Grade:A-09 $8,391 Monthly Salary
Job Type:Full-Time, Regular
Office / Department:Criminal District Attorney’s Office
Civil Service StatusExcluded


Under general direction, performs legal work for Bexar County as a member of the Civil Division of the Office of the Criminal District Attorney and is responsible for any of the following:  preparing and trying civil cases; supervising support staff; representing County as plaintiff or defendant in civil litigation; conducting legal research; drafting and negotiating settlements; advising County officials on employment matters.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Represents Bexar County in a variety of administrative proceedings, including but not limited to Civil Service Commission hearings

Supervises support staff in the operational aspects of preparing pre-trial hearings and cases

Provides assistance and guidance to Attorney I and II’s in preparation of defense and legal strategy

Supervises outside private counsel for defense of certain County litigation matters

Consults with expert witnesses, insurance representatives, Elected/Appointed Officials and/or Department Heads on issues related to litigation

Participates in pre-trial hearings and tries cases in State and Federal courts

Responds to motions and briefs in State and Federal courts

Prepares, reviews and approves legal documents including, but no limited to, trial and appellate petitions, motions, and briefs

Provides both pre- and post-litigation legal advice and counsel to Commissioners Court, Coliseum Advisory Board, all other elected and appointed County officials and County departments and offices

Handles employment disciplinary advisories, civil service appeals, and grievances/arbitrations under the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement

Manages asset forfeiture case-load

Manages civil caseload as lead attorney

Researches statutory and case law

Prepares witnesses for deposition and trial testimony

Evaluates factual legal claims and plots strategies to support defense

Negotiates settlements with parties involved in litigation

Prepares, reviews and approves legal documents

Acts as legal advisor for Commissioners Court, Coliseum Advisory Board and all other County officials

Performs related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence, and seven (7) years of litigation experience in State and Federal court including one year supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Considerable knowledge of the civil and criminal justice systems; considerable knowledge of case law; knowledge of law enforcement operations; knowledge of medical and engineering terminology

Highly skilled in persuasive oral and written advocacy; skill in operating personal computers and other basic office equipment; skilled in developing proficiency in basic and advanced software and programs utilized to manage caseloads and related information; skill in making presentations utilizing technological solutions; skill in supervising employees; skill in legal research; skill in negotiation; skill in making presentations; skill to communicate effectively with hostile, abusive or irrational individuals

Ability to maintain the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct as an attorney representing the State of Texas and Bexar County; ability to supervise support staff in the technical aspects of preparing legal briefs and correspondence to ensure accuracy and professional correctness; ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain professional, effective working relationships with co-workers, County employees, appointed and elected County officials, outside agencies and the general public

Must be licensed to practice in the State of Texas and must be licensed in Federal court

Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation from the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office

Must clear a pre-employment physical and a pre-employment drug screen test

May be required to work more than 40 hours during the workweek


Prior experience in counseling and defending governmental entities or employers in employment/labor proceedings

Working Environment and Physical Demands:

Constantly working in indoor conditions

Occasionally moves items weighing up to 15 pounds

Occasionally moves about the office

Frequently communicates with others; must be able to exchange accurate information

Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery

Positions self to perform essential functions

Must be able to remain in a stationary position

Send your resume to [email protected] for consideration.