Assistant District Attorney IV

Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office

Assistant District Attorney IV

Salary: $85,996.00 – $98,682.00 Annually

Location: Edinburg, TX

Job Type: Regular Full-Time

Department: Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney’s Office

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Join the dynamic team at the Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office! We’re on the lookout for passionate individuals to fill various Assistant District Attorney (ADA) positions at Levels II and III. If you’re armed with a Juris Doctorate degree, licensed by the State of Texas, and in good standing with the State Bar, we want you on board! Enjoy an opportunity to obtain courtroom experience, competitive salaries, a plethora of insurance options, a stellar retirement plan (2:1 contribution match!), and generous paid time off. Your career in justice begins here – apply now and be part of something extraordinary! Applicants for Entry level positions (Assistant District Attorney II) must be licensed and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas within the first month of employment. Applicants for Assistant District Attorney III positions must be licensed and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas, with two years of experience in criminal law.

Disclosure: All offers of employment are contingent on a criminal background check qualification.

Insurance: Hidalgo County offers an excellent insurance benefits package which includes a 100% county-paid employee medical and life insurances and also provides access to other insurance products which include dental, vision, critical illness, long term/ short term disability, and cancer insurance.

Wellness Program: Access to employee wellness program offers work life resources, nutritional resources and physical health resources; access to indoor sports complex; discount to various gyms through medical insurance provider.

Retirement: Hidalgo County partners with Texas County & District Retirement System (TCDRS) to offer its employees a unique and exceptional retirement plan that matches two to one (2 dollars for every 1 dollar contributed).

Paid Time Off: Hidalgo County affords various types of paid time off to its employees as warranted. This includes paid annual / vacation days, paid sick days, paid holidays, and various other time off. 12 days of vacation each year for the first five (5) years of service. 12 days of sick leave.

Professional Development Opportunities: Paid Continued Legal Education (CLE) expenses.

Transportation: Shuttle transport service to and from Courthouse building.

General Description:

As an Assistant District Attorney, you’ll dive into challenging civil and criminal cases across different trial levels, appellate courts, and administrative forums. Engage in impactful work while honing your skills under the guidance of experienced attorneys. Elevate your legal career by gaining invaluable knowledge and expertise. Join us in the pursuit of justice!

Examples of Work Performed:

Will make decisions and/or counsels with clients, victims, or police concerning the commencement of proceedings in court or related forums

May also provide written or oral legal advice to individual or governmental clients, and draft legal instruments or other written materials carrying legal implication

Appears in court and/or related forums to select juries, present and cross-examine evidence, make legal arguments, and act as an oral advocate

Drafts and files pleadings, answering motions, briefs and responses necessary to conduct litigation and/or proceedings in related forums

Investigate facts giving rise to legal issues, and bring about solutions to their clients legal problems in a variety of forums

Counsels and advises clients within bounds of confidentiality, when applicable, regarding legal issues in all phases of litigation

Identifies, locates, and prepares witnesses to present testimony effectively in court or related forums

Identifies and prepares non-testimonial forms of evidence for use in court and related forums

Conducts and/or supervises investigations and/or civil and criminal discovery proceedings

Drafts legal instruments and various documents with legal implications

Negotiates with others to settle litigation or other contested matters or to assist in solving problems with legal implications

Develops knowledge and expertise in applicable area of law to keep pace with constant developments and to impart this knowledge and skills to others in various settings

Performs related work as assigned

Education and Experience:

Juris Doctorate (JD) degree
Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas within first month of employment.

Felony courtroom experience as an Assistant District Attorney/ Prosecutor with an emphasis on criminal trial expertise is preferred

Registration, Certification, and Licensure:

Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Texas within first month of employment.

Must have a current valid Texas motor vehicle operator’s license.

Must be able to be insured by the County’s insurance carrier.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to work efficiently and effectively in high-pressure situations.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Able to handle all stressful situations with an even temperament and work effectively with others in achievement of tasks.

Must be computer literate.

Must have knowledge of all applicable laws and procedures

Must have good working knowledge and understanding of penal statutes and code of criminal procedures as well as case holdings and departmental policies.

Agency: Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office

Explore career opportunities in Hidalgo County, a rapidly advancing county in the heart of Texas. Prospective team members can anticipate an outstanding quality of life characterized by favorable weather, cost-effective living, and a diverse range of housing solutions. Strategically positioned at the southernmost tip, Hidalgo County stands as a pivotal hub for business, trade, and cultural interchange. You will have access to public parks, nature trails, sports facilities, and natural sanctuaries. Located in close proximity to South Padre Island and premier fishing locales, this professional environment seamlessly integrates career growth with a rich array of outdoor recreational opportunities. Join us at the forefront of progress and discover a fulfilling professional journey in Hidalgo County.

The county seat is nicely located in Edinburg walking distance from the Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office.

Address: 100 E. Cano Street, Edinburg, Texas 78539

Phone: (956) 292-7604

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