Juvenile Prosecutor II - District Attorney

  • DENTON COUNTY, TX
  • 401 W. Hickory, Denton, Texas
  • May 14, 2022
Full Time Legal Services Probation
  • Salary: $80,906.00 - $93,851.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Description

The Juvenile Prosecutor II performs specialized professional legal work administering and prosecuting felony and misdemeanor juveniles on behalf of the State of Texas. Work involves performing legal research necessary for the preparation of trials or hearings pertaining to juvenile delinquency, prosecuting jury and non-jury trials and/or negotiating settlements; and preparing various briefs, motions and other legal documents, as necessary. This position assists in assigning, directing, and supervising the activities of the assigned division.

Examples of Duties

Conducts detention hearings as necessary; prepares all related files and records for hearings, as well as any other information needed.
Reviews cases, including associated documentation, and determines appropriateness of assigning to subordinate or assuming responsibility for the more serious offenders.
Evaluates cases and determines appropriateness of plea bargains, conducting necessary legal research and conferring with parties involved, including victims and law enforcement personnel.
Prepares felony and misdemeanor juvenile cases for trial, reviewing case files, advising and negotiating with defense attorneys, conferring with law enforcement and judicial personnel, locating witnesses and defendants, interviewing victims and witnesses, performing legal research, conferring with victims and their families, investigating incidents, visiting crime scenes, examining physical evidence, etc.
Requests preparation of jury charges, prepares voir dire examination, reviews jury list and diagrams jury.
Presents cases in court and makes motions and recommendations to the court, as appropriate; questions witnesses and defendants, and presents physical evidence; prepares and delivers charges to juries.
Coordinates accepted pleas in court, preparing necessary forms and conferring with court and probation personnel as appropriate.
Assists in preparing court dockets at daily docket call, conferring with Court Coordinators about case priorities, conferring with defense attorneys, and setting schedules based on general knowledge of schedules and activities of other prosecutors; evaluates motions for continuance and determines consent or opposition; requests continuances, as necessary.
Directs investigators in retrieval of various records, testimony transcripts, judgments, etc., as necessary.
Advises and assists law enforcement officials in criminal investigations, including preparation of search and arrest warrants.
Serves as part of the multidisciplinary team at the Children's Advocacy Center for Denton County; reviews interviews of child abuse victims done at the Children's Advocacy Center by watching through a two-way mirror or reviewing a videotape.
Attends staffing to discuss cases with other team members of the Children's Advocacy Center, as appropriate.
Confers with law enforcement officials, Children's Advocacy Center team members, Child Protective Services personnel and various community agencies to coordinate education efforts aimed at child abuse issues, as appropriate.
Regular and punctual attendance is required.
Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctoral degree required for this position.

One year of experience in a related field required.

Must possess a license to practice law in the State of Texas.

Must be able to pass a State Criminal History background check.

Supplemental Information

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

401 W. Hickory, Denton, Texas 76201 United States View Map