Deputy District Attorney I-IV (DOQ)

  • Solano County, CA
  • Fairfield, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Legal Services Other
  • Salary: Dep District Attorney I, Step 1: $95,120.40 -Dep District Attorney IV, Step 5: $206,992.53/year USD

Job Description



COMMITMENT TO SERVICE: Our mission is to serve the people and to provide a safe and healthy place to live, learn, work and play.

We serve the public in many different ways, including:
  • Providing primary medical, dental, alcohol, drug and mental health services to residents, including the uninsured, low-income, and medically underserved
  • Providing law enforcement services in the unincorporated area of the county
  • Protecting the community from public health threats such as communicable diseases
  • Coordinating countywide responses to domestic violence and terrorism or other emergencies
  • Managing the criminal justice process after arrest (jail, prosecution, probation)
  • Supporting other local governments through efficient property tax collection as mandated by the State, County and local jurisdictions; and,
  • Administration and enforcement of Federal, State, and Local laws and policies pertaining to environmental health, building construction, and land use planning

OUR EMPLOYEES: Our diverse workforce is committed to fulfilling this mission and does so by exemplifying our IDEAL Core Values, engaging in our day to day work of serving the public with Integrity, Dignity, Excellence, Accountability, and Leadership


Achieving Justice and Protecting the Community

It is the mission of the District Attorney's Office to seek and do justice by assisting law enforcement and other public agencies in the investigation of crimes, prosecuting only those crimes which can be proved beyond a reasonable doubt, ensuring a fair trial for those accused of crime as well as for victims and witnesses of crimes, advocating to the public and to the Board of Supervisors necessary improvements to the criminal justice system, and educating the public by providing prompt and accurate information regarding the activities of the office and the administration of criminal justice.

To learn more about the District Attorney's Office, please visit:


The District Attorney of Solano County invites you to apply for the position of Deputy District Attorney I-IV. Deputy District Attorneys practice criminal and civil law in the prosecution of individuals accused of violating state and/or local laws.

Prior felony jury trial experience in any one or more of the following Major Crimes areas, such as: homicide, sexual assault, gangs, domestic violence, human trafficking and career criminal is desirable.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill part-time and full-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur or the need arises.



Deputy District Attorney I ($7,408.13 - $9,004.63/month): no experience is required, however, applicants must demonstrate possession of and competency in requisite knowledge and abilities.

Deputy District Attorney II ($10,026.48 - $12,187.32/month): a minimum of six months of criminal prosecution and trial experience as a Deputy District Attorney I or its equivalent which demonstrates possession of and competency in requisite knowledge and abilities. Three years experience in the general practice of law may be substituted for the six months of criminal law experience.

Deputy District Attorney III ($11,530.52- $14,015.48/month): a minimum of one year of criminal prosecution and trial experience as a Deputy District Attorney II or its equivalent (a total of 1.5 years of criminal prosecution and trial experience as a Deputy District Attorney) which demonstrates possession of and competency in requisite knowledge and abilities. Four years experience in the general practice of law may be substituted for the two years of criminal law experience.

Deputy District Attorney IV ($13,262.72 - $16,120.91/month): a minimum of one year of criminal prosecution and trial experience as a Deputy District Attorney III or its equivalent (a total of 2.5 years of criminal prosecution and trial experience as a Deputy District Attorney) which demonstrates possession of and competency in requisite knowledge and abilities. Five years experience in the general practice of law may be substituted for the three years criminal law experience.


All levels of Deputy District Attorney: Active membership in the California State Bar Association is required.

Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Class C California driver's license may be required.

To view the job descriptions for these positions, please visit:

Deputy District Attorney I Job Description

Deputy District Attorney II Job Description

Deputy District Attorney III Job Description

Deputy District Attorney IV Job Description


Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage is $1,671.27 per month for 2022. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.

Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.

Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.

The County observes 12 full day fixed and 2 half day fixed paid holidays per year. Additionally, employees in this bargaining unit receive 1 floating paid holiday per year.

Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years.

Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.

Effective July 1 of each year, 80 hours of attorney time off is granted.

Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years.

To view the benefits for a regular position, please visit:

Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Sick Leave for every full hour worked.

To view the benefits for an extra-help position, please visit:


Solano County is committed to “Invest In and For the Future” by providing training resources to encourage employee professional development and growth within our organization. While employed with Solano County, employees have the opportunity to pursue their career goals, interests, and develop the competencies on the Solano County Leadership Development Model by participating in the following programs:

• Tuition Reimbursement Program

• Annual Education Fair

• County Mentoring Program

• Leadership Academy

• Supervisory Trainings

• Skill Development Trainings

• Self-paced learning opportunities


Applications will be reviewed every two (2) weeks.

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants will be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination . Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted. These provisions are subject to change.

RETIREES - Solano County invites all to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.


Please visit the County of Solano website, , to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website: or at the Department of Human Resources’ office, and are due by the application review date.

Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment .

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA

Please note that all dates/times listed in the job announcement are Pacific Time.


There is no required document submittal for this recruitment; however, all applicants are required to enter their active California State Bar Number on their submitted employment application . If applicants wish to submit additional documents details for submittal follow.

If applicants do not yet have their California State Bar number, they are required to submit documentation from the California State Bar Association verifying their number is pending. An active California State Bar number will be required prior to appointment.

How to Submit Your Documents

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to . Be sure to include the recruitment title (Deputy District Attorney I-IV) and the recruitment number (21-313130-01) in your email or fax.


This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and whether they will continue in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely. Omitted information will not be considered or assumed. Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.

Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history.


Please describe your experience in trying homicide cases. Please indicate, N/A if you have no experience.


Please describe your prosecutorial experience with any major crimes unit, such as: sexual assault, gangs, domestic violence, or career criminal cases. Please indicate, N/A if you have no experience.


How many felony jury trials have you completed?


Please describe the most significant case you have handled.


Please state your experience in admitting expert evidence (ie/ DNA analysis, ballistics, battered women's syndrome, mitochondrial DNA, pathology).


Independent travel may be required.

Positions allocated to this class are exempt from the provisions of the County's Civil Service Rules.

Incumbents are hired and retained at the pleasure of the appointing authority.

Incumbents may be required to work outside normal business hours.


It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: .

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.


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Solano County is the ideal place to live, learn, work and play. The America's Promise Alliance has named Solano County as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for six consecutive years - the only California community with that distinction.

Live - Solano County, as well as cities within the County have ranked in the top 15 hottest markets across the country and within the Bay Area due to prime location and affordability.

Learn - Higher education abounds! Within the County, education choices include Solano Community College, CSU Maritime, Brandman University, and Touro University. Bordering our County is the renowned University of California Davis.

Work - The blend of agriculture, corporate business and pleasant lifestyle enhance the attraction of Solano County. Blessed with a thriving agricultural economy, the County is also home to biotechnology and other growth industries, and Travis Air Force Base.

Play - Situated midway between San Francisco and Sacramento-the State capitol, Solano County is home to rolling hillsides, waterfronts, fertile farmland and recreational areas. County residents can enjoy day trips to the San Francisco Bay area, Sacramento, the Delta, Lake Tahoe region, and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

County Population (2023): 465,536

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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