|Assistant District Attorney – Felony Attorney I – 2126-3520|
|SALARY:||$33.60 – $33.60 Hourly|
|DEPARTMENT:||NUECES COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY|
|CLOSING DATE:||07/07/22 11:59 PM|
|$69,888.00 – is the Annual Salary for this position.|
Screens and charges various cases presented in the District Attorney’s Office and/or prepares, investigates and litigates various cases for which the District Attorney’s Office has responsibility.
|ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:|
|Include the following:|
Performs legal research necessary for felony or misdemeanor criminal prosecutions.
Screens and reviews simple cases to determine the legal and factual sufficiency of the case, or analyzes charging instruments.
May receive assistance on more complex cases.
Conducts investigations and negotiations to determine recommendations for court or non-court action.
Prepares for and appears at pretrial hearings.
Prepares cases for trial, researches and briefs areas of the law specifically related to the case(s) and to any potential appeal, and assures the issuance or creation of related legal documents including subpoenas, motions, writs, warrants and other documents.
Confers with supervisor, trial chief, defense attorneys, investigators, law enforcement officials, victims, witnesses and other parties concerning assigned cases.
Responds to correspondence from persons making inquiry to or requesting information from the department.
Negotiates with defense attorneys and victims regarding pleas.
Prosecutes cases before appropriate court and/or jury.
Advises law enforcement officials on legal issues and policy concerning prosecution of case(s).Assists clerical and legal secretarial staff as needed.
May prepare indictments for and present cases to the Grand Jury.
Files motions or defaults in bond forfeiture cases.
May handle property forfeiture suits.
May compile statistical reports and/or utilize the computer to process, retrieve and disseminate information.
Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
|EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:|
|J.D. or L.L.B. degree from an accredited law school and a minimum of one year of experience as an attorney (two years preferred).|
|KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:|
|CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: License from the Texas State Bar to practice law in the State of Texas.|
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of judicial principles and of criminal law and procedures, including case law, constitutional law, and statutory law. Ability to analyze and appraise facts, procedures and legal precedents affecting court cases in area of specialty.
Ability to present facts and precedents effectively in court and in writing and to direct others in law-related matters. Ability to develop and perform effective research.
Excellent negotiating skills.
Ability to operate a computer to process and retrieve data and information.
Organizational skills which enable employee to handle large caseload in an efficient manner.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other county employees and officials, court personnel, other attorneys and the general public.
Knowledge of Texas Rules of Evidence, Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure, the Texas and Federal Constitutions, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Texas Penal Code, Texas Family Code and public law.
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