First Assistant District Attorney

The 119th District Attorney’s Office in San Angelo, Texas, is accepting applications for First Assistant District Attorney.  Our office prosecutes felony criminal cases and juvenile cases.  The 119th District Attorney represents Tom Green, Runnels and Concho Counties.  The 119th District Attorney shares concurrent jurisdiction over Tom Green County with the 51st District Attorney, and both District Attorneys share office space, staff, and prosecutors.   The office is staffed by 11 prosecutors (including both Electeds and their First Assistants), three investigators, an office manager and 15 support staff. 

The First Assistant will report directly to the 119th District Attorney, will assist in supervising and training Assistant District Attorneys, and will manage a substantial felony caseload.

The successful applicant will assist in screening and conducting intake on assigned cases, and will manage an assigned caseload from intake through final resolution, including appeal.  Caseload management will include, in part, investigating and evaluating cases, preparing for and attending pre-trial and trial proceedings, negotiating plea agreements, interviewing witnesses and victims in preparation for trial, and drafting appeals.  The ability to work well with other prosecutors and staff in the office is essential, as is the desire and ability to try cases before a judge or jury. 

The applicant must be licensed to practice law in Texas with at least three years experience in criminal law.  Experience prosecuting sexual assault and/or homicide cases will be given additional consideration.

This salary for this position will depend upon experience and will include benefits, including health, dental, and optional vision insurance, along with participation in the Texas District Attorney Retirement program.  Membership dues to the state and local bar are paid by the office.

Applicants are subject to a background investigation and criminal history check.

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