Attorney II – Criminal

This position will be filled after October 1, 2021.
This position is Grant Funded and employment is contingent on available funding.

Under general direction, prepares and prosecutes cases in court and performs related legal functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs new case intake and screening, including determining type of indictment, gathering evidence, conferring with witnesses, visiting crime scenes, preparing subpoenas and search warrants, and conferring with law enforcement officials.

Conducts legal research using a variety of references and resources.

Prepares for and attends arraignments, pretrial hearings, probable cause hearings, revocation hearings, jury selection, and other proceedings.

Negotiates pleas with defense attorneys; counsels defendants regarding plea options and outcomes.

Prepares and litigates civil and criminal cases; makes non-trial court appearances.
Advises law enforcement officers and County elected and appointed officials on various legal issues.

Responds to inquiries from the public regarding legal matters.

Writes appellate briefs and may argue appeals.

Files for protective orders, as needed.

May assist with grant preparation and reporting.

Attends meetings and training sessions; performs other duties, as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:
Knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, and precedents; knowledge of legal procedures and the methods and practices of pleading cases.
Ability to understand and interpret statutes, constitutional provisions, and administrative regulations; ability to effectively prepare and litigate cases in court; ability to work effectively with members of the legal profession, law enforcement personnel, co-workers and county department representatives, and the public.
Skill in oral and written communication.

Physical Requirements and Work Setting:
Works in a well-lighted, air-conditioned environment; prolonged periods of sitting and periodic walking, standing, bending, and reaching; occasional lifting up to 15 lbs.; visual acuity, hearing ability, and manual dexterity required.

Salary & Benefits:

The starting annual salary for this position is $69,185.74.  Additional salary consideration may be given depending on experience.  Tom Green County also provides benefits, including health, dental, and optional vision insurance, along with participation in the Texas District and County Retirement program.  Membership dues to the state and local bar are paid by the office.

Education and/or Experience Required:
Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited school of law and at least one year of experience as an attorney.

Certificates and Licenses:
License to practice law in the State of Texas.

All interested applicants must apply online on the county website: