Misdemeanor Prosecutor

Description:  The Criminal District Attorney’s Office in Navarro County has an opening for a Misdemeanor Prosecutor.  Primary responsibilities will be the prosecution of Class A, B, and C misdemeanors, as well as assist the felony prosecutors as needed.  

Essential Duties:

Reviews Misdemeanor case facts for legal sufficiency; drafts motions and prepares legal documents.

Researches criminal statutes and case law in course of representing the State on cases in court.

Examines video, written reports & statements, and physical case evidence to prepare cases for presentation and disposition in court.

Confers with defense attorneys regarding case information and defendant pleadings.

Confers with law enforcement agencies regarding case investigations and trial preparation.

Confers with witnesses regarding case preparation and testimony.

Must be willing to take cases to trial in court before juries or the judge.  Represents the State of Texas in all legal actions on cases to which assigned.

Edits legal documents prepared by support staff.

Independent judgment is required to fully understand and interpret time sensitive materials and issues presented for review to the District Attorney’s Office.

Must have diplomacy skills as position requires the individual to have frequent contact with the general public, crime victims, law enforcement agencies, defense attorneys, other Navarro County Departments, and outside organizations.

Sound judgment is required when exercising prosecutorial discretion.

Sound Judgment is required in selecting appropriate procedures to follow when providing administrative direction and support within and outside the District Attorney’s Office.

Position requires adherence to proper security and handling of confidential information.  Job responsibilities include frequent handling of confidential legal information and documents.

Must be willing to make a minimum 18 month commitment to remain with the District Attorney’s Office f while in good standing with the office.

Performs other related duties as may be assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

Must be currently licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and be in good standing with the State Bar.  Legal research skills preferred.  Selected applicant must pass a pre-employment background check and drug test.

Starting salary approximately $57,000.00 DOE (including County benefits and retirement)

Navarro County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please email resume to:
Melanie Cranston
Navarro County District Attorney Office
[email protected]
No phone calls please.