Deputy District Attorney I/II/III - Ukiah

County Of Mendocino   Ukiah, CA   Full-time     Legal
Posted on December 22, 2021
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Job Requirements and Minimum Qualifications

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Interview victims and witnesses related to crimes; discuss cases with associated parties, such as investigators, police officers, probation officers and other attorneys.
  • Review police reports, defendant files, probation reports, witness statements, evidence, crime scenes and/or other sources to obtain relevant information for cases.
  • Issue subpoenas.
  • Negotiate resolution of cases with defense attorneys and judges.
  • Appear and present in court at various stages of cases, including arraignments, preliminary hearings, pre-trial conferences and/or trials.
  • Research, formulate, draft and file motions, briefs and/or other legal documents.
  • Argue motions in court; present evidence and witness testimony.
  • Prepare cases for presentation at jury trials; coordinate with appropriate relevant parties.
  • Conduct legal research on criminal law issues.
  • Review appropriate documentation to file criminal charges.
  • Review comprehensive investigative and/or other reports.
  • Review current relevant legislation and litigation.
  • May act as a representative for the District Attorney's Office.
  • Maintain and upgrade professional knowledge, skills, and development by attending seminars and training programs and reading trade and professional journals and publications.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

Current membership with the State Bar of California and one (1) year experience as a practicing attorney equivalent to that of the Deputy District Attorney I level; or any combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Licenses and Certifications:

Licensed to practice law in the State of California
Valid Drivers License

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge in:

  • Principles, procedures and practices regarding the practice of law in the State of California.
  • Applicable state, federal and local ordinances, laws, rules and regulations.
  • Record keeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques.
  • Methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis and report presentation.
  • Ethical and professional standards of conduct.
  • Computer applications and hardware related to performance of the essential functions of the job.

Skill in:

  • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
  • Applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks; to understand, interpret and communicate complicated policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

Mental and Physical Ability to:

  • Analyze situations effectively, interpret and apply laws and regulations and recommend effective courses of action.
  • Read, analyze and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures and government regulations.
  • Write reports, motions, briefs and/or other legal documents.
  • Speak effectively before groups and respond to questions.
  • Argue clearly, logically and persuasively in written and oral form.
  • Maintain confidentiality and objectivity.
  • Understand and accept differences in human behavior, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.
  • Prepare and present cases in court; negotiate settlements.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, and speak and hear.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.