Chief Deputy District Attorney

  • Merced County, CA
  • Merced, California
  • Jun 12, 2019
Full Time Legal Services
  • Salary: $140,712.00 - $171,308.80 Annually

Job Description

Please Note: This is an at-will class under the direction of and serves at the pleasure of the District Attorney.

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Directs assigned division in the judicial functions of the District Attorney Office.
  • Makes divisional determinations regarding prosecution/preparation of cases for trial.
  • Directs staff in preliminary hearings, jury trials and various other judicial hearings.
  • Acts as a legal coordinator on laws affecting criminal prosecution, consumer fraud, family law and death penalty appeals.
  • May work with the Attorney General's office on death penalty appeals and petitions for writ of habeas corpus.
  • May try cases in the Superior and Appellate courts including death penalty cases.
  • Reviews prison packages and prior records of defendants for three-strike enhancement.
  • Directs divisional development of programs, procedures and policies.
  • Directs and administers the training and development of assigned staff.
  • May act for the District Attorney in his absence.

Minimum Qualifications:

One (1) year of experience as a Supervising Deputy District Attorney with Merced County or its equivalent in other counties.
Two (2) years of experience as a Deputy District Attorney IV with Merced County or its equivalent in other counties.
Six (6) years of experience in the practice of law with two (2) years in a supervisory capacity over other attorneys.


Equivalent to graduation from an accredited law school.


Active membership in the State bar of California.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous