Placer Employment Opportunities

District Attorney

Recruitment #2020-19506-01


The Placer County District Attorney retired effective December 30, 2019, resulting in a vacancy in the Office of the District Attorney.  This is an elective County office.  Elected County officials are regularly chosen by the people every four years unless otherwise provided in the Government Code.  When a mid-term vacancy occurs in an elective County office, the Board of Supervisors must appoint a successor.  This appointment does not change the term of office.  The person appointed to fill this vacancy will hold the office for the unexpired term; i.e., until Monday, January 2, 2023 at 11:59 a.m., succeeding the next general election.   


The District Attorney serves as the Public Prosecutor, assists victims and survivors of crime, protects the health and well-being of children while deterring juveniles from criminal activity, assists with investigations conducted by law enforcement and makes reasonable and ethical decisions when initiating prosecution.  The District Attorney attends court and conducts prosecutions for public offenses.  Included in these public offenses are the prosecution of all felonies, misdemeanors, and juvenile criminal offenses; certain civil offenses including consumer fraud and environmental crimes; and, the investigation of such offenses to be presented to the court in the interest of public protection.  The Placer County District Attorney manages a department consisting of approximately 118 employees, of whom 44 are attorneys.  The Office’s operating budget for Fiscal Year 2019/20 is approximately $25 million.  In addition to offices in Roseville, there is a branch office in the North Lake Tahoe region. 


To qualify for appointment to the office of District Attorney, the appointee must be at least 18 years of age, a citizen of California, a registered voter of this County, and admitted to practice in the California Supreme Court.  These requirements may not be waived. 

It is desirable that candidates be experienced in the practice of criminal law, have demonstrated organization and management ability, and possess strong interpersonal communication skills. 


To be considered for this opportunity, applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume, responses to the supplemental questions, and three professional references. Options to submit the application packet include:

An email to


Postal mail or in-person, addressed to:

Judy McKeig, Executive Secretary
Placer County Human Resources
145 Fulweiler Avenue, Suite 200
Auburn, CA 95603


Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph) and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications, and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process and a state summary criminal history report [Penal Code Section 11105(b)(11)] may be requested by the County for employment certification purposes.  Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.


Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.


The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.

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