Assistant District Attorney (Mental Health Division)

Assistant District Attorney (Mental Health Division) – District Attorney’s Office

Employer: Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office

Location: Richmond, Texas

 
The Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office has an immediate opening for a prosecutor in its mental health division.  Applicants should be Texas licensed attorneys in good standing with at least 3 years of job-related experience, and should possess a thorough working knowledge of criminal prosecution and court procedure.  The ideal candidate for this position has extensive felony trial experience, including experience in cases involving competency and sanity related issues.

The Mental Health Division handles the criminal prosecution of offenders with mental illness or intellectual disability utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach in the misdemeanor and felony mental health courts.  The prosecutors assigned to the division are responsible for screening all referrals to the mental health courts, grand jury presentations, and prosecuting, through trial, mental health cases in all courts.  In addition, the mental health court prosecutors assist the other divisions in the office to prepare for trial, conduct hearings, and file motions where competency and sanity are at issue, or when civil commitment is warranted.   

Fort Bend County is one of the most diverse counties in the nation and is only thirty minutes from downtown Houston.  The annual salary for this position starts at $86,338.80.  Bar dues and CLE are paid for by the office.  Relevant Texas Board of Legal Specialization certifications allow for additional compensation of $5,000 annually.

Offers are subject to an application/interview process, background check, and drug test.  Not all applicants will be interviewed.  Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to Angela Sanford at [email protected]