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Deputy District Attorney, Senior

Salary: $31.19-$38.07 hourly / $5,424-$6,622 monthly / Range: 6230

DEFINITION: Under general supervision, to perform a variety of criminal and civil investigations, trial preparations, and prosecutions; perform related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the entry level class in this professional series in which incumbents receive orientation and training and are expected to progress to the experienced Deputy District Attorney II level within a reasonable length of time.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Interviews and advises complainants and witnesses regarding prospective criminal or civil actions; studies, interprets, and applies laws, court decisions, and legal authorities for use in prosecuting cases; prepares legal pleadings such as complaints, answers, demurrers, discovery, and judgments; prosecutes a variety of cases, including misdemeanor trials and presentation of preliminary hearings; performs related work such as preparing petitions and dictating legal instruments, complaints, reports, and correspondence.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Active membership in the State Bar of California.

Additional Requirement: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License.

Knowledge of: the principles of criminal and civil law and their applications; legal research methods; rules of evidence.

Ability to: perform legal research; analyze and apply legal principles, facts, evidence, and precedents in legal problems; present statements of law, facts, and arguments clearly, logically, and forcefully, both in written and oral form; work effectively with others.

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