Misdemeanor Prosecutor

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Summary:

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 and factual sufficiency, requests investigations and drafts the required documents for legal disposition

Examines evidence including videos, photographs, documents, and records for use in trial

Prosecutes juvenile and adult criminal cases and litigates appeals

Contacts and/or interviews 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 histories and case status

Regularly appears in court on behalf of the State of Texas in contested matters, before judges and juries

Organizes pre-hearing and trial dockets requiring witness appearance coordination and negotiating plea bargains

Dictates, edits, and updates legal documents prepared by the clerical and paralegal staff

May supervise 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 and a pre-employment drug screen test

May be required to work more than 40 hours during the workweek

Working Environment and Physical Demands:

Generally working in indoor conditions

Occasionally moves items weighing up to 5-10 pounds

Occasionally moves about the office

Frequently communicates with others; must be able to exchange accurate information

Generally operates a computer and other office productivity machinery

Positions self to perform essential functions

Must be able to remain in a stationary position

Monthly salary is $5,155.00 per month.  Applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to the attention of: Mr. Gonzales, Bexar County Criminal District Attorney.  Instructions, applications and supplemental forms can be found and submitted online at the following address http://www.bexar.org/1404/Employment.