PRIMARY DUTIES: The Assistant County Attorney will interact routinely with Judges, court staff, law enforcement, defense attorneys, pro se defendants, victims, witnesses and office staff in the preparation and prosecution of criminal litigation. The work involves all aspects of prosecution of misdemeanor offenses, including case screening, preparation of pleadings, motions, affidavits, warrants and other paperwork as necessary, witness preparation, securing and marshaling of evidence, representation of the State of Texas in pretrial proceedings, as well as in criminal bench trials and jury trials in justice courts; formulation, justification and communication of plea offers in misdemeanor cases; perform legal research necessary to effectively represent the State of Texas in criminal cases; preparation of briefs and other paperwork required in appeals of criminal cases and, ultimately, participating in argument, if appropriate; advising law enforcement agencies and officers on issues of criminal law and criminal procedure; answering public inquiries and inquiries from other governmental agencies regarding the duties of the County Attorney’s office; and will perform other duties as assigned by the Criminal Division Chief or the County Attorney.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a Juris Doctorate Degree or equivalent degree from an accredited law school with a license to practice law in Texas, be in good standing with the State Bar of Texas and possess a valid Texas Driver’s License with an insurable driving record. A background investigation of each applicant, including review of any criminal history information, may be conducted.
SALARY: $24.26 p/h, which may be negotiable based on qualification and experience, plus excellent benefits; work days are from Monday thru Friday; hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
DEADLINE: UNTIL A SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED FOR CONSIDERATION.
EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE ECTOR COUNTY ANNEX BUILDING LOCATED AT 1010 E. 8TH, ROOM 126, ODESSA, TEXAS. EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION OFFICE HOURS ARE FROM 8:30 TO 11:00 AM AND FROM 1:30 TO 3:00 PM, MONDAY THRU FRIDAY. EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS MAY ALSO BE DOWNLOADED FROM OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.CO.ECTOR.TX.US.
ECTOR COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES D
1010 E. 8TH, ROOM 126
ODESSA, TEXAS 79761, TX