Assistant District Attorney II – Misdemeanor

Employer: Webb County District Attorney’s Office
Location: Laredo, TX
Webb County District Attorney’s Office has an Assistant District Attorney II Misdemeanor Position opening beginning June 3, 2019.

Summary

Under general direction from the Webb County District Attorney, these positions represent the State in all matters handled by the Webb County District Attorney’s office. These opportunities require enthusiastic, energetic people who want to work in a busy, well respected office; a great, family- oriented community; and to go to trial regularly in a professional manner.

Essential Functions

Essential functions may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. Other duties may be assigned.

Tasks

Screens, files and prosecutes misdemeanor crimes; handles assigned cases from intake through trial; Evaluates cases for filing, or presentation to the grand jury by reviewing police incident and investigative reports, examining physical evidence and crime scenes, interviewing witnesses, surveying criminal histories, directing additional investigation when necessary, and drafting charging instruments; Counsels and discusses cases with probation officers, law enforcement officials, victims and witnesses; Handles all necessary pre-trial matters including plea-bargain/sentencing negotiations and evidentiary/suppression hearings; Prepares cases for trial by issuing subpoenas, preparing witnesses, manufacturing trial exhibits, filing all necessary motions and notices, and generating trial strategies; Tries both jury and bench cases by selecting juries, presenting evidence, cross-examining opposing witnesses and making legal arguments; handle appeals by reviewing court transcripts, assessing all relevant legal issues, conducting legal research, preparing briefs and presenting oral arguments to the appropriate court, if necessary; Provides training for law enforcement agencies and advocate groups, gives lectures to law enforcement, community groups and civic organizations; Responds to citizen inquiries regarding legal issues and current cases.

Qualifications

To perform these jobs successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge of the general principles of criminal case administration and methods of criminal justice practice; Acquire knowledge of Webb County District Attorney’s office regulations, policies and procedures and implement same in their daily living; Acquire knowledge of the general methodologies and practices employed by Webb County law enforcement agencies;

Skill in reviewing and interpreting complex legal issues; Skill in screening and preparing cases for presentation to a grand jury for misdemeanors; Skill in prosecuting misdemeanor cases.

Skill in managing a mixed criminal caseload; Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, other law enforcement agencies and the public; Education and Experience

Assistant District Attorney II Misdemeanor Position- Juris Doctor from an accredited law school and, preferably, two (2) years’ experience in prosecution.

Other Qualifications, Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas; Speaking Spanish is helpful; Knowledge of Windows XP, Word, and Power Point are a must; Excel is an asset

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to talk plainly, hear, and see, to stand for extended periods of time and to lift approximately 40 pounds occasionally.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee usually works in a normal office setting or in a courtroom setting. The employee must interview and prosecute criminals, and is occasionally exposed to health or physical hazards. The employee may “ride along” with various law enforcement agencies for training and education, and may be exposed to health or physical hazards.

Salary

Beginning salary for the misdemeanor position is $68,000 – $71,000 depending on experience.

Webb County District Attorney’s office is a member of TCDRS retirement system. Webb County District Attorney’s office will pay the selected candidates bar dues, dues for approved associations and continuing legal education.

Contact

No phone contact. Please email, fax or mail your resume to: [email protected]
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