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Job Opportunity: Deputy District Attorney I/II/III

Location: Modoc County, California

Salary Range:

  • DDAI: $5,954 – $9,237 per month
  • DDAII: $6,548 – $10,156 per month
  • DDAIII: $7,344 – $11,393 per month

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

About the Department: Join the Modoc County District Attorney’s Office, a small but dedicated team committed to ethics, integrity, and efficiency in seeking justice.

Job Summary: As a Deputy District Attorney, you will work under the direction of the District Attorney, performing professional legal work consistent with departmental responsibilities. Your main task will be preparing and trying criminal cases in the courts for the District Attorney’s Office.

About the Community: Modoc County, nestled in the Northeastern corner of California and bordering Nevada and Oregon, offers a serene environment with a population density of only two people per square mile. Enjoy clean air, crystal streams, and abundant wildlife. Engage in activities like fishing, hunting, hiking, horseback riding, and skiing amidst breathtaking natural beauty.

About the Position: Duties within the Deputy District Attorney roles are assigned based on the difficulty and sensitivity of individual cases. Progression to higher levels is based on years of service, increased scope of knowledge, and expertise.

  • Deputy District Attorney I: Entry-level position with responsibilities ranging from routine to complex cases, with increasing experience and expertise leading to potential advancement.
  • Deputy District Attorney II: Handle more complex cases and tasks with minimal supervision, demonstrating increased ability and skills.
  • Deputy District Attorney III: The most experienced level, capable of handling complex and technical cases independently.

Examples of Duties:

  • Conduct legal activities involving investigation or prosecution of complex criminal cases.
  • Receive and review crime reports, examine evidence, interview witnesses, and determine prosecution feasibility.
  • Appear in court, participate in hearings, trials, and develop case plans.
  • Prepare legal documents, conduct legal research, and draft legal opinions.
  • Coordinate with other departments and law enforcement agencies.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of departmental goals and priorities.

Education, Experience & Licenses:

  • DDAI: Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctorate.
  • DDAII: One year of criminal prosecution and trial experience as a DDAI or equivalent, with knowledge and ability to perform duties.
  • DDAIII: Minimum two years experience as a DDAII or equivalent, with demonstrated knowledge and ability.
  • Must be licensed by the California State Bar Association to practice law in California.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.

Physical Demands:

  • Regular communication, sitting, and use of hands and fingers.
  • Occasional standing, walking, and lifting objects up to 25 lbs.
  • Work primarily in office or courtroom environments, with moderate noise levels.
  • Contact with sometimes hostile individuals may occur.

Join us in Modoc County and contribute to our mission of justice in a serene and rewarding environment. Apply today to be part of our dedicated team!

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 5954
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 11392.99