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Deputy District Attorney I/II/III/IV - Extra-Help Deputy District Attorney I/II/III/IV

Company: County of Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

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


Level I


Level II

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


* 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.

Knowledge of:

* 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.

Ability to:

* 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.

Keywords: County of Merced, Merced , Deputy District Attorney I/II/III/IV - Extra-Help Deputy District Attorney I/II/III/IV, Legal , Merced, California

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