Hays County

SALARY                                                                                              LOCATION

$25.81 – $38.72 Hourly                                                                     San Marcos, TX

$4,474.00 – $6,711.08 Monthly

$53,688.00 – $80,533.00 Annually

JOB TYPE                                                                                           JOB NUMBER

Full-Time Regular                                                                             202200421

DEPARTMENT                                                                                  OPENING DATE

Criminal District Attorney                                                                07/06/2023


Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, include the responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics listed below. This list of responsibilities is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of law enforcement/ investigative duties for the Criminal District Attorney’s Office.

Individuals in this position serve at the pleasure of the current elected official.


  • Obtains criminal history, criminal conviction, driving, vehicle registration, and various other records.
  • Locates witnesses in order to interview, take statements, or serve with grand jury or trial subpoenas and citations.
  • Transports witnesses to and from court appearances.
  • Briefs attorneys on status of investigations.
  • Works closely with and takes direction from prosecutors.
  • Performs queries using TLETS/NLETS and other research database systems.
  • Investigates, files complaints/affidavits, and makes arrests pursuant to reported criminal offenses.
  • Provides security for state’s witnesses, victims, and prosecutors during court proceedings.
  • Testifies at trials or hearings.
  • Interacts with citizens, attorneys, law enforcement agencies, business professionals, and community leaders on a regular basis.
  • Attends and participates in law enforcement and legal continuing education annually including maintain current certification and licenses.
  • Conducts all aspects of criminal investigations, including but not limited to interviewing suspects and witnesses; collecting, handling, preserving and processing chain of custody evidence; investigating crime scenes, and taking crime scene photos and preparing diagrams.
  • Reads and determines whether to sign and issue criminal complaints.
  • Locates and apprehends criminal suspects and fugitives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience

  • Five years law enforcement or related experience, or any equivalent combination of experience and education.

Other Qualifications, Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Texas driver’s license with an acceptable driving record to operate a county vehicle
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) – Advanced Certificate Preferred
  • Texas Peace Officer’s License
  • TLETS/NLETS certification or ability to obtain certification upon employment
  • Attends and participates in law enforcement and continuing legal education annually including maintaining current certifications and licenses.


Hays County


712 S. Stagecoach Trail, Suite 1063

San Marcos, Texas, 78666