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Deputy District Attorney IV

Company: San Joaquin County
Location: stockton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Introduction

This examination is being given to fill vacancies at the most experienced level in the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office and to establish an eligible list which may be used to fill future vacancies.

Pre-Employment Drug Screening and Background Investigation: Potential new hires into this classification are required to successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background investigation as a condition of employment. Final appointment cannot be made unless the eligible has passed the drug screen and background investigation. The County pays for the initial drug screen.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.

TYPICAL DUTIES

Prepares and prosecutes criminal and some civil matters in both court and jury trials and hearings; examines and cross examines witnesses; presents oral arguments; prepares and prosecutes appeals; conducts post-conviction proceedings.

Refuses or approves and issues complaints in criminal matters; advises law enforcement agencies on legal and evidentiary matters prior to issuance of criminal complaints; interviews and advises complainants and witnesses; prepares search warrants and arrest warrants.

Researches, analyzes and interprets existing laws and ordinances, court decisions, pending legislation and other legal authorities; assists in drafting legislation for special County and State projects.

Prepares and reviews briefs, memoranda, opinions and civil and criminal pleadings.

Conducts mediation hearings to resolve legal problems without further court action.

Confers with defense attorneys, probation authorities, court officials and law enforcement agencies to discuss pleas, modification of charges, presentation and review of evidence and other legal matters.

Serves as advisor to the Grand Jury.

Advises the general public, State and local departments and law enforcement officers on civil and criminal issues and proceedings; advises and directs law enforcement agencies on questions of law in criminal investigation matters.

May advise and train law enforcement personnel and client agencies in criminal and civil law.

May supervise clerical, research and investigate staff and other attorneys.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Membership in the California State Bar.

Experience:Three years experience in the practice of criminal law.

Substitution:Three years of experience in the practice of Family law may be substituted for criminal law experience.This substitution may only apply towards positions in the Family Support Division.

KNOWLEDGE

Principles of criminal and civil law and their application, trial and hearing procedures; rules of evidence; State and local laws and ordinances; legal research methods; preparation of briefs and opinions.

ABILITY

Analyze legal principles and precedents and to apply them to complex factual legal problems; present statements of fact, law and argument clearly and logically in written and oral form; draft opinions, pleadings and briefs; independently present cases in court before judicial officials; communicate and cooperate with fellow staff members, agency representatives, judicial officers and the general public; and exercise independent judgment, discretion and initiative, especially in the charging and plea bargaining of criminal violations aid in the application of limited law enforcement resources and in the decision to seek capital punishment.

Keywords: San Joaquin County, Stockton , Deputy District Attorney IV, Other , stockton, California

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