Closing Date: 17th August, 2022

Description:

Summary:
Under direction, is responsible for determining case or appeal merit; ascertains facts; develops case plan; represents the State in legal actions; and performs related duties as required.

This position is not covered under Bexar County Civil Service

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Reviews cases or appeals for legal and factual sufficiency, requests investigations and drafts the required documents for legal disposition
  • Examines evidence including videos, photographs, documents, and records for use in trial
  • Prosecutes juvenile and adult criminal cases and litigates appeals
  • Contacts and/or interviews victims, witnesses, defense attorneys, investigators and law enforcement personnel regarding restitution, plea bargains and punishment issues
  • Researches statutes and case law issues
  • Performs computer assisted research regarding criminal histories and case status
  • Regularly appears in court on behalf of the State of Texas in contested matters, before judges and juries
  • Organizes pre-hearing and trial dockets requiring witness appearance coordination and negotiating plea bargains
  • Dictates, edits, and updates legal documents prepared by the clerical and paralegal staff
  • May supervise Advocates, Interns, and office support staff
  • Performs related duties, as required

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduation from an accredited Law School with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence and licensed to practice law in the State of Texas
  • Knowledge of civil and criminal prosecution procedures and techniques; knowledge of plea bargaining and negotiation
  • Technological Skills - ability to operate personal computers, develop proficiency in basic and advanced software and programs utilized to manage caseloads and related information; ability to operate basic office equipment
  • Interpersonal Skills - ability to establish and maintain professional, effective working relationships with co-workers, County employees, attorneys, law enforcement officers and the general public in routine and highly stressful situations; ability to develop effective and persuasive oral advocacy skills
  • Ability to maintain the highest ethical and professional standards expected of an attorney representing the State of Texas; ability to organize and present facts and supporting logic; ability to ascertain factual information from conflicting or purposely inaccurate data; ability to communicate professionally and effectively with hostile, abusive or irrational individuals; ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation and clearance from the Bexar County District Attorney's Office
  • Must clear a pre-employment physical
  • May be required to work more than 40 hours during the workweek

Working Environment and Physical Demands:
  • Generally working in indoor conditions
  • Occasionally moves items weighing up to 5-10 pounds
  • Occasionally moves about the office
  • Frequently communicates with others; must be able to exchange accurate information
  • Generally operates a computer and other office productivity machinery
  • Positions self to perform essential functions
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position