County Attorney Div Dir Asst - Behavioral Health, Diversion, and Special Programs

Travis County

Date: Sep 23, 2022
City: Austin, TX
Salary: $117,037 - $152,149 / year
Contract type: Full time
Travis County
Job Summary

Assists the Division Director in the operation of one of the divisions of the County or District Attorney\'s Office. Manages the day-to-day activities involving personnel, case handling and resources. Oversees and participates in the review, filing, presentation and disposition of cases. Directly supervises attorneys that practice criminal law for Travis County. Implements and facilitates professional development and training of criminal attorneys.


This is first in a series of two County/District Attorney-related job classifications within the Management job family. Reports directly to and assists the division director in either the County or District Attorney\'s Office. Incumbents have management and administrative responsibilities in addition to functioning as high level attorneys.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manages the division\'s professional and support personnel.
  • Conducts training, mentoring and education presentations for professional and support staff.
  • Performs advanced legal work. Conducts investigations to determine best court or non-court action. Performs complex legal research. Presents cases to the Grand Jury.
  • Confers with judges and defense attorneys in all matters concerning prosecution of cases.
  • Performs legal research. Searches resources and studies legal records and documents to obtain information applicable to case or issue under consideration.
  • Drafts briefs, motions, orders, subpoenas and other legal documents as well as correspondence and reports.
  • Responds to discovery requests, oversees the creation and issuance of legal documents, including subpoenas, motions, orders, writs, warrants and other related documents.
  • Prepares cases for trial. Collects, organizes and prepares evidence, information and other legal materials and represents the state at all docket calls.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:
J.D./LL.B. from an accredited law school AND ten (10) years licensed attorney work experience, including two (2) years of mid- to senior level supervisory management experience.

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
  • Management and supervisory principles, practices and techniques.
  • Jurisprudence, criminal and civil law and procedures, including constitutional and statutory law.
  • Federal, State, Local and County laws, rules, regulations and guidelines.
  • Methods and practices of pleading cases and of effective techniques for presentation of cases in court or to effectively present facts and precedents orally and in writing in law related matters.
  • Policies, practices, procedures and legal terminology related to court system.
  • Investigative techniques.
  • Accounting, purchasing and budgetary theory, principles and practices.
  • Computer equipment to include word processing, spreadsheets, databases and a variety of software packages.
  • Business letter writing, grammar and punctuation, and report preparation.
Skill in:
  • Supervising others, allocating resources and evaluating programs.
  • Analyzing and appraising facts, policies, procedures and legal precedents in area of specialty.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Entering and reconciling financial data and reporting and monitoring ledger balances.
  • Both verbal and written communication, including presentations.
Ability to:
  • Motivate, train, supervise and develop attorneys and support staff.
  • Analyze and appraise facts, procedures and legal precedents affecting complex court cases in area of specialty.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis, both manually and electronically.
  • Present facts, precedents and arguments verbally and in writing and apply negotiation skills.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Work independently and efficiently.
  • Manage time well, perform multiple tasks and organize diverse activities.
  • Work well under pressure and exercise tact in trying situations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental clientele, representatives of outside agencies, other County employees and officials, and the general public.
Work Environment & Other Information

Physical requirements include the ability to lift/carry up to 25 pounds occasionally, visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer and office equipment. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, repetitive motion, reaching, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing, pulling, balancing, client/customer contact, squatting to perform the essential functions. This job description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

Travis County employees play an important role in business continuity. As such, employees can be assigned to business continuity efforts outside of normal job functions.

This job description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

Work Hours: 8 AM - 5 PM; Monday through Friday.

Location: 314 W. 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701 (Ned Granger Admin. Building)

Department: County Attorney

Criminal Background Check, Driving Record, Education, and Employment History Check required.

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