Education and/or Experience:
  • Be a resident of Hays County.
  • Licensed to practice law in Texas for at least four years.
  • Not have been removed from office by impeachment by the Supreme Court, by the Governor on address to the legislature, by a tribunal reviewing a recommendation of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, or by the legislature’s abolition of the judge’s court.
  • Not have resigned from office after having received notice that formal proceedings by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct had been instituted as provided by Section 33.022 and final disposition of the proceedings.

Other Qualifications, Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
  • None

Required Skills:
  • Working knowledge of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Texas Penal Code and the Texas Indigent Defense Act.
  • Working knowledge of those codes that provide for criminal sanctions, for example Texas Transportation Code and the Texas Health and Safety Code.
  • Working knowledge of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with co-workers, employees and supervisors in a pleasant, professional manner.
  • Strong organizational skills and a proven ability to maintain accurate, detailed, and confidential records.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills are essential to effectively and objectively advise and/or interact with personnel and external agencies on legal matters.
  • Dependable, resourceful, and able to work independently and to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Maintain a valid Texas driver’s license.

Under general supervision of the District Court Administrator, performs a wide variety of magistration duties for the District Courts and County Courts at Law of Hays County. This position operates on a flexible schedule in coordination with other Magistrates, including working weekdays, weekends, and holidays.