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Tehama County District Attorney

Red Bluff, CA

Full-time with Benefits

(A-E Steps)
DA Investigator I:
$33.43 – $40.63 Hourly / $2,674.09 – $3,250.37 Biweekly
DA Investigator II:
$36.90 – $44.85 Hourly / $2,951.69 – $3,587.80 Biweekly


Conducts investigations pertaining to criminal and/or civil cases, or other special assignments as necessary. Prepares and maintains related records and reports.

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.


  • Conducts criminal and civil investigations as assigned
  • Locates suspects; serves search and arrest warrants
  • Negotiates with attorneys for case settlement prior to trial
  • Provides court testimony in criminal cases; testifies in court as an expert witness as requested
  • Assists law enforcement officers with criminal investigations as necessary
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Analyze, evaluate and process appropriate data
  • Observe and remember detailed information
  • Operate firearms within established guidelines
  • Work under stressful or dangerous conditions, occasionally involving considerable personal risk or risk to others
  • React quickly and calmly and use judgment and discretion in emergency and all other situations


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:

  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

District Attorney Investigator I: Six (6) to ten (10) years of experience in criminal justice or investigatory field.

District Attorney Investigator II: Three (3) years of full-time investigative experience gained during employment as a District Attorney Investigator I for a California District Attorney’s Office or three years of full time investigative experience similar to a detective at a Sheriff’s or Police Department may be allowed at the discretion of the District Attorney.


  • Requires a valid California driver’s license.
  • District Attorney Investigator I: Must possess a current Peace Officers Standards of Training (POST) basic law enforcement certificate.
  • District Attorney Investigator II: Must possess a current Peace Officer Standards of Training (POST) intermediate law enforcement certificate


The department is currently recruiting for one (1) vacancy.
In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a District Attorney Investigator I/II, as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list.
Please submit ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you have questions about this recruitment, please contact:
Theresia Sweeney I (530) 527-3053

How to Apply: Visit and search for the job title to apply online.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test (including marijuana) and physical examination provided by the County.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School