Conducts hearings and makes findings of facts and conclusions of law in matters alleging violations of criminal law etc.

Detailed Description
Presides over various matters requiring judicial action prior to disposition. Presides over hearing and trials including jury trials. Hears evidence Compels production of relevant evidence, including books, papers, vouchers, documents, and other writings. Rules on admissibility of evidence. Issues summons and attachments for the appearance of witnesses. Examines witnesses Swears witnesses for hearings and trials. Performs acts and takes the necessary and proper measures for the efficient performance of duties as assigned by the Chief Magistrate. Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements
Juris Doctorate, licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, and 5 years experience practicing law. Must be able to act independently on own authority. Standard office environment.

Additional Details
An extensive pre-employment background investigation will be conducted on all applicants who have been offered a position with Dallas County. The hiring process involves successful completion of each step. The steps include Criminal History Review, Traffic Violations Record, Review of Personal History Statement and Documents, Physical Examination, and Background Investigation. Dallas County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, National Service Alumni volunteers, and persons with a criminal background are encouraged to apply.