Deputy District Attorney I

  • 3 County Center Drive, Oroville, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Legal Services

Job Description


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Under close supervision, investigates, prepares and prosecutes misdemeanor cases for Butte County; represents the District Attorney in all aspects of criminal misdemeanor prosecution in Butte County.

FLSA: Exempt

Essential Job Functions

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.
  • Represents the District Attorney in prosecuting persons charged with misdemeanor criminal offenses; consults with supervisor to assure that cases are resolved within office policy guidelines; learns prosecutorial techniques and strategy, and negotiation and trial skills.
  • Reviews citations, arrest reports and other law enforcement documents; gathers facts and data; conducts factual and legal analysis to determine whether charges should be filed.
  • Drafts complaints, briefs, motions and other legal documents; prepares memoranda of law, briefs and other filings and legal documents as required.
  • Reviews motions filed in cases, provides assessment and recommendations, and disposes of motions in accordance with instructions given by the District Attorney and judicial officers; receives and reviews documents, memoranda, briefs and other filings; reviews filings for jurisdictional and statutory requirements; attends conferences with defense counsel concerning settlement of cases.
  • Manages assigned cases; coordinates with law enforcement agencies; confers with witnesses and victims of crime; negotiates plea agreements with defense counsel as directed; develops trial strategy for approval by supervisor.
  • Represents the District Attorney at hearings and trials; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case; compiles and presents evidence; brings cases before the court and argues facts of the case in relation to points of law, case law and legal precedent; interviews and cross-examines witnesses.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate (JD) degree required.
  • Must be licensed by the Bar to practice law in the State of California, remain active with all California Bar annual requirements.
  • Successfully pass a background investigation, fingerprinting, criminal and other relevant records checks.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed in an office environment.
  • May be required to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds; work also involves the potential for high stress levels and exposure to hostile situations.

Job Address

3 County Center Drive, Oroville, California 95965 United States View Map