County Attorney Chief Intake Attorney: Lead Criminal Prosecutor Jobs in Georgetown, TX. Add your resume and apply to jobs with your Glassdoor profile. Create Profile. Job. JOB SUMMARY Benefits Supplemental Questions. The Lead Criminal Prosecutor serves as a \"Lead Chair Attorney\" within the Misdemeanor Division and directly supervises the operation of a County Court at Law and Justice of the Peace court in all aspects of adult criminal prosecution from case intake through appeal.. Trains, monitors and performs case intake, screening and follow-up investigations to include reviewing police reports and evidence submitted by law enforcement agencies. Executes charging decision and files charging instruments with the court. Trains, monitors, prepares and conducts contested court hearings to include reviewing evidence, interviewing witnesses, preparing trial motions, responding to defense motions, preparing trial exhibits and conducting hearings. Maintains responsibilities for plea negotiations and correspondence with Defense Attorneys to include reviewing evidence, reading criminal histories and police reports, submitting plea offers, negotiating specific terms and conditions and responding to discovery requests. Files court documents and responds to the Judge's questions and requests. Performs legal research by reading State statutes and codes, analytical books and online case research utilizing Lexis Nexis and specialized practice guides. Interviews and communicates with victims and witnesses via telephone and in person. Maintains responsibilities for drafting legal documents such as motions, pleadings, orders, plea paperwork, legal memos, search warrants and administrative documents. Represents the State in Justice of the Peace court to include going to one of four JP Precincts on a weekly basis to process all criminal cases set for a pre-trial or trial hearing, negotiating with Defense Attorneys and pro-se defendants and conducting bench and jury trials. Communicates with and updates Directors routinely on the status of all mentioned tasks and the performance of subordinates. Exhibits higher-level thinking and problem-solving by assisting in the development of solutions to implement for the advancement of the office and community. Communicates with County personnel, Elected Officials, Judges, Defense Attorneys, victims and witnesses of crime, law enforcement agencies and the general public. Performs special duties as assigned. ORGANIZATION RELATIONSHIPS. Reports directly to Directors. Direct Reports Criminal Prosecutors (2). Position involves prolonged sitting at a workstation, reaching, walking, twisting, bending, repetitive motions, and standing. Position involves occasional lifting and carrying of up to fifty (50) pounds and exertion of up to twenty-five (25) pounds of force to move objects. Work is primarily indoors in an air-conditioned environment. Regular travel between work sites as required. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the job change.. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:. Doctorate of Jurisprudence from an accredited law school and admission to the State Bar of Texas. Minimum two years of experience as a Texas prosecutor or equivalent experience. Possess strong analytical and communication skills essential to effectively and objectively interact with and advise personnel and external agencies on legal matters. Ability to work independently and under pressure in a high-volume office, produce accurate work and meet established deadlines. Working knowledge of specific job-related technology. LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS. Required within thirty (30) days of employment. Valid driver's license. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS. Experience working in a large, fast-paced legal environment. Previous public-sector employment. EMPLOYMENT TESTING. Employment is contingent on passing any post-offer pre-employment screening as listed below:. Criminal background check: Yes. Motor Vehicle Record check: Yes. Drug screening: Yes. Physical exam: No. Psychological exam: No. Additional: N/A. Work outside of regular office hours (Monday-Friday) may be required. Essential personnel for emergency situations; discretion of department director. Williamson County is a tobacco free workplace. The use of tobacco and non-tobacco products such as vapor, e-cigarettes and the use of chewing tobacco or like products is prohibited on all Williamson County premises. Employees who violate this policy are subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Williamson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please request assistance from the Human Resources Department.
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