Deputy District Attorney IV

  • Orange County, CA
  • Orange, California
  • Sep 21, 2023
Full Time Legal Services Other
  • Salary: $134,264.00 - $185,764.80 Annually USD

Job Description

CAREER DESCRIPTION

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY IV

SALARY INFORMATION

As a result of the Board approval on all OCAA-represented classifications this position will be receiving a negotiated salary increase (NSI) of 4.75% effective August 11, 2023, as well as the following future salary increases:
o Effective June 28, 2024 - 4.25% increase
o Effective June 27, 2025 - 4.00% increase

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

THIS RECRUITMENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The eligible list established through this recruitment will be used to fill current and future Limited-Term Deputy District Attorney IV positions. A Limited-Term position is a position that has no anticipated long-range funding or has uncertain future funding. This l imited-term position is dependent upon grant funding.

DEADLINE TO APPLY

Online applications will be accepted for a minimum of five (5) business days, and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 P.M. PST on the day the County's needs are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY
The Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) represents the People of the State of California in criminal and civil proceedings, serves the court and criminal justice system, and the Orange County Grand Jury. The mission of the Office of the Orange County District Attorney is to enhance public safety and welfare and to protect and respect crime victims and to 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 OPPORTUNITY

The Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) i s seeking a Limited-Term Deputy District Attorney IV to serve as a prosecutor assigned to the Insurance Fraud Unit who will be primarily responsible for prosecuting and litigating cases involving fraud committed against workers’ compensation insurance and healthcare and disability insurance. The Deputy District Attorney IV will be expected to conduct complex legal research and analysis and prepare a variety of motions and memoranda. This attorney will also conduct oral arguments as part of their motion work.

Please note this is an in office assignment.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES

In addition to the minimum qualifications for the Deputy District Attorney IV , the ideal candidate will possess at least five (5) years' experience as an attorney with significant litigation experience in either, prosecution of white collar crimes cases (such as Worker’s Comp Fraud, Healthcare and Disability Fraud or any other Insurance Fraud), or experience litigating civil Qui Tam actions. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess experience drafting a variety of motions and briefs for filing in California state trial court, specifically, drafting responses to demurrers, motions to compel, and oppositions to Penal Code section 995 motions to dismiss.

In addition to the above, the ideal candidate will possess:
  • Experience with criminal prosecutions and working knowledge of criminal procedures.
  • Appellate experience drafting writs and/or appeals is highly desirable.
  • Excellent analytical and legal research skills.
  • Excellent writing skills ( applicants must submit a self-edited writing sample with the application )
  • Excellent oral advocacy skills including the ability to concisely, effectively communicate arguments.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other attorneys in the Unit.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the Court, counsel, investigators and office staff.
  • Ability to become an expert in the field of insurance.
  • Willingness to conduct training and outreach on behalf of the District Attorney’s Office.
Additionally, the following experience below is preferred, but not required:
  • Experience with worker’s compensation law and/or healthcare insurance law.
  • Law review experience.
  • Experience with asset seizures pursuant to Penal Code section 186.11.
  • Experience in court proceedings and jury trials.

LICENSE REQUIRED
  • Active membership in the State Bar of California

or
  • Members in good standing of California State Bar and have been assigned a license number, but have inactive membership status are also welcome to apply. An active California State Bar membership and eligibility to practice law in the State of California must be attained by date of appointment and maintained throughout employment.

and
  • Possession of a California Class C Driver License or the ability to use an alternative method of transportation to carry out the essential functions of the job.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Click here to learn more about the minimum qualifications for the Deputy Attorney IV classification as well as the physical and mental requirements, and environmental conditions.

RECRUITMENT PROCESS
District Attorney Human Resources screens all application materials for minimum qualifications. After screening, candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be referred to the next step in the recruitment process. All candidates will be notified via e-mail of their status in the process.

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. Only those applications exhibiting qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.

Application Appraisal Panel (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. The more qualified candidates will be referred to the next step. This is a competitive process; therefore, be thorough in your responses.

Based on the Department's needs, the recruitment process listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the recruitment process.

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 a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.

BACKGROUND SCREENING
Candidates under consideration for hire by the District Attorney will be required to pass an extensive background investigation to the satisfaction of the department.

Veterans Employment Preference Policy (VEPP)
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to review the policy.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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.

For detailed information on how to apply, click here.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions. For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Marina Guillen at (714) 347-8420 or Marina.Guillen@ocdapa.org .

EEO INFORMATION

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

Non-Management Benefits
In addition to the County's standard suite of benefits, such as a variety of health plan options, annual leave and paid holidays--we also offer an excellent array of benefits such as a Health Care Reimbursement Account, 457 Defined Contribution Plan and Annual Education and Professional Reimbursement. Employees are provided a Retirement Plan through the Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS).

Please go to the following link to find out more about Defined Benefit Pensions and OCERS Plan Types/Benefits.
http://www.ocers.org/active-member-information

Click here for information about benefits offered to County of Orange employees.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Orange, California United States View Map