Misdemeanor Prosecutor

Job Title:Misdemeanor Prosecutor
Grade:A-06 ($6,661.00) Monthly
Job Type:Full Time, Regular
Office/Dept:Criminal District Attorney’s Office
Civil Service Status:Excluded


Under direction, is responsible for determining case or appeal merit; ascertains facts; develops case plan; represents the State in legal actions; and performs related duties as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews cases or appeals for legal sufficiency, requests investigations and drafts the required documents for legal disposition
  • Prosecutes civil and criminal cases and litigates appeals
  • Contacts victims, witnesses, defense attorneys, investigators and law enforcement personnel regarding restitution, plea bargains and punishment issues
  • Researches statutes and case law issues
  • Performs computer assisted research regarding criminal history and case status
  • Examines felony and misdemeanor video, file and medical evidence
  • Organizes pre-hearing and trial dockets requiring witness appearance coordination and negotiating plea bargains
  • Dictates and edits legal documents prepared by the clerical and paralegal staff
  • May supervise Misdemeanor Prosecutors, Paralegals, Advocates, Interns, and office support staff
  • Performs related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited Law School with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence and licensed to practice law in the State of Texas
  • Knowledge of civil and criminal prosecution procedures and techniques; knowledge of plea bargaining and negotiation
  • Technological Skills – ability to operate personal computers, develop proficiency in basic and advanced software and programs utilized to manage caseloads and related information;  ability to operate basic office equipment
  • Interpersonal Skills –  ability to establish and maintain professional, effective working relationships with co-workers, County employees, attorneys, law enforcement officers and the general public in routine and highly stressful situations; ability to develop effective and persuasive oral advocacy skills
  • Ability to maintain the highest ethical and professional standards expected of an attorney representing the State of Texas; ability to organize and present facts and supporting logic; ability to ascertain factual information from conflicting or purposely inaccurate data; ability to communicate professionally and effectively with hostile, abusive or irrational individuals; ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation and clearance from the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office
  • Must clear a pre-employment physical 
  • May be required to work more than 40 hours during the workweek

Email resume and cover letter to:  [email protected]