El Dorado County seeks new Assistant District Attorney

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 05, 2017 / comments

Placerville, CA Full Time 01-04-2017

Practice Areas: Criminal, Civil, Trial Job #: 1612-5205 Exp.: 5+ Years



This class has ongoing supervisory responsibility as well as responsibility for assisting the Chief Assistant District Attorney with departmental administrative matters. The incumbent also acts as senior counsel in the prosecution of serious, controversial and high penalty cases. This class is distinguished from Chief Assistant District Attorney in that the latter is responsible for day-to-day oversight of departmental activities in addition to carrying a full caseload.


Examples of Essential Functions

  • Plans, organizes, administers, reviews and evaluates the activities of professional and support staff; assists in the selection of staff and provides for their training and professional development.
  • Provides technical advice to attorneys in the office; prosecutes the more complex, difficult, sensitive and high penalty civil and criminal cases.
  • Provides input into the development of goals, policies, procedures, work standards and the departmental budget.
  • Assists and advises the Sheriff and other local law enforcement agencies
  • with investigations and potential prosecution.
  • Serves as a staff prosecution attorney by: Interviewing suspected criminals, witnesses and others to determine the potential of the case for successful prosecution.
  • Preparing and conducting case prosecution, from pretrial through appellate stages.
  • Negotiating with defense attorneys for case disposition or modifica­tion. Performing trial work, including jury selection, examination and cross-examination and arguing the prosecution case.
  • Monitors legal developments including legislation and court decisions related to the prosecution of both criminal and civil actions and evaluates their impact upon County operations.
  • Represents the District Attorney's office in meetings with a variety of public and private groups and individuals.
  • Assists and advises County management in cases involving potential prosecution.
  • Attendance and punctuality that is observant of scheduled hours on a regular basis.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education & Experience Requirements (typing "See Resume" in application will not be accepted)

Where college degrees and/or college course credits are required, degrees and college units must be obtained from an accredited college or university. Courses from non-accredited institutions will not be evaluated for this requirement.



Equivalent to graduation from a college or university plus an appropriate law degree,





  • Five (5) years of experience in the active practice of law in the State of California.
  • Experience in the prosecution of varied criminal and civil cases, extensive trial experience, and prior lead or supervisory experience are desirable.


Other Requirements:

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license. Must be a member in good standing of the California State Bar Association.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and procedures of civil and criminal law, especially as related to the prosecution of civil and criminal cases through the District Attorney's office.
  • State and federal laws and constitutional provisions affecting the prosecution of cases from pretrial through appeal.
  • Principles, methods and practices of legal research and investigation.
  • Judicial procedures and rules of evidence.
  • Pleadings and practices and effective techniques in the presentation of trial cases.
  • County government organization, structure and functional responsibilities.
  • Basic budgetary principles and practices.


Skill in:

  • Planning, organizing, directing and reviewing the work of assigned staff.
  • Training staff and providing professional advice.
  • Assisting in developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards.
  • Performing complex legal research, analyzing multi-faceted problems, evaluating alternatives and making sound recommendations.
  • Prepare clear, concise and complete legal documentation and reports, correspondence and other written materials.


Ability to:

  • Exercise independent judgment within general policy guidelines and legal parameters.
  • Analyze and apply legal principles and precedents and make effective court and hearing presentations.
  • Represent the County effectively in hearings, courts of law and meetings with others.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.


How to Apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/edcgov/jobs/1620655/assistant-district-attorney/apply


Closing Date: 09th January, 2017