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ProfileDeputy District Attorney III The candidate, under general direction, practices criminal/civil law in the prosecution of individuals accused of violating state and/or local laws. Determines appropriate charges for filing, through reviewing and analyzing evidence, police reports and related documents. Prepares cases for presentation in Court by, witnesses examining evidence, researching legal decisions and laws; obtaining investigative support; may visit scene of crime; interviews victims and witnesses; assesses the potential of hostile witness testimony; prepares victims and witnesses for court appearances; prepares motions, legal briefs, appeals, correspondence and related documents. Meets and communicates with defense attorneys and law enforcement representatives regarding status of case or related issues. Provides legal advice or information to law enforcement representatives; provides information as appropriate to the general public, the media and community organizations; participates in search warrant duty assignment to provide legal advice to local law enforcement agencies in preparing and executing legal and proper search warrants. Manages an assigned caseload; coordinates court dates and other schedules with all concerned parties; may act as a team leader for attorneys and support staff. May be assigned to lead the work of a prosecution team and/or to train other attorneys in practices and procedures specific to prosecution work or assigned work section.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have 1+ year of criminal prosecution and trial experience as a Deputy District Attorney II or its equivalent (a total of 1.5 years of criminal prosecution and trial experience as a Deputy District Attorney) which demonstrates possession of and competency in requisite knowledge and abilities. 4 years of experience in the general practice of law may be substituted for the 2 years of criminal law experience. Should have significant prior felony jury trial experience in any one or more of the following Major Crimes areas, such as: homicide, sexual assault, gangs, domestic violence, human trafficking and career criminal. Must have thorough knowledge of criminal laws, civil codes related to areas of special assignments, code of civil procedure; and rules of evidence; legal research methods; courtroom and trial procedures; department policies and operations; effective interviewing techniques; search and seizure laws; effective evidence/data gathering techniques. Should have ability to analyze and properly evaluate evidence and cases; interview witnesses to obtain required information; deal effectively with people of various socio-economic backgrounds and temperaments; work effectively with others who have objectives counter to assigned role; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; conduct detailed legal research; understand, interpret and explain laws, regulations and policies governing prosecution of felonies and misdemeanors; make decisions and independent judgments; project consequences of decisions; collect data to draw logical conclusions and make appropriate recommendations; comply with laws, regulations and professional practices governing prosecution program services and operations; secure cooperation and teamwork among professional and/or support staff; organize and prioritize work assignments; research case law, regulations, procedures and/or technical reference materials; prepare a wide variety of legal documents; prepare and present cases in court and at hearings; develop and implement prosecution strategies; present statements of law clearly and logically in both written and verbal form; assess the potential of hostile witness or victim testimony; demonstrate tact, patience and diplomacy. Active membership in the California State Bar Association is required. Independent travel may be required.
Recruitment #: 17-313130-02
Solano County District Attorney's Office
600 Union Avenue
Fairfield, CA 94591