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Chief Deputy District Attorney District Attorney’s Office County of Marin – San Rafael, California

Annual Salary: $211,370 – $234,146 DOE/DOQ

“Connecting the Community to the Courthouse” The County of Marin is seeking up to TWO experienced Chief Deputy District Attorneys (Chiefs) to provide visionary leadership for the District Attorney’s Office, mentoring staff and providing legal outreach for the community. These Chiefs are not just exceptional legal minds but are also highly engaging, approachable, and expressive people. As vital members of the leadership team, they will have the unique opportunity to connect with the community, build strong relationships with stakeholders, and be compassionate advocates for justice. These roles will have oversight of 31 staff members. The County is seeking Chiefs who thrive on community engagement. These roles are highly customizable to your areas of interest, as you will have opportunities to oversee special courts and coalitions according to your passions and experience. The Chiefs will actively participate in outreach programs, town hall meetings, and public events to foster trust and transparency between the District Attorney’s Office and the community it serves. Your understanding of the law and ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds will be crucial in addressing their concerns and building a safer environment. Join us in advocating for justice for our Marin County community – apply today!

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The ideal Chief Deputy District Attorneys have experience in legal research, law-and-motion, human resources, and community outreach. The Chiefs will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating all activities related to criminal prosecution. In these roles, your leadership will extend to selecting, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating staff attorneys as they handle trials, motions, and court appearances. These are supervisory roles, with oversight of staff who may be working pursuant to a grant. This may include attorneys, victim witnesses, and investigative staff. As such, prior grants management experience is highly desired.

The ideal candidates are highly personable legal experts who are passionate about serving others. Exceptional interpersonal skills will be vital in maintaining effective working relationships, ensuring a smooth flow of information, and achieving the goals of justice and public safety. The Chiefs evaluate cases that are referred and filed by the office and advise subordinates on points of law, legal procedures, tactics, and strategies required during case preparation and presentation in court. These Chiefs may direct the work of investigators assigned to the case, conduct legal research, mentor staff and assist in determining appropriate trial techniques, points of law, and final arguments. Communication skills, project management experience, and a proven record of staff oversight are all ideal for these positions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

• Education: Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited law school.

• Licensure: Current active membership in the State Bar of California is required.

• DA Experience: Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience as a Deputy District Attorney or Prosecutor handling filing duties and both misdemeanor and felony jury trials.

• Supervisory Experience: Four (4) years of experience leading, coordinating, and supervising attorneys engaged in criminal law related duties.

• Driver’s License: Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid class C California driver’s license.

NOTE: May be required to attend meetings off-site after regular business hours, access crime scenes, and work alone at night and in high-crime areas. Positions may also require an on-call 24-hour schedule.

SALARY & BENEFITS: An annual salary of $211,370 – $234,146 DOE/DOQ, plus a generous benefits package.

HOW TO APPLY: For first consideration, apply by January 17th at:

SECURE THE DATES: The first rounds of interviews will be conducted virtually on February 12th with second in-person interviews to follow on February 20th. Candidates will be interviewed as they apply.

Please contact your recruiter, Terri Maus-Nisich, with any questions: • • 866-929-WBCP (9227) toll-free • 541-664-0376 (direct)