County Attorney III – CPS



The Ector County Attorney’s Office is in need of an Attorney Ill. The County Attorney Ill will be under the supervision of the County Attorney, and will be assigned to the Child Protective Services’ Division within the Office.

PRIMARY DUTIES: The County Attorney Ill will interact routinely with the Department of Family and Protective Services, including investigators, caseworkers, program directors/administrators, and regional attorneys, along with courtroom staff, law enforcement, opposing counsel, and child advocates, in the preparation and management of cases concerning child abuse and/or neglect.

The County Attorney Ill will be responsible for reviewing, advising, and interpreting legal issues, while ensuring that all decisions are in compliance with both the Texas Family Code and Department Policy. The County Attorney Ill will also be responsible for providing Department staff with legal opinions after reviewing the evidence, applicable law, and consulting with agency staff.

The work will include case preparation, alternative dispute resolution, and litigation, while providing agency representation in every child protective case that arises in Ector County, Texas, from inception until final disposition.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a Juris Doctorate Degree or equivalent degree from an accredited law school with a license to practice law in Texas, be in good standing with the State Bar of Texas and possess a valid Texas Driver’s License with an insurable driving record.

A background investigation of each applicant, including review of any criminal history information, may be conducted.

SALARY: Depending on experience (DOE) plus excellent benefits; work days & hours: Monday – Friday; 8:00am to 5:00pm; occasional after hours depending on court hearings

DEADLINE: Until sufficient applications have been submitted for consideration

Please apply in the Human Resources Department at the Ector County Annex Building 1010 E. 8th Street, Room 126, Odessa, Texas or on the Ector County Website. Ector County does not discriminate on the bases of race, color national origin, sex religion, age and disability in employment or the provision of services.