Assistant County Attorney

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POSITION –   Assistant County Attorney -- Felony and Misdemeanor

The Lee County Attorney’s office is currently accepting applications for a full-time Assistant County Attorney for a position to become available June 19th.

ABOUT US - Lee County is a central Texas county of approximately 17,000 residents about an hour from both Austin and College Station.  The office has 1 full-time and 1 part-time assistant.  The office has both felony and misdemeanor prosecution jurisdiction so as to include all Justice Court’s in the County as well as County Court and District Court.  The office also handles juveniles, child protective service cases and protective orders. 

JOB DUTIES -- Perform all duties as assigned and which may include any of the matters for which the office is responsible but primarily:

  • All aspects of felony and misdemeanor criminal prosecution from intake to trial
  • All aspects of juvenile prosecution
  • To a limited extent, the candidate may need on occasion to handle Child Protective Service cases, Protective Orders and other civil matters
  • The individual will regularly interact with law enforcement

BENEFITS –             Holidays, Vacation, Sick Leave, Retirement, and Insurance pursuant to Lee County Personnel Policy guidelines.    Paid CLE, State Bar dues, and membership in TDCAA.

SALARY -     Up to $63,000/yr with possible room for negotiation depending on experience.

REQUIREMENTS - Doctor of Jurisprudence from an accredited law school, licensed by and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas.

QUALIFICATIONS The right applicant is dependable, has common sense, and good interpersonal skills to deal with co-workers, victims, law enforcement, court personnel, witnesses, and elected officials.  Two years’ experience in criminal law preferred and the desire to possibly learn other areas of the law.  The selected candidate must be able to perform the functions of the job with sometimes limited direction from the County Attorney.            

APPLICATIONS  --  Applicants must submit a resume and Lee County Job Application via email to Lee County Attorney Martin Placke, Attention Casandra Collins at [email protected], by mail to 200 S. Main, Suite 305, Giddings, Texas 78942, or via email to [email protected]  Applications may be downloaded from the Lee County, Texas website at   Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Contact Casandra Collins at 979 542-3233 with any questions.