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Deputy District Attorney I/II/III

Company: Trinity, County of CA
Location: Weaverville
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

JOB
Deputy District Attorney I:Under general direction, to perform professional criminal legal work and legal research; to represent the District Attorney's Office on legal assignments; and to do related work as required.Deputy District Attorney II:Under general direction, to perform a variety of professional criminal legal work and legal research; to represent the District Attorney's Office on a variety of legal assignments; to plan and coordinate investigation for the prosecution of legal cases; and to do related work as required.Deputy District Attorney III:Under general direction, to perform a variety of the more complex professional legal work and legal research; to represent the District Attorney's Office on assigned cases; to plan and coordinate investigation for the prosecution of legal cases; and to do related work as required.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
(The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)Deputy District Attorney I/IIPerforms professional legal assignments and research; performs criminal prosecutions for both misdemeanors and felonies; receives and reviews complaints, examining evidence, interviewing witnesses, investigating crime scenes, and reviewing police reports to determine if criminal prosecution is warranted; authorizes and drafts criminal complaints, information, and other legal documents to support criminal prosecutions; conducts pleadings, arraignments, pre-trial agreements, and other aspects of trial work; appears in court, preparing and presenting cases at preliminary hearings, trials, and Grand Jury proceedings; -analyzes the facts of cases and legal precedents for preliminary hearing motions, stipulations, or waivers; confers with judges and/or opposition attorneys regarding modifications, withdrawing charges, and changing charges; negotiates case settlements; provides briefings and oral arguments; anticipates and prepares for legal reasoning of opposition attorneys; drafts jury instructions; presents opening statements; interrogates and cross examines witnesses; argues points of law; presents final arguments and summations; reviews court records, analyzes evidence, and prepares appellate briefs; works with local law enforcement agencies on cases; may be responsible for preparation of family support legal -cases.Deputy District Attorney III:Performs a variety of the more complex professional legal assignments and research; performs criminal prosecutions for both misdemeanors and felonies; receives and reviews complaints, examining evidence, interviewing witnesses, investigating crime scenes, and reviewing police reports to determine if criminal prosecution is warranted; authorizes and drafts criminal complaints, information, and other legal documents to support criminal prosecutions; conducts pleadings, arraignments, pre-trial agreements, and other aspects of trial work; appears In court, preparing and presenting cases at preliminary hearings, trials, and Grand Jury - - -proceedings; analyzes the facts of cases and legal precedents for preliminary hearing motions, stipulations, or waivers; confers with judges and/or opposition attorneys regarding modifications, withdrawing charges, and changing charges; negotiates case settlements; provides briefings and oral arguments; anticipates and prepares for legal reasoning of opposition attorneys; drafts jury instructions; presents opening statements; interrogates and cross examines witnesses; argues points of law; presents final arguments and summations; reviews court records, analyzes evidence, and prepares appellate briefs; works with local law enforcement agencies on cases; plans and coordinates investigations for gathering and preparing evidence for criminal cases; may be responsible for planning, coordination, and preparation of family support legal cases.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:Principles of Criminal, Constitutional, Civil, and Administrative Law. -California codes and statutes applicable to criminal and civil law. -Judicial procedures and the rules of evidence. -Legal research methods.Interviewing techniques. -Computers and software used in professional legal work. - - - - - - - - -Ability to:Perform professional legal and legal research work. -Analyze facts and apply legal precedents and principles to assigned cases. -Prepare and present cases at all levels of the court system. -Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. -Prepare and present a variety of special reports. -Operate a computer and use appropriate software in the performance of professional legal work. Effectively represent the District Attorney's Office with the public, courts, law enforcement agencies, and other government jurisdictions. -Establish and maintain cooperative working relationshipsDeputy District Attorney III:Maintain administrative responsibility for an assigned area of legal services.Training and Experience:Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. -A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:Deputy District Attorney I: -Completion of requisite legal training and eligibility for membership in the State Bar of California.Deputy District Attorney II:Two (2) years of professional work experience in performing criminal law work comparable to that of a Deputy District Attorney I with Trinity County.Deputy District Attorney III:Two (2) years of professional work experience in performing criminal law work comparable to that of a Deputy District Attorney II with Trinity County. -Special Requirements:Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License. -Deputy District Attorney I:Current membership in the State Bar of California must be achieved within six (6) months of employment or appointment in this job class will be terminated.Deputy District Attorney II/III:Current membership in the State Bar of California.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSSit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX. - -TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONSWork is performed in an office environment and courtroom environment; occasionally works outside; continuous contact with other staff.SALARY:Deputy District Attorney I: -$5,455.65 - $6,631.38 / MonthDeputy District Attorney II: -$6,026.44 - $7,325.17 / MonthDeputy District Attorney III:$6,927.23 - $8,420.10 / Month

Keywords: Trinity, County of CA, Redding , Deputy District Attorney I/II/III, Legal , Weaverville, California

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