Assistant District Attorney – Misdemeanor Division Chief

This position consists of supervising and working closely with prosecutors handling misdemeanor criminal cases.  The Misdemeanor Division Chief will be expected to train and supervise a team of approximately six misdemeanor prosecutors, and will also be expected to occasionally try both misdemeanor and felony cases to juries as needed.

The McLennan County District Attorney’s Office operates under a team-oriented philosophy.  Thus, the Misdemeanor Division Chief will work closely with senior prosecutors within the office in providing training and practical opportunities for the office’s misdemeanor attorneys.  

The McLennan County District Attorney’s Office is a mid-sized office of approximately 30 lawyers with jurisdiction over both felony and misdemeanor criminal matters, as well as CPS and juvenile cases.  McLennan County’s active trial dockets allow prosecutors the opportunity to quickly gain extensive courtroom experience.  Additionally, the newly-elected District Attorney, as well as the office’s senior staff, are all experienced trial lawyers who emphasize training and teamwork, and are seeking to build a culture of excellence in a young and energetic office.


Salary for the Misd. Division Chief will be $100,000 – $109.672, depending on experience. 


Health insurance is offered through McLennan County.

McLennan County is a member of the TCDRS retirement system.

The McLennan County District Attorney’s Office pays prosecutors’ bar dues, dues for approved associations, and costs of approved continuing legal education.

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.  A minimum of five years’ prosecution experience required. 


Waco is a vibrant community which is home to Baylor University and the world-famous Magnolia Market.  Waco is located on I-35 in central Texas and is approximately 90 minutes from both Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin.


Email your resume to:

Ryan Calvert

First Assistant District Attorney

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