City of San Angelo Texas
  • City Attorney's Office
  • San Angelo, TX, USA
  • 64,537-$80,000/YR/DOQ
  • Full Time

GENERAL PURPOSE: Serves as Prosecutor and performs a variety of professional legal functions on behalf of the City of San Angelo's Municipal Court; participates in nuisance abatement and/or other court hearings; conducts legal research and analysis; prepares a variety of legal documents; receives and reviews public complaints; answers general legal questions for departments; and performs other related duties as assigned.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Receives and screens Class C Misdemeanor complaints; determines the occurrence of prosecutable offenses. Files criminal, nuisance, and animal related charges in the Municipal Court for all cases not initiated by law enforcement personnel. Attends and represents the City in various types of legal proceedings including pre-trial hearings, nuisance abatement hearings, dangerous animal hearings, truancy hearings, and criminal trials. Oversees and coordinates the prosecution of all Class C misdemeanors on behalf of the City. Accepts or declines charges and plea negotiations with defendants and opposing counsel. Performs legal research pertaining to case law, legal precedents, municipal laws and ordinances, and Federal, State, and local statutes; develops trial strategies. Drafts and prepares ordinances, legal opinions, and/or other types of legal documents. Liaises and maintains working relationships with judges, attorneys, court personnel, defendants, law enforcement personnel, and City officials regarding various legal matters. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Flexible schedule options may be available after one year of employment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Juris Doctorate's Degree; prosecuting experience preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Required Licenses or Certifications: A license to practice law issued by the State Bar of Texas is required. Must possess a valid Texas Driver License with a good driving record. Required Knowledge of: Civil and criminal law processes and procedures. Methods and techniques used to conduct legal research. Processes for preparing various types of legal documents. Preferred Skill in: Performing a variety of civil and criminal legal functions on behalf of a municipality or government entity. Prosecuting Class C misdemeanors. Attending and participating in hearings, trials, and other legal proceedings. Physical Demands / Work Environment: Work is performed in a standard office environment, in, and around city, court and jail facilities.

Job postings may be withdrawn at any time at direction of the City Manager.

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