Assistant District Attorney - Cybercrime Unit

Assistant District Attorney, Section Chief, Cybercrime Unit

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office in Houston, Texas, seeks an experienced attorney to serve as Chief of its Cybercrime Section, the heart of the Office’s anti-cybercrime strategy.  The Section Chief will be responsible for leading prosecutors, investigators, and cyber analysts in investigating and prosecuting cybercrime, including computer hacking, identity theft rings, complex fraud, and other illicit Internet-based activity, such as narcotics and firearms trafficking on the Dark Web.  The Section Chief will also be responsible for training and assisting prosecutors, analysts, and law enforcement agents in the region with cyber-related issues, including lawfully collecting, processing, and using digital evidence.  Further responsibilities include formulating strategies to combat cybercrime, resolving cutting-edge factual and legal issues raised by technology, and commenting on and shaping proposed cyber-related legislation in Texas.  The Section Chief will participate in developing a cyber lab that serves the Cybercrime Section and the rest of the Office.  The Section Chief will also engage with the private sector to reduce cybercrime and to promote lawful cybersecurity practices.

Preferred qualifications: Cyber investigation and prosecution experience; significant trial experience; management experience; experience leading complex investigations; ability to collaborate with state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, Secret Service, and Interpol, the business community, and academic institutions; and technical interest and aptitude.         

All interested applicants should submit resumes by close of business Friday August 18th to [email protected]