducts plea bargain negotiations, is well prepared on assigned cases, makes decisions promptly and keeps abreast of the law.
  • Must be of extremely high integrity and have a professional demeanor.
  • Demonstrates proper respect to the court at all times.
  • Reviews assigned cases, supervises secretaries in preparation of paperwork, checks all pleadings for accuracy, and makes timely issue of applications for subpoenas.  Prepares and files motions promptly and accurately.
  • Must be available for consultations with court personnel, victims, witnesses, defendants, defense attorneys and other criminal justice personnel.
  • Is responsible for all cases in his/her charge.
  • Prepares cases for jury or bench trials including pretrial motions, orders, interviewing witnesses, preparing trial notebooks and jury charges.
  • Competently tries cases before a jury or a judge.
  • Properly completes all papers including statements of fact for defendants sentenced to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice system.
  • Complies with the enforcement of the rules, regulations and policies of the District Attorney’s Office and the oral and written directives of his/her supervisors and the Texas Code of Professional Responsibility.
  • Performs all other job-related duties as assigned.

  MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be a graduate of an A.B.A. accredited law school.
  • Must have a license to practice law in the State of Texas and be in good standing with the State and local bar associations.
  • Must have a minimum of three years experience in criminal law practice.
  • Must have a basic knowledge of criminal law, procedure and criminal rules of evidence.
  • Must be of extremely high integrity and professional demeanor.
  • Must have knowledge of the principles and methods of legal research.
  • Must have the ability to analyze facts and case precedents and present them effectively in court.
  • Must be able to conduct self in a professional manner and develop and maintain good working relationships with visitors, clients, co-workers, attorneys, judges and County officials.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical exam and drug test paid by Wichita County.
  • Must be able to pass a thorough background investigation conducted by Wichita County.

  CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Must be able to occasionally lift and move loads weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Regular attendance and punctuality are mandatory.
  • Must be dependable and of good moral character.
  • Wichita County and the Criminal District Attorney’s Office is a non-smoking environment.

►  APPLY TO:

To be considered for employment, please complete the Employment Application found on the Wichita County Human Resources website at http://www.co.wichita.tx.us/Human_Resources/.  Please submit your completed Wichita County Employment Application, cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample to:

Office of the Criminal District Attorney

Wichita County, Texas

ATTN: LaDonna Bedford

900 7th Street, Suite 352

Wichita Falls, Texas 76301

Or email to: [email protected]