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Deputy District Attorney Supervisor

Company name
County of Kings

Annually USD 134513 to 6413280

Hanford, CA, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Dec 01, 2023

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Beginning September 4, 2023, attorney management employees will receive a retention bonus up to $5,000 per year through August 31, 2025. (Bonus will be prorated based on date of hire). Please click for more information (Page 37 of the Salary Resolution). 

The County of Kings is seeking dedicated and experienced attorneys with lead work and/or supervisor experience,  high ethical standards and professionalism to fill two (2) Deputy District Attorney Supervisor positions with the District Attorney's Office. One position will be assigned to oversee the General Calendar attorneys and support staff and the second position will be assigned to oversee Special Prosecution and Insurance Grant attorneys and support staff. For more information regarding the Kings County District Attorney's Office, click here.


This position includes a management benefit package including CalPERS retirement (click the benefits tab to determine plan/tier placement); County paid PPO insurance premium for medical, dental, vision and chiropractic insurance coverage for the employee and their eligible dependents;  onsite health center for employees and eligible dependents on County health insurance; $40,000 term life/accident insurance; an additional 80 hours (80 hours can be cashed out) of management leave each fiscal year; paid vacation and sick leave, and 12 holidays. For more information regarding management benefits, click here

This is the supervisory level classification in the Deputy District Attorney series that exercises independent judgment on diverse and specialized legal counsel with accountability and ongoing decision-making responsibilities associated with the work.  Incumbents are responsible for full vertical management of complex and sensitive criminal and civil cases; planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing, assigning, and evaluating the work of assigned staff and for providing professional level support to the District Attorneys and clerical staff in a variety of areas.  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.

  • Selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates Deputy District Attorneys and clerical staff; reviews cases, and evaluates work product; sets priorities and follows up to ensure coordination and timely completion of assigned work; and works with employees to correct deficiencies. 
  • Directs the work and leads teams of Deputy District Attorneys and clerical staff on projects requiring interdisciplinary skills; manages criminal and civil cases vertically, from crime scene investigation through final resolution; assures that cases are resolved within office policy guidelines.
  • Provide technical leadership for staff and projects, which includes oversight of an assigned team of Deputy District Attorneys and legal staff, as well as various task force and liaison functions of the department. 
  • Performs legal activities involving the investigation and prosecution of complex, high profile, and highly sensitive criminal or civil cases with minimal supervision; prepares and presents cases in court. 
  • Performs complex trial work, including jury selection, examination and cross-examination, and argument of the prosecution case. 
  • Represents the District Attorney’s Office at Grand Jury proceedings and trials.
  • Evaluates incoming law enforcement reports involving juvenile and adult offenders; review reports and files cases and handles all aspects of prosecution from arraignment to sentencing. 
  • Reviews, analyzes, and researches allegations; makes determination on the appropriate charge following receipt of the agency reports; files criminal charges; keeps victims and witnesses informed of the status of legal proceedings. 
  • Interviews witnesses and victims; reviews and analyzes evidence, police reports, and other material related to pending cases. 
  • Makes disclosures and advises Deputy District Attorneys in disclosures for the ethical prosecution of cases.
  • Provides direction to law enforcement and investigative personnel related to investigation of criminal offenses; provides advice as to applicable laws, court decisions, upcoming legislation, and legal authorities; assists and advises district attorney investigators and law enforcement agencies regarding investigations in progress. 
  • Negotiates with defense counsel at pre-trial hearings regarding case disposition or modification. 
  • Prepares for court calendar and appears in court for trials, hearings, and pleadings. 
  • Makes recommendations regarding sentencing and presents the position at sentencing and revocation hearings. 
  • Researches law and precedents to obtain legal authority needed to prosecute pending cases.  
  • Performs appellate research and drafts appellate briefs, pleadings, bail recommendations, motions, and other legal documents; appears in the designated court of appeal. 
  • Manages court calendars to ensure that cases are resolved quickly; prepares for weekly settlement conferences; conducts in-chambers discussions with court staff and defense attorneys to facilitate case settlement. 
  • Performs trial work, including jury selection, examination and cross-examination, and argument of the prosecution case. 
  • Maintains accurate records and files, and compiles reports of work performed. 
  • Monitors legal developments, including proposed legislation and court decisions; evaluates their impact on the prosecution of civil and criminal cases and recommends appropriate action. 
  • Communicates with Victim Witness to notify victims and witnesses to advise on the status of the case; obtain information and schedule meetings or court appearances. 
  • Serves as a liaison between the DA’s office and various organizations and state and federal agencies; services on committees, task forces, and other groups.
  • Participates in the development of goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for assigned services and programs; recommends and implements policies and procedures including standard operating procedures for assigned operations.
  • Monitors activities of the work unit; identifies opportunities for improving service delivery and procedures; provides recommendations concerning process changes; reviews with appropriate management staff; implements improvements.
  • Prepares and conducts training for Deputy District Attorneys. 
  • Provides staff assistance to management; prepares and presents staff reports and other written materials; supervises the establishment and maintenance of reports, records, databases, and files; ensures the proper documentation of operations and activities.
  • Answers questions and provides information to the public; investigates and responds to complaints and inquiries from citizens, other departments, and agencies; recommends corrective actions to resolve issues. 
  • Represents the County in meetings with members of other public and private organizations, community groups, contractors, developers, and the public.
  • Ensures staff observe and comply with all County and mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


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 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:


  • Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university and a Juris Doctorate from an accredited school of law.


  • Six (6) years of professional legal experience in the field of criminal law, including lead responsibility; preferably in a county government setting.  


  • Possession of a valid California driver's license issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles at the time of appointment.
  • Possession of an active membership in good standing with the State Bar of California. 


Qualify for security clearance through a background investigation and fingerprint check, including a credit check. Ability to work irregular hours as necessary and travel within and outside the County.

For a detailed job specification, please click here




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 Application
You must submit a certified DD-214 and a new request form for each application submission prior to the closing date.

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