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Overview

Tehama County District Attorney’s Office

Application Deadline: September 20, 2021 at 5PM
Salary: 
Deputy District Attorney I:
$33.34 – $40.64 Hourly / $2,667.20 – $3,251.20 Biweekly
Deputy District Attorney II:
$36.80 – $44.84 Hourly / $2,944.00 – 3,587.20 Biweekly
Deputy District Attorney III:
$40.64 – $49.50 Hourly / $3,251.20 – $3,960.00 Biweekly
Deputy District Attorney IV:
$44.84 – $54.63 Hourly / $3,587.20 – $4,370.40 Biweekly
Two vacancies are currently available. 

About the Position: 
The Deputy District Attorney series reviews cases submitted by law enforcement agencies and determine, subject to the District Attorney’s and/or Assistant District Attorney’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, examination of witnesses, argument 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 in 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.

About the Department:
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.

About the Community:
Nestled in the northern Sacramento Valley, Tehama County lies approximately midway between Sacramento and the Oregon border. The County sits alongside the beautiful Sacramento River and is only 50 miles West of Lassen National Park. Tehama County is the central point of widespread recreation; with nearby camping, hunting, fishing, golfing, snow skiiing, and boating resources as good as or better than anywhere in California. Tehama County is home to approximately 65,000 people. In our County’s small town atmosphere, you can experience the feeling of knowing your neighbors. Additionally, the mean travel time to work is only 23 minutes and the cost of living in Tehama County is lower than many other places in California.

Education & Experience:
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

Deputy District Attorney I: 

  • Equivalent to graduation from a college or university with an appropriate law degree as described above.

Deputy District Attorney II:

  • In addition to the above, one (1) year of experience as an attorney engaged in the practice of law in the State of California, preferably in the area of criminal prosecution.

Deputy District Attorney 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 in the State of California, preferably in the area of criminal prosecution.

Deputy District Attorney 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 in the State of California, 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.

To Apply: 

Visit governmentjobs.com/careers/tehama

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None