Attorney's Clerk I

  • Orange County, CA
  • Orange County, California
  • Jul 19, 2022
Full Time Clerical and Administrative Support Legal Services
  • Salary: $40,123.20 - $52,852.80 Annually USD

Job Description


This recruitment is open to the public.

This recruitment is being held to establish an Eligible List to fill current and future vacancies in this job class.

Online applications will be accepted from Monday, July 18, 2022 and will remain open a continuous basis until the needs of the department are met.

The County of Orange , District Attorney , represents the People of the State of California in all criminal and civil proceedings, serves the court and criminal justice system, and the Orange County Grand Jury. The mission of the Office is to enhance public safety and welfare and to protect and respect crime victims and create security in the community through the vigorous enforcement of criminal and civil laws in a just, honest, efficient, and ethical manner. The Office consists of three major divisions: Legal, Investigative Bureau, and Administration.

The Office of the District Attorney has an employment opportunity for Attorney's Clerk I. Positions in this class learn to perform increasingly complex legal clerical work in direct support of Deputy District Attorneys and Investigators. Under supervision of the Sr. Law Office Supervisor or Sr. Attorney's Clerk (Office Supervisor B), the Attorney's Clerk will:
  • Use a variety of computer systems, programs and applications to research information, enter case actions and track case status
  • Receive and log documents from law enforcement agencies for District Attorney review, prepare complaints and file with the court
  • Manage court hearings for District Attorney preparation, ordering discovery, subpoenaing witnesses, entering case updates, and dispositions into the DA case tracking system
  • Manage files and provide support to attorneys and investigators throughout hearings and trials
  • Operate a variety of office equipment such as scanners, copiers, postage machines, fax machines, and telephones as may be introduced to the office
  • Interact frequently with DA personnel as well as court and law enforcement staff

The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies:


  • Ability to perform expected tasks independently and meet deadlines with accuracy


  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Effective problem solving and collaboration skills

  • Ability to convey ideas accurately and appropriately

  • Ability to listen actively and effectively

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Ability to work as a team/group in a collaborative manner to achieve identified goals

  • Ability to work effectively and professionally in a diversified environment


  • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems

  • Ability to make appropriate decisions in a timely manner with guidance from supervisory staff

  • Flexibility and willingness to try new ideas

Please click here for the minimum qualifications for the Attorney's Clerk I position.


Physical Characteristics :
Independent body mobility to access a standard office environment with shelves and drawers near the floor and over eight feet high; independent body mobility to sit, walk, stoop, bend, reach, and use a metal step stool or ladder; ability to exert sufficient force to lift or move boxes weighing up to 10 pounds; manual dexterity to operate office equipment such as a computer keyboard, personal computer, copier, scanner; vision sufficient to read a computer monitor and standard written text; stamina to sit for extended periods of time; speak and hear well enough to converse understandably on the phone and in person.

Mental Characteristics :
Mental stamina for problem solving, prioritizing multiple tasks and dealing with stressful situations. Concentrate for extended periods of time and refocus when met with frequent distractions.

Environmental Conditions: Work in an office group setting for the majority of the workday with frequent distractions and changing priorities.

The Office of the District Attorney Human Resources will screen all applications to identify candidates who meet minimum qualifications. Following the initial screening, qualified candidates will be referred to the next step in the process and be notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition.

Desirable Qualifications Screening (Application Screening) | (Refer/Non-Refer): Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Applicants must be specific and detailed in describing their relevant work experience on their online application and supplemental questionnaire responses. Only those applications that demonstrate the desirable qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.

Application Appraisal Panel (Application Rating) | (Weighted 100%): Application materials will be rated by a panel of job knowledge experts for those qualifications most needed to perform the duties of the job. Only the more qualified candidates will be placed on the eligible list. This is a competitive process; therefore, be thorough in your responses.

Eligible List
Once the assessment has been completed, District Attorney Human Resources will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to the hiring authority for selection consideration for present and future vacancies.

Based on the Department's needs, the recruitment procedure listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any change(s) in the recruitment procedure.

EMAIL NOTIFICATION: Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.

NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.

Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "" and "" If your email address should change, please update your profile at .

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions.

For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Alissa Quintero by email at or (714) 347-8805.

Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Application Instructions: The information you provide on this questionnaire will be evaluated and used to determine your level of expertise during the selection process. Be as specific as possible and include all information as requested. If you do not have experience in an area, please answer "N/A". Statements such as "see application" or "see resume", will not be accepted in lieu of a response. Before submitting your application, be sure to review for completeness and accuracy. Failure to provide sufficient detailed information may result in your application being rejected. Do not submit an online or hard copy resume in place of the application or supplemental questionnaire.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Orange County, California United States View Map