The Midland County District Attorney is currently seeking applicants for an Assistant District Attorney position in our Juvenile Division.
Salary: The base salary is $96,689.91
Effective Start Date: effective immediately
The Midland County District Attorney’s office is a mid-sized office with jurisdiction over felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, as well as juvenile prosecutions, and is staffed by approximately 60 legal professionals, including 25 Assistant District Attorneys. We are located in the economically dynamic Permian Basin of West Texas. The District Attorney’s office is dedicated to representing the State of Texas with integrity, competence, and compassion. This office welcomes Assistant District Attorneys who conduct themselves according to the highest ethical standards, seek justice by developing their skills and abilities to the high level owed to the public we represent, and carry out their assigned duties with due regard for the impact of the criminal justice system on everyone touched by the cases we prosecute and on the community at large. The office prides itself on supporting its prosecutors in achieving these results within a collegial and cooperative workplace in a comfortable, modern, and technologically advanced facility. We strive to promote a positive work/life balance where employees are not expected to sacrifice family fulfillment in order to be effective public servants.
The Juvenile Division represents the State in misdemeanor and felony prosecutions of juvenile offenders before the Midland County Juvenile Court, handling cases from intake through appeal. Prosecutors assigned to the juvenile division can also expect to participate in seeking protective orders for victims of family violence and to assist prosecutors in the criminal courts with misdemeanor and felony criminal cases. Midland County’s very active jury trial dockets mean this position requires an enthusiastic, energetic person that wants to work in a busy, well-respected office as part of a family-oriented community, and to hone trial skills with an eye toward developing as a career prosecutor.
Qualifications, Education, and Experience
A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school. Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas, or awaiting results from the most recent Texas Bar Exam. Prior experience in criminal prosecution, juvenile justice, or civil litigation is preferred but not necessary. Comfort with technology is a definite plus.
Beginning salary for a juvenile prosecutor is $96,689.91. Salary may be increased depending upon experience. Health insurance for the employee is provided at this time by the county. Midland County District Attorney’s office is a member of TDCRS retirement system. Midland County District Attorney’s office will pay the selected candidate’s bar dues, dues for approved associations, and approved continuing legal education.
Formal job description is available upon request.
No phone contact, please.
Email, fax or mail your resume to:
First Assistant District Attorney
500 N. Loraine, Suite 200
Midland, Texas 79701