Tehama County District Attorney
Red Bluff, CA
Full-Time with Benefits
ABOUT THE POSITION:
The Deputy District Attorney series reviews cases submitted by law enforcement agencies and determine, subject to the DA’s and/or Assistant DA’s review, the advisability of pursuing criminal prosecutions. This position performs preliminary Trial attorney work related to pleadings, arraignments, pre-trial agreements and negotiations with defense attorneys. Duties also include preparing and presenting cases for trial or hearing before a judge or jury, including pre-trial motions and responses, jury selection, examinations of witnesses arguments and sentencing. Deputy District Attorneys direct and advise District Attorney Investigators and law enforcement agencies with investigations to gather evidence.
This is a multi-level professional classification series in which incumbents may be assigned to any of the four (4) levels depending upon experience, proficiency gained, and the complexity and sensitivity of assigned cases. Additionally, positions within this classification series are flexibly staffed. Progression or advancement to the next level of the series may occur as experience is gained and the incumbent is able to perform with greater independence.
SALARY (A-E Steps)
Deputy District Attorney I:
$36.00- $43.75 Hourly / $2,880 – $3,500 Biweekly / $74,880.00 – $91,000.00 Annually
Deputy District Attorney II:
$39.73 – $48.30 Hourly / $3,178.40 – $3,864.00 Biweekly / $82,638.40 – $100,464.00 Annually
Deputy District Attorney III:
$43.86 – $53.31Hourly / $3,508.80 – $4,264.80 Biweekly / $91,228.80 – $110,884.80 Annually
Deputy District Attorney IV:
$48.41 – $58.84 Hourly / $3,872.80 – $4,707.20 Biweekly / $100,692.80 – $122,387.20 Annually
Examples of Duties
- Reviews cases submitted by law enforcement agencies and determines the advisability of pursuing criminal prosecutions.
- Performs preliminary trial attorney work related to pleadings; arraignments; pre-trial agreements; negotiations with defense attorneys; interviews with suspected criminals, witnesses, victims, law enforcement officers, and other relevant parties; review and analysis of evidence, police reports and other materials related to pending cases.
- Researches statutory and case law as needed for prosecution and completion of special assignments.
- Assists law enforcement in preparing search warrants.
- Prepares subpoenas for witnesses and documentary evidence necessary for trial.
- Prepares and presents cases for trial or hearing before a judge or jury, including pre-trial motions and responses, juryselection, examination of witnesses, argument and sentencing.
- Reviews cases set for weekly law and motion calendar and makes determinations regarding setting, disposition and contested motions.
Education, Experience & Licenses
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
- Juris Doctorate (JD) Degree from an accredited Law School required.
- Proof of passage of California Bar exam.
DDA I – Equivalent to graduation from a college or university with an appropriate law degree as described above.
DDA II – In addition to the above, one (1) year of experience as an attorney engaged in the practice of law, preferably in the area of criminal prosecution.
DDA III – In addition to the above, two (2) additional years of experience (for a total of three (3) years) as an attorney engaged in the practice of law, preferably in the area of criminal prosecution.
DDA IV – In addition to the above, two (2) additional years of experience (for a total of five (5) years) as an attorney engaged in the practice of law, preferably in the area of criminal prosecution. Demonstrated increased ability to prosecute complex and / or high penalty cases with minimum supervision is required for advancement to the level of Deputy District Attorney IV.
LICENSE & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Requires a valid California driver’s license.
- Must remain in compliance with all California Bar annual requirements.
In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Deputy District Attorney I/II/III/IV, as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list.
Minimum Education and Experience
About Tehama County District Attorney
The Tehama County District Attorney's Office prides itself on ethics, integrity and efficiency. We are a small office with a big responsibility that we take seriously, and we expect our entire team to be committed to seeking justice.
We prosecute all types of crime, ranging from driving under the influence to homicide. Cases are submitted to the Tehama County District Attorney's Office for prosecution by the Tehama County Sheriff's Office, the Red Bluff Police Department, the Corning Police Department, the California Highway Patrol, other state agencies and our own Tehama County District Attorney's Office, Bureau of Investigation.