Thursday , March 30 2023

City of Fort Worth Jobs – Prosecuting Attorney

Website City of Fort Worth

Job Description:

The City of Fort Worth is the 13th largest city in the U.S. and one of the fastest growing among large cities.  Fort Worth has received multiple accolades and is continually ranked in the top cities in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes).  Our employees serve the needs of over 800,000 City residents.  The Development Services Department works with citizens, businesses, developers, and other stakeholders to achieve the City’s vision of becoming the most livable and best managed city in the country.  Our fast-paced work environment and focus on constant improvement keeps us motivated to implement best practices and to provide excellent customer experiences.  We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer service, mutual respect, embracing the diversity of our communities, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.

An Assistant City Attorney/ Prosecutor job is available with The City of Fort Worth. The Fort Worth City Attorney’s Office is a team of legal professionals focused on providing consistent excellent legal service and quality customer service to the City of Fort Worth.  We strive to be a well-managed office that is proactive and integrated into the day-to-day activities of the City and to be recognized by our peers for exemplary professionalism and ethical behavioral.

The City of Fort Worth does not hire career prosecutors. This position is an entry level position intended to be a stepping stone into an Assistant City Attorney position with greater degrees of responsibility and authority.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Prosecute State and local criminal offenses in the city’s municipal courts, conducting case screening and evaluation, case preparation, pre-trial hearings, case-in-chief presentations, appeals and other post-judgment requirements.
  • Advise City departments and prepare legal opinions on class “C” misdemeanor prosecution matters
  • Prepare and review Code ordinances carrying class “C” misdemeanor prosecution consequences
  • Negotiate appropriate settlements of municipal court cases with attorney representatives and unrepresented defendants
  • Represent City departments in litigation and administrative hearings in courts other than the City’s municipal courts when connected with class “C” misdemeanor prosecution
  • Conduct review of legal documents, including public information requests, subpoenas, discovery, contracts, grant agreements, letters, motions, briefs and correspondence.
  • Conduct research, analysis and writing to draft legal opinions for assigned legal issues or case areas; utilizes a variety of resources for research, including computerized legal data bases and reference materials; and determines whether information is pertinent and relevant to specific issue or case.

Job Requirements:

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school with no experience required
  • Possession of a license from the Supreme Court of Texas to practice law is required at the time of hiring
  • Maintain a physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, or walking for extended periods of time
  • Adequate speech, hearing, and eyesight
  • Ability to operate assigned equipment

Job Details:

Company: City of Fort Worth

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Dallas, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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