Deputy District Attorney III

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

Job Description


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Under limited supervision, investigates, prepares and prosecutes felony and misdemeanor cases for Butte County; represents the District Attorney in the management of legal issues, and all aspects of general felony 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 felony and misdemeanor criminal offenses; assures that cases are resolved within office policy guidelines.
  • Reviews citations, arrest reports and other law enforcement documents; conducts factual and legal analysis to determine whether felony charges should be filed based on the facts of law and evidence.
  • Conducts legal research; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case; prepares and presents memoranda of law, briefs and other legal documents as required.
  • Reviews motions filed in cases, provides assessment and recommendations, and resolves as needed; receives and reviews memoranda, briefs and other filings; reviews filings for jurisdictional and statutory requirements; conducts conferences with defense counsel concerning settlement of cases.
  • Manages assigned cases; advises law enforcement agencies; confers with witnesses and victims of crime; negotiates plea agreements with defense counsel; anticipates problems and pursues solutions; establishes trial strategy.
  • Represents the District Attorney at Grand Jury proceedings; presents evidence and questions witnesses before the Grand Jury; identifies and develops written materials, exhibits and related trial presentations.
  • Represents the District Attorney at trials; brings cases before the court; examines witnesses and argues facts of the case in relation to points of law, case law and legal precedent; develops and presents jury instructions and closing arguments; and manages sentencing hearings.
  • Guides and assists paralegals, secretaries and clerks; provides training, counseling and professional assistance on legal writing skills and professional responsibilities.
  • Advises law enforcement agencies during investigations; assists in the development of trial preparation and presentation skills for deputies and officers; responds to law enforcement agencies' inquiries regarding search warrants and charging decisions.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate (JD) degree required.
  • Two (2) years relevant experience in a criminal trial practice.
  • 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