Border Prosecution Unit Paralegal

The Cameron County District Attorney’s Office is in search of a Border Prosecution Unit Paralegal. General duties are to provide confidential and complex clerical support to the assigned BPU attorneys (i.e. receives calls and visitors, provides general administrative assistance to the attorneys in their preparation for trials and/or contested hearings and at times, attend court hearings.) Entering criminal case submissions into database and preparing cases for grand jury presentation. Organizing and maintain case files; filing motions and notices; assisting with compliance of Michael Morton Act. Maintain attorneys’ calendars including events, trainings, meetings, grant due date, and schedules; confirm dates and times, make meetings arrangements, and attend meetings as requested by attorneys.

Knowledge required of modern office practices and procedures, proper filing and record keeping of criminal justice systems, be familiar with operations of standard office equipment (including not limited to fax machines, copiers and personal computer.) Routine office software (including but not limited to Microsoft word, excel, outlook, power point, as well as Adobe reader and acrobat.) Be experienced with legal terminology and the criminal justice system required language for legal documents such as pleadings, briefs, grand jury, and indictments.

Candidate must be able to complete a criminal background check, communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing. Accomplish the assigned workload in a timely manner, read and understand legal documents and related case materials, establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County Employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations and members of the community.

Minimal experience of two years within criminal justice field preferably directly with prosecutorial process is required. Minimum education is a high school diploma or equivalent; prefer a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related field. 

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and completed Cameron County Employment Application to Ms. Terae Cifuentes, Office Manager, Cameron County District Attorney’s Office via email to  [email protected] or U.S. Mail to 964 E. Harrison St., Brownsville Texas 78520, ATTN Ms. Cifuentes.  Please contact Ms. Cifuentes with any questions you may have at 956-544-0849.

The Cameron County Employment Application may be accessed via this link:http://www.co.cameron.tx.us/HR/HR-Forms/2016-07_01_Employment_Application_Email_Updated.pdf