Senior Assistant Criminal District Attorney

Employer:  Galveston County Criminal District Attorney’s Office

Location:  Galveston, TX

The Galveston County Criminal District Attorney’s Office will have an opening for a Senior Assistant Criminal District Attorney effective January 18, 2022.

Major duties include:

  •  Intakes felony cases; responds to crime scenes; determines if evidence warrants criminal charges; confers with police departments to review search warrants and affidavits; reviews offense reports and witness statements; prepares charge instruments.
  • Prepares criminal cases for trial; interviews witnesses and victims; reviews evidence; visits crime scenes; prepares jury trials; reviews pertinent case law; creates visual aids; interviews police officers.
  • Represents the State in criminal trials; selects juries, makes opening statements, questions witnesses, introduces evidence, 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.
  • Coordinates with community supervision officers with regards to the appropriate terms and conditions of probation, progress of probationers, and issues in regards to revocation, modification, or adjudication of probation.
  • Participates in training activities.
  • Able to report regularly for work and be on time.
  • Performs related duties.

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of law.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with three years experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the ethical principles of law.
  • Current membership in the State Bar of Texas.

Starting salary is $75,377 – $98,600, depending on experience.

Submit resumes and references via email or mail to:

Kevin Petroff

First Assistant

600 59th Street, Suite 1001

Galveston, Texas 77551

Email:  kevin.petroff(at)co.galveston.tx.us