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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileDeputy District Attorney I-II Duties: To perform professional legal work in the enforcement of criminal law by prosecuting and trying misdemeanor and felony cases; to provide leadership to legal support staff as assigned; and to perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Deputy District Attorney I: Assists more senior Deputy District Attorneys in the preparation of cases for prosecution by the District Attorney’s Office and in handling court procedures. Receives, reviews, and evaluates complaints and sheriff’s reports for all types of misdemeanor cases. Interviews complainants, witnesses, criminals and other individuals relevant to assigned cases. Assists in the preparation and editing of legal documents. Assists in conducting legal training sessions for various law enforcement and regulatory agencies. Provides leadership and coordination of para-professional and clerical support staff as assigned. Prepares and submits reports and special studies as required. Performs general administrative work as required, including attending meetings, preparing correspondence, reviewing mail and literature, etc. Deputy District Attorney II: (In addition to the above): Receives, reviews, and evaluates complaints and sheriff’s reports for all types of criminal cases. Prepares, files and prosecutes child support services, juvenile and criminal cases handled by the District Attorney’s Office. Provides advice regarding legal implications, and handles court procedures. Negotiates and corresponds with defense attorneys, suspects and/or other relevant individuals and agencies. Prepares and edits legal documents. Conducts legal training sessions for various law enforcement and regulatory agencies under the direction of the District Attorney or Deputy District Attorney III. Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints. Assists in coordinating department activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations as appropriate. Represents the department in meetings with other individuals, agencies and organizations.
Qualification and Experience
High school or GED equivalency is required. Graduation from an accredited law school. Current membership in the State Bar of California.
Deputy District Attorney II: 2 years of full-time equivalent increasingly responsible professional legal work in family and/or criminal law; or one year as a Deputy District Attorney I in Mariposa County.
Deputy District Attorney I: Pertinent federal, state and county laws and regulations. Current principles and practices of family, criminal, statutory and constitutional law. Courtroom / judicial procedures and processes; rules of evidence. Methods and practices of pleading and effective techniques in the presentation of cases in court. Methods and techniques of legal research. Established precedents, case law and sources of legal reference applicable to District Attorney’s Office activities. Functions and authorities of other criminal justice organizations. Modern office practices and technology, including the use of computers for word processing and records management. Report and business letter preparation techniques. English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Safe work practices.
Deputy District Attorney II: (In addition to the above): Effective public relations strategies. Principles of leadership and supervision.
Deputy District Attorney I: Effectively prosecute criminal cases with supervision. Interpret and make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations and policies. Analyze federal and state legislation. Understand and execute written and oral instructions. Organize, interpret and apply legal principles and knowledge to complex legal problems. Conduct research on complex legal problems and prepare sound legal opinions. Evaluate investigative reports to determine appropriate charges, strategies for prosecution or settlement, and follow-up required. Present statements of fact, law and argument clearly and logically in written and oral form. Analyze a variety of legal documents and instruments. Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion. Appraise situations and people accurately and quickly and adopt an effective course of action. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work. React professionally at all times, dealing with sensitive, political or controversial situations with tact and diplomacy. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Represent the County effectively in meetings with others and make formal presentations to various groups. Maintain records and prepare required reports. Perform required mathematical computations with accuracy. Use computers for word processing and records management.
Deputy District Attorney II: (In addition to the above): Effectively prosecute criminal cases with limited supervision. Coordinate and supervise the work of others. Develop operational policies and procedures. Interact effectively with the news media while protecting prosecution interests. Exercise sound independent judgment within general policy guidelines.
CLOSING DATE: 03/23/18 05:00 PM
5101 Jones Street
Post Office Box 730
Mariposa, CA 95338