|$69.38 - $86.63/hour; $12,025.87 - $15,015.87/month; $144,310.40 - $180,190.40/year
|1/2/2024 5:00:00 PM
Permanent/Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Roseville, California (Granite Bay, Loomis, Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville)
|Additional Forms Required
Veterans DD214 (if applicable)
This continuous recruitment will remain open for the calendar year, or until the final filing date, whichever occurs first. The eligible list established from this continuous recruitment will expire by the end of the calendar year. Applicants will be eligible to reapply and take an examination if a new recruitment opens the following calendar year.
Placer County is currently accepting applications for Deputy District Attorney I, III, and IV. Each level in this job series has different minimum qualifications. To be eligible for more than one level in the series, you must complete and submit separate applications and supplemental questionnaires for each recruitment:
Deputy District Attorney I #2024-14120-01
Deputy District Attorney III #2024-14119-01
Deputy District Attorney IV #2024-14123-01
To be included in the first round of application screening, submit your application by 5:00 pm, on January 17, 2024.
Following this date, applications will be screened on a bi-weekly basis.
Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play, and learn! For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov.
Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.
For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website.
To perform professional legal work within the District Attorney's Office; to prepare and present civil and criminal cases in court; and to perform related work as assigned.
This is a multi-level class series in which incumbents may be assigned to any one of four levels, depending upon organizational needs, professional legal experience, individual expertise and skill, proficiency gained, and the complexity and sensitivity of assigned cases. Positions in these classes are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the entry level. Progression from one level to the next is at the discretion of the appointing authority, provided the minimum qualifications are met.
Deputy District Attorney IV is the full working level assigned to employees with at least three years of experience practicing law. Employees at this level are generally assigned more difficult and sensitive cases, are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit and may be required to prepare legal opinions on problems that are complex and have far-reaching implications. At this level, employees are required to use independent judgement in carrying out assignments and are expected to prosecute the full range of civil and criminal cases tried before the Court.
These classes are distinguished from the Senior Deputy District Attorney in that the latter is responsible for providing lead direction to a functional or geographic area and presents the most complex and sensitive cases in court.
Receives direction from a Supervising Deputy District Attorney or other management staff and receives technical and functional supervision from a Senior Deputy District Attorney.
May exercise technical and functional supervision over legal staff.
Experience: One year of responsible professional legal experience performing duties similar to a Deputy District Attorney III with Placer County or three years of professional legal experience. Acceptable areas of practice include, but are not limited to, criminal law, consumer fraud, environmental protection, or asset forfeiture.
Training: Active membership in the California State Bar.
Required License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
Training & Experience Rating (100%)
Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.
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. 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.
The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.
Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here.
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 (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), reproductive health decision making, political orientation, 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.
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|This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.