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Assistant District Attorney-Child Protective Services

Thursday, March 04, 2021 9:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Job 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews cases or appeals for legal sufficiency, requests investigations and drafts the required documents for legal disposition
  • Prosecutes civil and criminal cases and litigates appeals
  • Contacts 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 history and case status
  • Examines felony and misdemeanor video, file and medical evidence
  • Organizes pre-hearing and trial dockets requiring witness appearance coordination and negotiating plea bargains
  • Dictates and edits legal documents prepared by the clerical and paralegal staff
  • May supervise Misdemeanor Prosecutors, Paralegals, Advocates, Interns, and office support staff
  • Performs related duties as required
Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence, and two (2) years prosecution experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Good knowledge of civil and criminal prosecution procedures and techniques; good knowledge of plea bargaining and negotiation
  • Skill to organize and present facts and supporting logic; skill to ascertain factual information from conflicting or purposely inaccurate data; skill to communicate effectively with hostile, abusive or irrational individuals; skill to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to supervise employees; ability to operate personal computer and basic office equipment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, County employees, attorneys, law enforcement officers and the general public
  • Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Texas
  • Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation from the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's Office.
  • Must secure and maintain a pre-employment physical
  • May be required to work more than 40 hours during the workweek

Working Conditions 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

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