Paralegal I/ii

County of Riverside
$57,969 - $84,739 Per year CA Riverside County District Attorney, 3960 Orange St, Riverside, CA 92501, United States Apply before 5/17/2024 11:59



The Riverside County Office of The District Attorney is accepting applications for two Paralegal I/II positions to support the Riverside - Special Prosecution Region. These positions will perform a broad range of paralegal duties for one or more attorneys engaged in administrative, civil, or criminal law; and may be assigned to the Special Ops Unit. Duties will include filing documents at all levels of California Courts, preparing/formatting trial and appellate documents, receiving incoming court documents, and disseminating them accordingly.
The Paralegal I is the first working level in the classification in the Paralegal series and typically reports to an attorney or supervising attorney and may receive lead oversight by a Senior Paralegal in collaboration with an attorney. Incumbents are expected to perform basic and routine duties where the majority of the duties can be learned in a brief period of time, are clearly defined, and have established guidelines that require minimal interpretation. Incumbents are responsible for performing work that is of substantive legal impact under the direction and technical review of an attorney. Advancement to the next level of Paralegal II is obtained by competitive selection through open recruitment.
The Paralegal II is the journey-level classification in the Paralegal series and performs a full range of assigned paralegal duties requiring more complex legal knowledge and skill in support of complex civil and/or criminal law cases.
The most competitive candidates will have Appellate Court and Superior Court experience along with trial prep experience. The ability to work with short deadlines and experience working with Excel, Word, and One Note.  Experience with Civil lawsuits is highly desired. 

The level at which the position will be filled is at the discretion of the department.

Paralegal I
$27.87 - $37.69 Hourly
$4,831 - $6,534 Monthly
$57,974 - $78,408 Annually
Paralegal II
$29.49 - $40.74 Hourly
$5,112 - $7,062 Monthly
$61,349 - $84,740 Annually

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.


• Research and analyze law sources (i.e., statutes, ordinances, court decisions, criminal pleadings, police reports, legal documents and articles) for use in preparing legal documents (i.e., briefs, pleadings, contracts, deeds, opinions) for review, approval and use by an attorney. 
 • Interview witnesses, defendants and others in civil or criminal cases for pre-trial or pre-hearing declarations; respond to propounding discovery and discovery requests.
 • Correspond with clients and witnesses; collect client background information; assist in the identification of rehabilitative placement resources; research and identify placement resources for alternative sentencing of clients and assist in the placement therein of clients.

• Draft motions, memoranda of points and authorities, interrogatories and answers, complaints and answers, cross-claims, affidavits, briefs, and declarations.

 • Review legal documents and forms for completeness and conformance to specific requirements set forth in applicable legal codes; organize documents used in the prosecution or defense of suspects accused of major crimes.

 • Review and process requests for criminal record background information in order to determine the existence or non-existence of prior convictions; obtain criminal record information and related documents and screens for legal sufficiency.

 • Gather factual information and perform legal research not available through routine sources to assist an attorney in determining appropriate legal action. 

 • Perform preliminary analysis of legislative bills and research legislative histories.

 • Summarize, organize and index prior opinions, testimony, depositions, and documentary material from interrogatories; organize and index trial documents; prepare exhibits and assist attorneys at trial by keeping track of exhibits, testimony and documents. 
 • May act as a liaison to County departments and outside agencies; may serve as an immediate assistant to a senior or supervising attorney and may assist in the training, selection and evaluation of lower-level paralegals. 


Level IEducation:  Successful completion of the education required by the State of California pursuant to the California Business and Professions Codes Chapter 5.6 Paralegals 6450 (c).  Experience:  None required.
Level II

Education:  Successful completion of the education required by the State of California pursuant to the California Business and Professions Codes Chapter 5.6 Paralegals 6450 (c).

Experience: One year equivalent to a Paralegal I with County of Riverside or in a law office performing paralegal duties that demonstrates possession of the knowledge and abilities relevant to the specific assignment. 

Knowledge of: Principles of civil and criminal law and their application; legal research methods and techniques; preparation of briefs and opinions; resources available in a law library; trial and hearing procedures and rules of evidence; County government functions and legal responsibilities. 

Ability to: Perform legal research; interview witnesses; analyze legal problems; prepare drafts of legal documents; present statements of fact and law; argue clearly and logically in written and oral form; interpret applicable state and federal codes, laws and statutes; work cooperatively with others. 


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