Prosecutor IV

Location: San Antonio, TX
Grade: E-12
FLSA: Exempt
Civil Service Status: Excluded
Monthly Salary: $6,599.00

Essential Functions

Under general direction, is responsible for preparation of all aspects relating to criminal felony cases and or appeals; advises trial prosecutors.

  1. Reviews more complex criminal cases or appeals for factual and legal sufficiency, requests investigations and drafts the required documents for legal disposition;
  2. Represents the State of Texas in civil and criminal cases before judges and juries, and litigates appeals;
  3. Advises trial prosecutors with case strategies, evidentiary strength assessment and legal research information;
  4. Contacts and/or interviews victims, witnesses, defense attorneys, investigators and law enforcement personnel regarding restitution, plea bargains and  punishment issues;
  5. Researches statutes and case law issues and performs computer assisted research regarding criminal histories and case status;
  6. Organizes pre-hearing and trial dockets requiring witness appearance coordination and negotiating plea bargains ;
  7. Dictates, edits and updates legal documents prepared by the clerical and paralegal staff ;
  8. Maintains responsibility for Court operations in the absence of the Prosecutor V;
  9. Supervises Prosecutor III’s, Misdemeanor Proseutors, Paralegals, Advocates, Interns, and office support staff;
  10. Performs related duties as required.

Position Specifications

Requires the following:

  1. Graduation from an accredited Law School with  a Doctorate of Jurisprudence, and four years prosecution experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, and must be licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.
  2. Considerable knowledge of criminal prosecution procedures and techniques; ability to maintain the highest ethical and professional standards expected of an attorney representing the State of Texas.
  3. Skill in plea bargaining and negotiation; skill in organizing and presenting facts and supporting logic; skill to ascertain factual information from conflicting or purposely inaccurate data; skill to communicate effectively with hostile, abusive or irrational individuals; skill to communicate professionally and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  4. Ability to supervise employees to create and maintain an effective team environment; ability to establish and maintain 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Physical requirements include lifting/carrying of 5-10 lbs. frequently; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate computer keyboard and basic office equipment. Subject to sitting, standing, walking, reaching and handling to perform essential functions.
  7. Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Texas; must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation from the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office.
  8. May be required to work more than 40 hours during the workweek.

Working Conditions

Working conditions are primarily in an office environment.

How to apply

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.