Assistant District Attorney – Misdemeanor Position

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. This is an excellent position for those who want to gain trial
experience or desire to begin a career in prosecution.

A misdemeanor position is one of the best ways to begin a legal career. Prosecutors gain a wealth
of experience while surrounded by more seasoned lawyers who can help develop the skills and
talents of new lawyers. Attorneys who begin their careers in the Smith County District Attorney’s
Office have proven record of success even when they venture out into other areas of law.
Our office fosters a positive and collaborative environment where attorneys gain valuable trial
experience. 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.

The Smith County District Attorney’s Office is located in Tyler, TX. Tyler is the largest city in
Northeast Texas, and the Greater Tyler area has a population of 200,000. Tyler boasts a wide
variety of dining options, entertainment, 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.

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 and self-motivated.
Strong work ethic and commitment to ethical prosecution.
Excellent communication and public speaking skills.
Willingness to learn and collaborate.

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

Jennifer Barfield
Office Manager
Smith County District Attorney’s Office
100 N Broadway
4th Floor
Tyler, TX 75702
[email protected]