Assistant District Attorney – Juvenile

Employer:  Galveston County Criminal District Attorney’s Office

Location:  Galveston, TX

The Galveston County Criminal District Attorney’s Office has an opening for a prosecutor in its Juvenile Division effective January 18th, 2022.

Major duties include:

  • Tries cases before jury or Judge.
  • Performs a variety of complex, independent duties in conjunction with court trials, including performing discovery, evaluating legal theories and principles, performing research, etc.
  • Offers pleas to juvenile respondents on juvenile matters.
  • Screens cases; reads offense reports to determine if a crime has been committed and prepares narrative for the charging information.
  • Advises law enforcement as to the proper procedure in juvenile matters.
  • Coordinates with the Juvenile Probation Department in reviewing and filing Original Petitions and Motions to Revoke.
  • Enters pleas before the Judge and/or Juvenile Referee.
  • Participates and assists in pre-trial preparations.
  • Performs other complex legal functions in a specific, assigned legal area to include misdemeanors, felonies, protective orders, child in need of supervision.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Comprehensive knowledge of the purposes, principles, terminology, and practices employed in family, civil,  and criminal law, the legal system, and the judicial process.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the ethical principles of law.
  • Graduation from an accredited school of law.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Current membership in the State Bar of Texas.

Starting salary is $68,369 – $77,000, depending on experience.

Submit resumes and references via email or mail to:

Kevin Petroff

First Assistant

600 59th Street, Suite 1001

Galveston, Texas 77551

Email:  kevin.petroff(at)