Misdemeanor Prosecutor

The Victoria County Criminal District Attorney’s Office is seeking a misdemeanor prosecutor.  Responsibilities will include all aspects of misdemeanor and juvenile case prosecution including: intake, negotiations, criminal motions practice, witness preparation, victim interaction, law enforcement interaction, trial preparation, and bench and jury trial and appeal. The starting salary is $70,000.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: A prosecutor’s job is primarily indoors consisting of office activity or courtroom activity. Case investigation/trial preparation can require some outside activity such as inspecting crime scenes and interviewing witnesses. There is significant contact with the public, crime victims, witnesses, pro se defendants, law enforcement, and courthouse personnel.

Qualifications:

Minimum: Applicant must be a Law school graduate, and a member of the State Bar of Texas and in good standing. Applicants’ must also have the aptitude to learn and the ability to work well with others.  

Knowledge: Applicants know the following Texas laws: Code of Criminal Procedure, Penal Code, Transportation Code (as relates to justification for detention and possible search), Health & Safety Code Chapters 481-485, Local Government Code Chap 87, Government Code § 44.335 and Family Code Chapters 51-61 and Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct (particularly 3.01, 3.03, 3.04, 3.09 & 4.01).

Character Traits: Applicants’ personal and professional integrity must be beyond reproach.  Applicants must be capable of analytical thinking, rapid judgments and decisive action; Applicants must also possess effective oral and written communication skills, and must be able to work well in a team or alone with equal comfort and certainty.

To be considered, interested candidates must submit a current resume (with at least three references) and a writing sample (law review article, trial/appellate brief) to:

Ernest H. Guterrez Jr.        
V.C.C.D.A./Office Manager             
205 N. Bridge St., Ste. 301
Victoria, Texas 77901
[email protected]