Assistant District Attorneys – Misdemeanor and Felony Divisions

The Midland County District Attorney is currently seeking applicants for Assistant District Attorney positions in our Misdemeanor and Felony Divisions.

Salary: The base salary is $92,085.63–$96,689.91

Effective Start Date: effective immediately

The Midland County District Attorney’s office is a mid-sized office with jurisdiction over felony and misdemeanor criminal cases and is staffed by approximately 60 legal professionals, including 25 Assistant District Attorneys. We are located in the economically dynamic Permian Basin of West Texas. The District Attorney’s office is dedicated to representing the State of Texas with integrity, competence, and compassion. This office welcomes Assistant District Attorneys who conduct themselves according to the highest ethical standards, seek justice by developing their skills and abilities to the high level owed to the public we represent, and carry out their assigned duties with due regard for the impact of the criminal justice system on everyone touched by the cases we prosecute and on the community at large. The office prides itself on supporting its prosecutors in achieving these results within a collegial and cooperative workplace in a comfortable, modern, and technologically advanced facility. We strive to promote a positive work/life balance where employees are not expected to sacrifice family fulfillment in order to be effective public servants.

Misdemeanor prosecutors represent the State in primarily misdemeanor and justice of the peace cases. While the attorney is assigned to the misdemeanor division, the prosecutor can also expect to develop skills and gain valuable experience participating in the prosecution of felony cases. Felony attorneys represent the State in all aspects of prosecuting the full range of felony offenses, commensurate with experience and demonstrated ability. Midland County’s very active jury trial dockets mean both positions require an enthusiastic, energetic person that wants to work in a busy, well-respected office as part of a family-oriented community, and to hone trial skills with an eye toward developing as a career prosecutor.

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, or awaiting results from the most recent Texas Bar Exam. We prefer experience in prosecution for misdemeanor applicants, although it is not necessary. Felony applicants should have at least two years of experience in criminal law, with commensurate jury trial experience. Comfort with technology is a definite plus.

Salary
Beginning salary for misdemeanor prosecutors is $92,085.63, and felony prosecutors start at $96,689.91. Salaries may be increased depending upon experience. Health insurance for the employee is provided at this time by the county. Midland County District Attorney’s office is a member of TDCRS retirement system. Midland County District Attorney’s office will pay the selected candidate’s bar dues, dues for approved associations and approved continuing legal education.

Formal job descriptions are available upon request.

Contact
No phone contact, please.
Email, fax or mail your resume to:
Tim Flathers
First Assistant District Attorney
500 N. Loraine, Suite 200
Midland, Texas 79701
Fax: 432-688-4938
[email protected]