Collin County is seeking candidates for the position of Felony Prosecutor for the District Attorney’s Office under the Adult Mental Health Court Grant. Typically, a Felony Prosecutor assists in management of daily docket maintenance by processing pleas and plea negotiations, handling routine pretrial court appearances, managing court calendar, preparing for and conducting writ hearings, filing and responding to oral and written court motions. Prepares for and conducts trial procedures by presenting and defending motions to suppress and respond to discovery requests, conducting various pretrial hearings, interviewing witnesses, organizing case file for trial, conducting scene investigations, preparing trial exhibits, reviewing evidence, preparing presentations, conducting contested revocation proceedings, and tries felony criminal cases to verdict. Performs all ancillary tasks. Work is performed under the direction of the Chief Felony Prosecutor and the 1st Assistant District Attorney.
Since this particular position is grant funded through the Adult Mental Health Court Grant FY2023, this particular position will have additional responsibilities. This position will:
- Be responsible for determining eligibility for defendants referred to the program.
- Obtain criminal histories, participate in team meetings and attend non-adversarial court proceedings.
- Develop efficient methods of conducts legal screens for potential participants, assure stringency of the program, actively demand participant accountability and assist in creating and executing all participant waivers and contracts.
- Ensure community safety by maintaining eligibility standards while participating in a non-adversarial environment which focuses on the benefits of therapeutic outcomes.
- Participate fully as a MHDP team member, committing himself or herself to the program mission and goals and work as a full partner to ensure their success.
- Advocate for effective incentives and sanctions for program compliance and lack thereof.
- Monitor offender progress to define parameters of behavior that allow continued program participation and suggest effective incentives and sanctions for program compliance.
- Be knowledgably about addiction, mental health, and pharmacology, and apply that knowledge to respond to compliance in a therapeutically appropriate manner.
- Be knowledgeable of gender, age and cultural issues that may impact the offender’s success.
- Contribute to the team’s efforts in community education and local resource acquisition.
- Contribute to education of peers, colleagues, and judiciary in the efficacy of Mental Health Court.
Candidates must have specialized knowledge in a professional or technical field, normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor’s degree. A Doctorate of Jurisprudence and licensing by the State of Texas to practice law are required. Must have at least 2 years of prior experience handling criminal cases, preferably involving mental health issues and in Collin County.
Workplace and Benefits
Collin County offers a fast-paced working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long and short term disability. Retirement benefits have an excellent employer match.
Starting Salary: $89,023 per year
You must submit a completed application to be considered for employment. Attaching a resume is not considered an acceptable substitute for a completed application.