Prosecutor – Border Prosecution Unit (grant funded)

JOB TITLE:  REGIONAL BORDER PROSECUTOR – Border Prosecution Unit (BPU) Operation Lone Star (OLS) Prosecutor (grant funded position)

JOB SUMMARY:

The Legislature has provided funding for the BPU to provide an attorney specifically dedicated to assisting with investigations and prosecutions of OLS caseloads within the BPU regions. Under the custom and practice of the BPU, the regional District Attorneys work together to insure the BPU/OLS prosecution team (prosecutor, investigator) is available, is deployed in a manner to effectively address the priorities, and needs of the jurisdiction in which they serve. The assignment of the BPU/OLS prosecution team and the principal office location(s) for the position are determined by the employing district attorney in the jurisdiction. The BPU/OLS Prosecutor is hired and supervised by the 49th Judicial District Attorney and will comply with the personnel policies set by Webb County and will be assigned to assist the 49th  Judicial District (Webb and Zapata Counties) and other jurisdictions within the BPU region in the prosecution of OLS and Border security related caseloads.

PRIMARY DUTIES:_ ______________________________________

  • The bulk of the work is to assist the 49th Judicial District Attorney with the investigation, presentation and trial of human smuggling cases.
  • At the direction of the District Attorney, confer with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to determine the best practices and policies in addressing the BPU/OLS caseload.
  • Provide and/or facilitate training for all law enforcement agencies within the region on issues pertinent to the investigation and prosecution of BPU/OLS cases, and other such issues in criminal law and procedure as may be needed.
  • Prepares criminal cases for trial; locates and interviews witnesses and victims; gathers and reviews evidence; visits crime scenes; plans jury trials; reviews pertinent case law; creates visual aids; interviews police officers, argues before a judge and jury, and delivers closing arguments.
  • Reviews criminal cases for appropriate disposition; presents cases to Grand Jury; prepares indictments; recommends bonds.
  • Represents the state in motion hearings.
  • Participates in community outreach activities and represents the office to civic organizations.
  • Participates in external training activities.
  • Must be able to travel within the 49th Judicial District and BPU region.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:_____________________________

  • Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.  J.D. or L.L.B. degree from an accredited law school.
  • Minimum 5 year experience as a prosecuting attorney
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Texas for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Current membership of the State Bar of Texas.

SALARY:_________________________________________________

Minimum salary-$107,000 with a possibility of up to $117,000, based on candidate’s prosecutorial experience.  This position is funded by a grant through the Office of the Governor’s Homeland Security Grant Division. 

All employees are employed “at will”

Webb County District Attorney’s office is a member of TCDRS Retirement System.

CLOSING DATE:    Open until filled

Submit your resume to:

Webb County District Attorney’s Office

1110 Victoria, Suite 401

Laredo, Texas 78040

Fax:  956-523-5919

Email: [email protected]