Deputy District Attorney III - IV

  • County of Yolo
  • Woodland, California
  • Apr 08, 2021
Legal Services

Job Description

Description

The County of Yolo is recruiting for two regular, full-time positions in the class of Deputy District Attorney at the Yolo County District Attorney's Office. The candidate selected will be placed at the Deputy District Attorney III or IV level depending on their background and experience, and at the discretion of the appointing authority. The salary range for the Deputy District Attorney III/IV classification levels are as follows:
Deputy District Attorney III: $104,378 - $126,871 Annually
Deputy District Attorney IV: $122,560 - $148,956 Annually
Interested applicants are required to submit an online County of Yolo Employment Application , a completed Supplemental Questionnaire , a detailed resume , and verification of CA State Bar licensure (a printout from the "Attorney Search" section of the California State Bar website is acceptable). These positions are open until filled and submitted applications will be reviewed on a regular basis. The applications of qualified individuals will be forwarded to the District Attorney's Office for additional consideration.

For important and detailed information regarding the application and selection process for this recruitment, please see the APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS section of this job announcement below. Deputy District Attorney III
Definition
Under general supervision, serves as a trial attorney in the prosecution of individuals; performs other related legal work as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics
This is the advanced journey level in the Deputy District Attorney Series. Persons appointed to this class are generally assigned more difficult and sensitive civil or criminal cases and the preparation of legal opinions on problems which are complex and have far-reaching implications.
Deputy District Attorney IV

Definition
Under general direction, serves as a litigation specialist in the prosecution of individuals; performs other related legal work as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics
This is the litigation specialist level in Deputy District Attorney Series. Persons appointed to this class serve as litigation specialists and have, as a primary responsibility, defense or prosecution of, major felonies and or complex civil litigation. For purposes of this classification, a major felony is defined as :(1) a serious or violent offense specified under Penal Code Section 667, 667.5 or 1192.7; or (2) an unusually complex case. Persons appointed to this class may coordinate countywide programs such as consumer fraud detection, dispute resolution, environmental law, family support, or child abduction.

Essential Functions

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Employment Standards

Deputy District Attorney III
Experience: Three (3) years of experience in the practice of law; One (1) year of experience as journey-level attorney in any county in the State of California.

License: Active membership in the State Bar of California.

Knowledge of: legal principles and their application; criminal law and procedures; constitutional law and procedures; administrative law and procedures; rules of evidence; trial procedures; know duties and responsibilities and role of a prosecutor; legal research methods; appellate court proceedings; civil law and procedures; consumer fraud law and procedures.

Ability to: analyze, apply and present legal principles, facts, evidence and arguments clearly and logically in written and oral form; deal effectively and tactfully with the general public and others contacted in the course of work; be alert to, identify, analyze and be sensitive to subtleties of verbal and nonverbal communication by clients, witnesses and others; prosecute individuals in adversarial proceedings including, but not limited to: preliminary hearings, violation of probation hearings, court trials, and jury trials; interview clients, victims and witnesses under crowded and noisy conditions; formally address judges, hearing officers and juries; quickly read, analyze and comprehend complex files and/or transcripts under crowded and noisy conditions and while in the process of participating in the prosecution or defense of individuals in judicial proceedings; transport many files from one courtroom to another, from one office to another, while climbing stairs and while under tight deadlines; reason logically; conduct work in dusty, dirty, confined and crowded environments; exercise sound judgment; work irregular hours; operate a computer terminal with sufficient proficiency to perform the duties of this job.

Deputy District Attorney IV
Experience: Four (4) years experience in the practice of law or three (3) years experience as an attorney with the County of Yolo.

Licensure: Active membership in the State Bar of California.

Special Requirement: Attorneys assigned to "special services" legal work must have one (1) year of experience in general civil law or in the civil and criminal prosecution of consumer or environmental law.

Knowledge of: legal complexities of major felony prosecution; legal principles and their application; rules of evidence; trial procedures; duties, responsibilities and role of a prosecutor; criminal law and procedures; constitutional law and procedures; civil law and procedures; appellate court proceedings; consumer fraud law procedures; environmental law and procedures; administrative law and procedures; rules of evidence; know duties and responsibilities and role of a prosecutor and defense attorney for indigent clients; legal research methods.

Ability to: analyze, apply and present legal principles, facts, evidence and arguments clearly and logically in written and oral form; deal effectively and tactfully with the general public and others contacted in the course of work; be alert to, identify, analyze and be sensitive to subtleties of verbal and nonverbal communication by clients, witnesses and others; prosecute, individuals in adversarial proceedings including, but not limited to: preliminary hearings, violation of probation hearings, court trials, and jury trials; formally address judges, hearing officers and juries; transport many files from one courtroom to another, from one office to another, while climbing stairs and while under tight deadlines; reason logically; operate a computer terminal with sufficient proficiency to perform the duties of this job; coordinate the work of professional and support staff; exercise sound judgment; quickly read, analyze and comprehend complex files and/or transcripts under crowed and noisy conditions while in the process of participating in the prosecution of individuals in judicial proceedings; interview victims and witnesses under crowded and noisy conditions; work irregular hours; conduct work in dusty, dirty, confined and crowded environments.

Driver's License: Some positions in this classification may require incumbents to possess and maintain a valid California driver's license, Class C or higher, to carry out job related duties. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical or mental disability may request a reasonable accommodation.

Application & Selection Process

Application Process

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Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the final filing date. Application information must be current, concise, and related to the requirements in this job announcement. In addition to a completed application, applicants are required to submit a detailed resume, a completed supplemental questionnaire, and verification of CA State Bar licensure (a printout from the "Attorney Search" section of the California State Bar website is acceptable) for this position. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.

Additional documents may be submitted to the Yolo County Human Resources Office in any one or more of the following ways:
  • As an attachment to the online application
  • By e-mail to jobs@yolocounty.org
  • By fax to (530) 666-8049
  • By hand-delivery to 625 Court Street, Room 101, Woodland, CA 95695. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
All required documents must be received by the Human Resources Office. Human Resources is not responsible for the untimely delivery of materials sent via U.S./specialized mail, or County interoffice mail.

Selection Procedure
The following is a tentative schedule of events that will occur as part of the selection process. The selection process steps may change with or without notice.

Continuously: Screen for Minimum Qualifications
Continuously: Screen for Best Qualified
TBD: Department Selection Interviews
TBD: Reference Checks
TBD: Tentative Job Offer/Background Investigation/Drug & Alcohol Screen

Screening for Best Qualified
The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification. If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely. Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question. If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question. Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated to determine those applicants that are best qualified.

Contact Information
For questions about the position or about employment with the County, please contact Human Resources by e-mail at jobs@yolocounty.org or by phone at (530) 666-8055.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the County of Yolo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance. The County will comply with all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants. Reasonable testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities or who are unable to attend a scheduled test due to religious reasons in accordance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please call the County of Yolo Human Resources Office at (530) 666-8055 at least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled test date to request accommodation. Documentation from a medical doctor, rehabilitation counselor, or other qualified professional will be required.

Job Address

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