The Eligible List established by this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies on a regular full-time, part-time, or temporary basis.
DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY / PROSECUTOR III: (Salary: $9,693 – $13,238 Monthly)
The Deputy District Attorney III / Prosecutor III is the third level in the career series. Incumbents at this level are expected to independently manage a difficult criminal/civil caseload involving complex legal research and interpretation.
DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY / PROSECUTOR IV: (Salary: $12,118 – $16,551 Monthly)
The Deputy District Attorney IV / Prosecutor IV is the highest level in the career series. Incumbents at this level independently manage the most difficult criminal/civil cases.
Examples of Duties
- Prepares and prosecutes cases by presenting opening statements, interrogating and cross-examining witnesses, introducing evidence, making relevant objections, arguing points of law, and presenting closing arguments.
- Researches questions of law and evidence and applies statutory and decisional case law, along with such other legal treatises as may be required, in the preparation of cases for hearing in court.
- Attends scheduled court hearings such as arraignments, pretrial hearings and motions, sentencing and probation revocations, and forfeiture proceedings.
- Prepares legal briefs, motions, memorandums of points and authorities, documents and pleadings.
- Interviews victims, police officers and witnesses.
- Determines the nature of follow-up investigations needed for trial or settlement.
- Marshals, reviews and prepares evidence for presentation in court, mediation or other resolution proceedings.
- Negotiates the appropriate disposition of cases without going to trial.
- Evaluates requests for the issuance of criminal or civil complaints; analyzes evidence presented for sufficiency and determines if additional evidence is required.
- Advises the general public and law enforcement personnel on criminal and other matters affecting the health and safety of consumers.
- May be assigned to train and/or serve as lead worker over less experienced attorneys.
To view the complete job description visit the Monterey County website:
Pursuant to Section 6060 of the Business and Professionals Code, current, valid membership in the California State Bar is required by date of hire.
A combination of experience, education and/or training which substantially demonstrates the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Working Knowledge of:
- The duties, responsibilities, powers and limitations of the Office of the District Attorney.
- The ethical standards that apply to prosecutors and attorneys.
- The methods of legal research and writing.
- The rules of evidence.
Thorough Knowledge of:
- The principals of criminal and civil law, criminal procedure, and trial practice.
- Statutory, constitutional and decisional criminal laws of the State of California.
Skills and Abilities to:
- Use a computer.
- Gather and evaluate complex data and draw logical conclusions; evaluate facts and formulate an effective course of action.
- Read, interpret and apply the principles contained in statutes, published court decisions and other relevant legal precedent.
- Orally communicate complex information and concepts to persons of divergent socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds; present persuasive arguments as an advocate in a clear and reasoned manner; and interrogate and cross examine witnesses in a courtroom.
- Write clearly and concisely.
- Organize large quantities of complex material in a logical manner for presentation in court.
- Effectively and logically present evidence in complicated criminal proceedings.
- Recognize and evaluate approaches to situations of a potentially sensitive nature.
- Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during work.
- Independently manage increasingly difficult cases under general supervision.
- Think creatively; develop new methods, procedures or approaches to achieve desired results.
- Train and review the work of less experienced staff.
Additional InformationThe required conditions of employment include but are not limited to:
- Successfully complete a thorough background investigation which will include a record of any criminal convictions.
- Respond to law enforcement requests for assistance when on-duty.
- Independently manage a heavy caseload, occasionally requiring extra hours of work.
- Rotate between the Salinas and Monterey offices and courthouses.
Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the “Unit E – Deputy District Attorneys” Benefit Summary Sheet, please visit our website. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract.
On July 30, 2021 the County of Monterey Board of Supervisors took action to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for all employees to include new hires. The vaccination requirement is in accordance with Section 25 of the County of Monterey Emergency Response Manual and COVID-19 Prevention Program Link. Applicants who accept employment with the County of Monterey, will be required to be fully vaccinated. However, individuals may request medical or religious exemptions and will be required to complete the appropriate request and certification forms for review and approval no later than their start date. Medical /Religion.
As a condition of employment, prospective employees may be required to submit to a background review which may include a review of information concerning present and/or prior employment, driving record, and record of any criminal convictions. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly, and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary
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