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Senior Deputy District Attorney




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The County of Kings is seeking dedicated and experienced attorneys with high ethical standards and professionalism to join the team at the District Attorney’s Office. The successful candidates will perform difficult and complex legal work involving the preparation, presentation and prosecution of criminal or civil cases in court before a jury; may directly supervise other attorneys and/or legal staff; and perform related duties as required. There are three immediate full-time vacancy in the District Attorney’s Office. Future vacancies for this position may be filled from the eligible list to be established. The expected life of the eligible list is six months.

Benefits Package: 

This position includes CalPERS retirement (see benefits section to determine plan/tier placement); a deferred compensation plan; excellent PPO health, dental, vision, and chiropractic health insurance premiums for employee and eligible dependents; onsite health center for employees and eligible dependents on County health insurance; term life/accidental insurance; in addition to standard sick leave, vacation accruals, and holidays this position receives an additional 80 hours of professional vacation which can be cashed out each fiscal year. To learn more about our benefits click HERE.

Class Characteristics:

This senior level classification in the Deputy District Attorney series receives the most complex assignments, difficult litigation, serves as a lead attorney, and is recognized as an expert in many areas of office procedures and legal practices. Performance of the work requires the use of independence, initiative, and discretion within established guidelines.

Duty Sample: 

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

*Extended to November 17, 2023 at 5 p.m. Effective October 17, 2023, the Senior Deputy District Attorney position was added to the Prosecutor’s Association. Accordingly, the Senior Deputy District Attorneys will receive the same retention bonus offered to the Deputy District Attorney I/II/III/IVs up to $5,000 per year. (Bonus will be prorated based on date of hire). Retention bonus will conclude on December 21, 2025. Please click here for more information (see Side Letter dated August 21, 2023 – page 25 & 26).