Prosecutor III

Job Title: PROSECUTOR III
Grade:E – 10
Job Type:Full-Time Regular
Department:Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office
FLSA:Exempt
Civil Service StatusExcluded

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

Represents the State of Texas in juvenile, civil and criminal cases before judges and juries, and litigates appeals

Contacts and/or interviews victims, witnesses, defense attorneys, investigators and law enforcement personnel regarding restitution, plea bargains and  punishment issues

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

Researches statutes and case law issues and performs computer assisted research regarding criminal histories and case status

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 superviseMisdemeanor 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 two years prosecution experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience and must be licensed to practice law in the State of Texas

Good knowledge of civil and criminal prosecution procedures and techniques; good knowledge of plea bargaining and negotiation; ability to maintain the highest ethical and professional standards expected of an attorney representing the State of Texas

Skill to organize and present facts and supporting logic; skill to ascertain factual information from conflicting or purposely inaccurate data; skill to communicate professionally and effectively with hostile, abusive or irrational individuals; skill to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

Technological Skills – ability to operate personal computer and basic office equipment, develop proficiency in basic and advance software and programs utilized to manage caseloads and related information

Ability to supervise employees to create and maintain an effective team environment; 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 and written advocacy skills and assist others in achieving the same

Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation and clearance

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 $5,593.00 per month.  Applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to the attention of: Mr. Joe D. Gonzales, Bexar County Criminal District Attorney.  Instructions, applications and supplemental forms can be found and submitted online at the following address: https://www.bexar.org/1404/Employment