Attorney II

Monthly salary is $6,599.00 per month. Applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to the attention of: Mr. LaHood, 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.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervises support staff in the operational aspects of preparing pre-trial hearings and cases

May consult with expert witnesses, insurance representatives, Elected/Appointed Officials and/or department heads on issues related to litigation

Responds to motions and briefs in State and Federal courts

Researches statutory and case law

Prepares witnesses for deposition and trial testimony

Prepares, reviews and approves legal documents

Performs related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence, and four years of litigation experience in State and Federal court; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Good knowledge of the civil and criminal justice systems; good knowledge of case law; knowledge of law enforcement operations; knowledge of medical and mental health terminology

Skill in supervising employees; skill in legal research; skill in negotiation; skill in making presentations; skill to communicate effectively with hostile, abusive and irrational individuals

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to operate personal computer; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, County employees, outside agencies and the general public

Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation

Must be licensed to practice in the State of Texas

Must be licensed in Federal court

May be required to work more than 40 hours during the workweek
Working Environment and Physical Demands:

Constantly working in indoor conditions
Occasionally moves items weighing up to 10-15 pounds
Occasionally moves about the office
Frequently communicates with others; must be able to exchange accurate information
Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery
Positions self to perform essential functions
Must be able to remain in a stationary position

Individual Office/Department Conditions:

Tasks and special requirements unique to an individual office or department may be addressed through a separate list of detailed specifications prepared by that office/department and subject to approval by Human Resources and the Civil Service Commission. Office/department specifications may not be more complex nor at a higher level of responsibility than any of those contained in this position description.