Deputy District Attorney Iii

County of Riverside
$137,000 - $170,930 Per year CA Riverside County District Attorney, 3960 Orange St, Riverside, CA 92501, United States Apply before 5/22/2024 11:59



The Office of the District Attorney seeks Deputy District Attorneys at the III level to support the Special Prosecutions Unit in Riverside. Incumbents will be responsible for criminal cases in organized retail theft OR criminal consumer fraud cases and civil

consumer fraud

prosecutions; and perform other related duties as required. Competitive candidates will have expert legal knowledge, analytical, and courtroom litigation skills with talents for research and writing to prepare prosecutions for various types of criminal and civil cases. Significant experience in related special litigation, including but not limited to criminal jury trials, grand jury work, statewide civil litigation, State Bar or judicial council investigation/litigation are highly desired.

Incumbents will be required to travel throughout Riverside County on a regular basis.

This is the journey level class in the Deputy District Attorney series. Positions in the class are distinguished from Deputy District Attorney II by assignments which require demonstrated ability to effectively perform the complete range of legal work in the field of prosecution. The class differs from Deputy District Attorney IV in that positions of the latter class prosecute the more difficult and complex cases involving multiple defendants, multiple charges, and serious consequences of error, and/or function as lead supervisors over journey level attorneys.

Meet the Team!


, as the public prosecutor acting on behalf of the People, vigorously enforces the law, pursues the truth, protects those victimized by crime, exonerates the innocent, and safeguards the rights of all to ensure that justice is done on behalf of our community.  The office’s staff of over 700 is comprised of prosecuting attorneys, sworn investigators, victim-witness advocates, paralegals, investigative technicians, forensic analysts, and a wide range of information technology and supporting staff all committed to excellence and integrity in public service.  We are, and we seek to maintain, a diverse workforce to match a diverse county.


• Investigates, researches, and prepares all types of cases for prosecution; presents and prosecutes cases before all courts within the State.

• Interviews and advises law enforcement officers and the public in regard to the issuance of criminal complaints; acts as a senior deputy for cases in branch Municipal Courts; negotiates with the defense regarding the disposition or modification of charges in cases.

• Performs legal research in specialized areas of prosecution; studies, interprets, and applies statutes, ordinances, court decisions, and legal opinions.

• Assist in the training and supervision of other deputies.

• Act for higher level deputies in their absence; dictates correspondence and prepares reports.

• Coordinate the work of support personnel.


OPTION IExperience:

One year of experience as a Deputy District Attorney II in Riverside County or in an equivalent class with another government agency.

OPTION IIExperience: 

Two years of experience in the practice of criminal law.

OPTION IIIExperience:

Three years of experience in the practice of law.

Knowledge of: 

Legal principles and their application; the rules of evidence and the conduct of court proceedings; the duties, powers, limitations, and authority of the District Attorney's Office; the methods, procedures, and practices of prosecution; grand jury functions and procedures; the roles and operations of related agencies in the criminal justice system.

Ability to:

Analyze legal problems and apply legal principles and practices; present facts, arguments, and laws clearly and logically in written and oral form; perform legal research; work cooperatively with others.

Other Requirements

License/Certificate: Active membership in the State Bar of California.

Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required.

Must be able to pass an extensive background check.


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