Prosecutor III

Location: San Antonio, TX
Grade: E-10
Job Type: Full-Time Regular
Department: Criminal District Attorney’s Office
FLSA: Exempt
Civil Service Status: Excluded
Monthly Salary: $5,593.00

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 supervise Misdemeanor 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

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.