Assistant District Attorney – Misdemeanor

The Smith County District Attorney’s Office is seeking applications for a full time misdemeanor prosecutor position.  The selected candidate will handle all aspects of misdemeanor prosecution including case intake, bond hearings, plea negotiations, trial preparation, jury/bench trials, and probation revocation hearings.  The candidate will also be responsible for handling trials in Justice of the Peace Courts.

Our office fosters a positive and collaborative environment where attorneys gain valuable trial experience in a fast-paced environment.  The misdemeanor division is composed of six prosecutors supported by a Chief with significant experience.  Misdemeanor prosecutors also receive exposure to felony cases through our mentoring program.  We work closely with law enforcement to ensure that justice is done while helping to improve our community.  This is an excellent position for those who want to gain trial experience or desire to begin a career in prosecution.

The Smith County District Attorney’s Office is located in Tyler, TX.  Tyler is the largest city in Northeast Texas, and the Greater Tyler metropolitan area has a population of 200,000. Tyler boasts a wide variety of dining options, breweries, wineries, and excellent outdoor activities.  Tyler is also an hour and a half from Dallas and two hours from Shreveport.  With a low cost of living and a community that supports local law enforcement, Smith County is an excellent place to live and work.         

Starting salary range is from $71,026 to $80,603.  Benefits include a generous county retirement plan, healthcare, bar dues, and CLE. There are no appellate duties associated with this position.


Juris Doctorate from an accredited Law School.

Licensed to practice law or awaiting bar results in the State of Texas and in good standing with the State.

A desire to try jury trials.

Organized with the ability to manage a large trial docket.

Strong work ethic and commitment to ethical prosecution.

Excellent communication skills.

Interested applicants should complete the attached application with a cover letter and submit it to the address below:

Submit Applications to:

Jennifer Barfield, Office Manager

Smith County District Attorney’s Office

100 N Broadway, 4th Floor

Tyler, TX 75702

[email protected]