Assistant Criminal District Attorney - Misdemeanor

Posting Number:  2017-012

POSITION: Assistant District Attorney – Misdemeanor

LOCATION:   Criminal District Attorney’s Office, Wichita County Courthouse

SUPERVISOR:  Criminal District Attorney / First Assistant District Attorney

HOURS:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday (Additional hours may be required)

SALARY:   $59,385.71 - $61,886.00 Annually

Posting Date: November 29, 2017

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

  GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Serves as an Assistant District Attorney in the Wichita County Criminal District Attorney’s Office – handling misdemeanor cases including Class C offenses, juvenile, mental health and protective order cases.

  ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Reviews and processes the case packet for each criminal case filed by a police agency and initiates prosecution where appropriate.
  • Reviews and processes case information in juvenile, mental health and protective order cases.
  • Attends docket calls, conducts plea bargain negotiations, is well prepared on assigned cases, makes decisions promptly and keeps abreast of the law.
  • Is of extremely high integrity, professional demeanor and demonstrates proper respect to the court at all times.
  • Reviews assigned cases, supervises secretaries in preparation of paperwork, checks all pleadings for accuracy, makes timely issuance of applications for subpoenas and prepares and files motions promptly and accurately.
  • Is available for consultations with court personnel, victims, witnesses, defendants, defense attorneys and other criminal justice personnel.
  • Is responsible for all cases in his/her charge including the security of the file.  Upon the disposition of each case, properly completes the case file to show such disposition.
  • Prepares cases for jury or bench trials, including pretrial motions, orders, interviewing witnesses and preparing trial notebooks and jury charges.
  • Complies with and enforces the rules, regulations and policies of the Criminal District Attorney's Office, the oral and written directives of his/her supervisors and the Texas Code of Professional Responsibility.
  • Performs all other job-related duties as assigned.

  MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be a graduate of an American Bar Association accredited law school.
  • Must have a license to practice law in the State of Texas and be in good standing with the State and local bar associations.
  • Must have a basic knowledge of criminal law, procedure and criminal rules of evidence.
  • Must have knowledge of the principals and methods of legal research.
  • Must have the ability to analyze facts and case precedents and present them effectively in court.
  • Must be able to conduct self in a professional manner and develop and maintain good working relationships with visitors, clients, co-workers, attorneys, judges and County officials.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical exam and drug test paid by Wichita County.
  • Must be able to pass a thorough background investigation conducted by Wichita County.

  CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Must be able to occasionally lift and move loads weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • The Criminal District Attorney’s Office is a non-smoking environment.
  • Interviews will be conducted as applications are received.

►  APPLY TO:

To be considered for employment, please submit your completed Wichita County Employment Application, cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample to:

Office of the Criminal District Attorney

Wichita County, Texas

ATTN:  LaDonna Bedford

900 7th Street, Suite 352

Wichita Falls, Texas 76301

Or email to: [email protected]

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:  It is the policy of Wichita County to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job categories without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability.  It is the policy of Wichita County to consider qualified individuals according to ADAAA standards.  If notified in advance, requested accommodations will be considered.  Final reasonable accommodations will be determined in accordance with ADAAA standards by departments after appropriate consultation.  Rejected accommodations will be documented and retained on file.
TEXAS RELAY:  TDD (800) 735-2989, VOICE (800) 735-2988.  For candidates requesting Braille, Mobility requests, etc., please call (940) 766-8108.  HR/ADAAA Compliance Office, Wichita County Courthouse, 900 7th Street, Room 132, Wichita Falls, Texas 76301.