Deputy District Attorney II/III/IV

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Aug 24, 2023
Full Time Legal Services Other
  • Salary: $102,856.00 - $189,966.40 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

3% Effective February 24, 2024*

Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received.

The County of San Bernardino District Attorney's Office is hiring for Deputy District Attorneys who perform a variety of professional legal work involved in criminal prosecution including investigation, trial preparation, and legal research. Positions will also perform related duties as required.

Incumbents receive reports filed by law enforcement officers or petitioners; evaluate evidence and facts therein; determine the nature of crimes committed and authorize issuances of criminal complaints; interview prospective witnesses and develop cases for prosecution; and prepare trial briefs and engage in trial practice.

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Initial Appointment

Your application will be reviewed for eligibility for all levels within the Deputy District Attorney Series. Job offers for the initial appointment may be made at any level based on qualifications and department needs. Candidates will advance within the series in accordance with criteria established in the MOU (see page 57- 58).

*Please Note
: Salary posted is the range for the II-IV levels. Please see job description and salary for each level below:

Deputy District Attorney II
$102,856 - $113,526 Annually

Deputy District Attorney III
$119,204 - $131,560 Annually

Deputy District Attorney IV
$141,440 - $189,966 Annually


Candidates assigned to the Victorville or Joshua Tree offices may be eligible to receive an additional incentive of $77 per pay period ($2002 annually). See Attorney MOU for details and criteria.

Assignment: Assignments may be made to any location in the County depending on the needs of the department.

Travel: Travel throughout the County is required, and employees may be required to make provisions for transportation. At the time of hire, a valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced and maintained for the individual providing the transportation.

Background: Candidates must successfully pass an extensive background investigation, which may include (but is not limited to) a credit check, fingerprint check, and medical exam.

State Bar: Must be an active member in good standing with the State Bar of California at the time of hire. This status must be maintained in order to remain employed in this classification.

*Salary increases contingent upon Property Related Revenue and/or statewide Proposition 172 Sales Tax Collections performance.

Minimum Requirements

License : Active membership and in good standing with the State Bar of California. ( Members in good standing of California State Bar who have been assigned a license number but have inactive membership status, as well as candidates licensed out of state pending California Bar Exam results/license, are welcome to apply. Active California Bar license will be required prior to hire.)


Deputy District Attorney II:
One year of criminal trial experience as an attorney -OR- Two years of trial experience as an attorney.

Deputy District Attorney III: Two years of criminal trial experience as an attorney -OR- Three years of trial experience as an attorney.

Deputy District Attorney IV: Three years of criminal trial prosecution experience as an attorney. - OR- Four years of trial experience as an attorney.

Selection Process

There will be a competitive evaluation of experience and written communication skills based on a review of the application and the supplemental questionnaire. It is to your advantage to be explicit in your responses on the application and supplemental questionnaire.

Application Procedure : Please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire to be considered. A p plications are currently being accepted until a sufficient number have been received; recruitment may close at any time without notice. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted, you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

All communications regarding the selection process will be via email. Applicants are encouraged to check their e-mail frequently to learn additional information regarding this recruitment. Check your GovernmentJobs account for notifications. Update your firewalls to allow e-mails from San Bernardino County through Update your Spam, Junk, and Bulk settings to ensure it will not spam/block/filter communications from email addresses with the following domain "". Finally, be sure to keep your personal information updated. Taking these steps now will help ensure you receive all communications regarding this recruitment.

EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans' Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

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