Assistant District Attorney (#EL2390)
$99.93-$121.47 Hourly / $17,321.65-$21,054.57 Monthly / $207,859.83-$252,654.93 Yearly


Under general direction, performs legal administrative work in assisting the management of the District Attorney's Office; participates in the professional legal work of the Office; and does related or other work.


An incumbent of this single position, exempt class is responsible for assisting in department administration by planning and supervising assigned functions of the office and for participating in the preparation and defense of a variety of criminal and some civil matters.


  • Assists in the management of the District Attorney's Office; assists in establishing and implementing policies and procedures; recommends organization and procedural changes as needed; acts for the District Attorney in his absence.
  • Plans, organizes and directs assigned functions of the District Attorney's Office; reviews and evaluates the work of subordinates; supervises and participates in the training of subordinates; participates in the selection of personnel.
  • Consults with and advises subordinate staff on complex cases and other legal matters; advisees subordinate supervisors in the evaluation of cases for prosecution and disposition.
  • Supervises and participates in the establishment of workload and performance standards; program evaluation methods; and the selection, training, orientation, and evaluation of legal and investigative staff.
  • Coordinates the work of the District Attorney's Office with other agencies and other divisions in the department.
  • Ensures that staff remains current on laws of evidence, penal code, criminal procedure and rules of evidence.
  • Represents the District Attorney's Office before various civic, professional, educational, and other groups.
  • Prepares correspondence, reports, and briefs.
  • Provides liaison to organized professional groups furthering the implementation of changes in legislation to improve the criminal justice system overall.


Experience:  Five years in the practice of criminal law.


Principles and practices of management and supervision; duties, powers and limitations of authority of the District Attorney's Office on law enforcement and criminal mattes; all phases of criminal law and its application; trial procedure and rules of evidence, methods of investigation. 


Plan, organize and direct the work of others; analyze and apply legal principles; establish effective working relationships; communicate effectively, orally and in writing; develop and maintain sound workflow procedures.


San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: EL2390; EST: 8/1/1987;