County of Kings
Annually USD 121763 to 148595
Hanford, CA, United States
Dec 01, 2023
If interested in applying, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kingscounty/jobs/4245347/senior-deputy-district-attorney
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.
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.
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.
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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS **Minimum requirements must be met by the closing date**
Please note: Work experience for the last 15 years must be included in the work history portion of your application. It is also important that your application show all the relevant education and experience that you possess, even if it extends beyond the required past 15 years. A resume may be attached, but it is not a substitute for completing the application and supplemental questions. Failure to submit a completed application may eliminate you from the recruitment. When completing the work history portion of your application please include each level position title and level as a separate entry when applicable (e.g., If you were a Deputy District Attorney I and promoted to Deputy District Attorney II, each level should be entered separately to reflect the time held at each level).
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
For a detailed job description, please click HERE.
SELECTION PROCESS: **EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER**
All completed applications and supplemental questionnaires will be reviewed. Depending upon the number of applicants who meet the minimum qualifications, the examination process may include a screening committee (pass/fail) and/or an oral examination (100%) which may include a written practical component to determine placement on the eligible list.
VETERAN'S PREFERENCE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
Veteran's Preference Application
You must submit a certified DD-214 and a new request form for each application submission prior to the closing date.
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).
County of Kings