County of San Luis ObispoSan Luis Obispo 93408
Permanent

The mission of the department "is to bring justice and safety to our community by aggressively and fairly prosecuting crime and protecting the rights of crime victims.

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Deputy District Attorney Ii/iii/iv

County of San Luis Obispo
Permanent 1035 Palm St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408, United States
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Overview

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is accepting applications for a Deputy District Attorney II, III, and IV.


Deputy District Attorney is part of a career series for Deputy District Attorney I, II, III and IV. Attorneys in these classifications perform professional legal work, consistent with departmental responsibilities.

The mission of the department "is to bring justice and safety to our community by aggressively and fairly prosecuting crime and protecting the rights of crime victims."  We are seeking individuals who share this mission.  This position is responsible for the prosecution of misdemeanor and felony criminal cases.  Our prosecutors are involved in a variety of case types including sexual assault, domestic violence, gang, juvenile, and civil cases involving mental health, family support, consumer law, and environmental law.  A typical day will include appearances in court, preparation of briefs, opinions, pleadings and other legal documents, as well as, the researching, preparation and trying of criminal cases before a judge or jury.


for a complete job description of Deputy District Attorney II.

for a complete job description of Deputy District Attorney III.

for a complete job description of Deputy District Attorney IV.


to take you to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's website.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be an individual who is driven, self-motivated and has a desire to serve their community by seeking and pursuing justice on behalf of victims of crime. Excellent analytical, research, written communication, and verbal advocacy skills are required.
 
Knowledge of:
The canons of professional ethics of the American Bar Association and the related provisions of the California State Bar; the principles and application of criminal and civil law; trial procedures and rules of evidence; legal research methods; legal principles and precedents and their application.
 
Ability to:
 
Present statements of facts, law and arguments clearly and logically in written and oral form; effectively analyze and appraise legal problems and to apply legal principles and precedent to particular sets of facts; establish and maintain effective working relationships.
 
Education and Experience:
All levels must have membership in the California State Bar which must be maintained throughout employment, AND: 
 
Deputy District Attorney I: No experience needed.
 
Deputy District Attorney II: One year of professional legal experience as an attorney in the practice of law.
 
Deputy District Attorney III: Two years of professional legal experience as an attorney in the practice of law.
 
Deputy District Attorney IV: Three years of professional legal experience as an attorney in the practice of law.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Please call 805-781-5959 for assistance or e-mail  for more information.

Veteran's Preference Points 
If you are applying for employment with the County of San Luis Obispo and you served in the United States Armed Forces, you may be eligible for veteran's preference points as part of the recruitment process. Some dependents and survivors of eligible veterans may also be eligible for preference points.   for more information and to learn how to apply for this benefit.  Please note that Veteran’s credits must be on file with the County of San Luis Obispo Veterans Services Office prior to the recruitment closing date indicated on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
The County is an equal opportunity employer. Objectives are directed toward assuring equal opportunity in selection / promotion, pay, and job assignments. Recruitment and selection procedures have been established to ensure non-discrimination on the basis of political or religious opinions or affiliations, age, sex, race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or other non-merit factors. In addition, the County complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act in hiring and retaining employees. For more information contact the Human Resources Department at (805)781-5959. 

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