Examples of Duties This recruitment is being established to obtain a current eligible list for both full time and Extra-Help vacancies. Extra-Help are not entitled to county benefits and are limited to a maximum of 25 hours per week. Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Receives and reviews complaints filed in all types of cases.
- Examines the evidence, interrogates witnesses, and investigates the scene of the crime.
- Determines if a crime has been committed, and whether the evidence justifies prosecution.
- Conducts pleadings, arraignments, pretrial agreements, and other aspects of trial work.
- Assigns investigators to secure evidence or makes personal investigations.
- Confers with the judge or defense attorney regarding modification or withdrawal of charges.
- Selection of jurors, prosecution and dispositions of cases.
- Argues points of law, presents opening statements, final arguments or summations.
- Prepares and reviews correspondence; dictates briefs and handles appeals.
- Advises the public and local law enforcement agencies on legal procedures/problems.
Minimum Qualifications Experience:Level I
One (1) year of experience in the practice of civil or criminal law.Level III
Two (2) years of experience in the practice of civil or criminal law.Level IV
Two (2) years of experience as a Deputy District Attorney III with Merced County OR
four (4) years of experience in the practice of law.Special Requirement:
Active membership in the State Bar of California.
Essential Functions ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Operate a personal computer and other office equipment.
- Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone.
- Analyze data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses.
- Perform job duties under stressful conditions.
- Respond appropriately to situations.
- Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
- Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
- Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
- Frequent use of hand-eye coordination; Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
- Occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
- Regular attendance is an essential function.
- Principles of criminal, constitutional, and administrative law.
- Judicial procedures and the rules of evidence.
- Penal code of the State of California.
- Legal procedures and documents, and trial procedures used in court cases.
- Principles, practices, methods, and materials of legal research.
HOLIDAYS & LEAVES
- Perform legal research.
- Analyze and appraise a variety of legal documents and instruments.
- Prepare and present criminal cases at all levels of the court system.
- Investigate and prosecute criminal complaints.
- Research, analyze and apply legal principles, facts and precedents to legal problems.
- Present law, facts, and arguments clearly and logically in written and oral form.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationship with others.
10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours).
96 hours per Fiscal Year (prorated for the time remaining in the fiscal year).
.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.
Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.
Three (3) regularly scheduled work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.
County paid health plan with maximum contributions; 100% for employee up to maximum of $420, 50% of dependent up to maximum of $100 for child/$220 for spouse biweekly. There are multiple health plans to choose from. County paid dental and vision plans, 100% for employee, with 50% of dependent premiums paid by the County.
County sponsored employee health clinic available for zero or reduced co-pay depending on selected health plan.
ManagementDisability Plan includes a comprehensive Short/Long Term Disability plan paid for by the employee.
$25,000 County-paid Management Life Insurance coverage. $10,000 County-paid Life Insurance coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.
The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable.
MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security.The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; yourpension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount.EXTRA HELP EMPLOYEES DO NOT QUALIFY FOR COUNTY BENEFITS.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
MHN EAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and Work-life Resource services.
For more information log on to members.mhn.com.
EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS
The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.
THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.
For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682.
California's Central Valley has many positive qualities but is very different from most other areas of the state. Why do you think you would be happy living and working in Merced County?
We are interested in applicants who have experience conducting jury trials or similar court hearings. Please indicate how many jury trials, you have conducted. Feel free to list other similar experience.
Please list your public speaking experience?
Do you consider yourself an excellent, average or poor public speaker? Please explain why.
Why are you interested in being a prosecutor?