County of OrangeSanta Ana 92703
Full Time

Experience with worker’s compensation law and/or healthcare insurance law. Law review experience.

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Deputy District Attorney Iv

County of Orange
Full Time Orange County District Attorney, 300 N Flower St, Santa Ana, CA 92703, United States




As a result of the Board approval on all OCAA-represented classifications this position will be receiving a negotiated salary increase (NSI) of 4.75% effective August 11, 2023, as well as the following future salary increases:

o    Effective June 28, 2024 – 4.25% increase

o    Effective June 27, 2025 – 4.00% increase

 Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.


The eligible list established through this recruitment will be used to fill current and future


Deputy District Attorney IV positions. A Limited-Term position is a position that has no anticipated long-range funding or has uncertain future funding. This l

imited-term position is dependent upon grant funding.

Online applications will be accepted for a minimum of five (5) business days, and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 P.M. PST on the day the County's needs are met.

Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. 
THE DISTRICT ATTORNEYThe  represents the People of the State of California in criminal and civil proceedings, serves the court and criminal justice system, and the Orange County Grand Jury. The mission of the Office of the Orange County District Attorney is to enhance public safety and welfare and to protect and respect crime victims and to create security in the community through the vigorous enforcement of criminal and civil laws in a just, honest, efficient and ethical manner. The Office consists of three major divisions: Legal, Investigative Bureau, and Administration.



s seeking a

Limited-Term Deputy District Attorney IV to serve as a prosecutor assigned to the

who will be primarily responsible for prosecuting and litigating cases involving fraud committed against workers’ compensation insurance and


and disability insurance. The

Deputy District Attorney IV

will be expected to conduct complex legal research and analysis and prepare a variety of motions and memoranda. This attorney will also conduct oral arguments as part of their motion work.  

Please note this is an in office assignment. 

In addition to the minimum qualifications for the

Deputy District Attorney IV

, the ideal candidate will possess at least five (5) years' experience as an attorney with significant

litigation experience in either, prosecution of white collar crimes cases (such as Worker’s Comp Fraud, Healthcare and Disability Fraud or any other Insurance Fraud), or experience litigating civil Qui Tam actions.Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess experience 

drafting a variety of motions and briefs for filing in California state trial court, specifically, drafting responses to demurrers, motions to compel, and oppositions to Penal Code section 995 motions to dismiss. 

In addition to the above, the ideal candidate will possess: 
  • Experience with criminal prosecutions and working knowledge of criminal procedures.
  • Appellate experience drafting writs and/or appeals is highly desirable.
  • Excellent analytical and legal research skills.
  • Excellent writing skills (applicants must submit a self-edited writing sample with the application) 
  • Excellent oral advocacy skills including the ability to concisely, effectively communicate arguments. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other attorneys in the Unit.  
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the Court, counsel, investigators and office staff.
  • Ability to become an expert in the field of insurance.
  • Willingness to conduct training and outreach on behalf of the District Attorney’s Office. 
Additionally, the following experience below is preferred, but not required:
  • Experience with worker’s compensation law and/or healthcare insurance law.
  • Law review experience.
  • Experience with asset seizures pursuant to Penal Code section 186.11.
  • Experience in court proceedings and jury trials. 
  • Active membership in the State Bar of California  
  • Members in good standing of California State Bar and have been assigned a license number, but have inactive membership status are also welcome to apply.  An active California State Bar membership and eligibility to practice law in the State of California must be attained by date of appointment and maintained throughout employment. 
  • Possession of a California Class C Driver License or the ability to use an alternative method of transportation to carry out the essential functions of the job.



to learn more about the minimum qualifications for the Deputy Attorney IV classification

as well as the physical and mental requirements, and environmental conditions.


District Attorney Human Resources screens all application materials for minimum qualifications. After screening, candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be referred to the next step in the recruitment process. All candidates will be notified via e-mail of their status in the process.

Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer)
Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job.  Only  those applications exhibiting qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.

Application Appraisal Panel (Weighted 100%) 

Application materials will be rated by a panel of job knowledge experts for those qualifications most needed to perform the duties of the job. The more qualified candidates will be referred to the next step. This is a competitive process; therefore, be thorough in your responses. 

Based on the Department's needs, the recruitment process listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the recruitment process.

Eligible List

Once the assessment has been completed, District Attorney Human Resources will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.

Candidates under consideration for hire by the District Attorney will be required to pass an extensive background investigation to the satisfaction of the department.
Veterans Employment Preference Policy (VEPP)

The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click


to review the policy.