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Posted on: May 9, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Assistant Criminal District Attorney--CPS & Civil (Abilene)

Summary

As an assistant criminal district attorney in the civil division, you will manage approximately 20% of Child Protective Services (CPS) cases in Taylor County and 20% of family violence and sexual assault protective order applications. Details about the Taylor County CPS caseload can be explored at https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/About_DFPS/Data_Book/.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Advise investigators of the Department of Family and Protective Services as to what legal action is appropriate regarding children who have been abused or neglected.

Manage all aspects of pending litigation including but not limited to: drafting pleadings and orders, completing discovery, and representing the Department at all assigned hearings and trials.

Evaluate protective order applications in a timely manner and prosecute as appropriate.


Minimum Qualifications, Education and Licenses

Must have a J.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited law school
Must be licensed with the State Bar of Texas

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The ideal candidate will be familiar with family law or will be an exceptionally fast learner as the case load will be assigned immediately with supervision.
The ideal candidate will be diplomatic and able to recommend and implement creative solutions
Mastery of the Rules of Evidence is essential
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, county officials, the court system, and the general public
Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints
Ability to use a personal computer, including word processing, spreadsheet programs and data entry; calculator, telephone, copy machine and fax machine




Work Environment

Work is primarily done indoors in an environmentally controlled room, smoke free office.

Benefits

Employee medical and dental insurance
Paid life and disability insurance
Retirement
Paid vacation and sick time

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