Closing Date: 31st March, 2023


About The Position
The Office of the District Attorney seeks a Deputy District Attorney at the entry or second level to fill a vacancy in Indio (located in Coachella Valley near Palm Springs). Incumbents are employed in the Office of the District Attorney and are considered deputies to the District Attorney. Under direction, incumbents will perform routine professional legal work in criminal or family support civil cases; to increase the breadth and level of legal experience; and to do other related duties as required.

Meet the Team!
The District Attorney of Riverside County, as the public prosecutor acting on behalf of the People, vigorously enforces the law, pursues the truth, protects those victimized by crime, exonerates the innocent, and safeguards the rights of all to ensure that justice is done on behalf of our community. The office’s staff of over 700 is comprised of prosecuting attorneys, sworn investigators, victim-witness advocates, paralegals, investigative technicians, forensic analysts, and a wide range of information technology and supporting staff all committed to excellence and integrity in public service. We are, and we seek to maintain, a diverse workforce to match a diverse county.

Examples Of Essential Duties
  • Investigates, researches, and prepares cases for prosecution; presents and prosecutes cases in all courts of the county.
  • Does legal research in specialized areas of criminal law; dictates correspondence and prepares reports; prepares briefs or opinions concerning the law as applied to matters within the jurisdiction of the District Attorney.
  • Assists other deputies in the investigation, research, and preparation of the more complex cases.
  • Interviews and advises law enforcement officers and the public in regard to the issuance of criminal complaints.
  • Negotiates with defense attorneys regarding the disposition or modification of charges in specific cases.
  • May give talks and lectures to law enforcement agencies regarding the legal and procedural interpretation of criminal laws.
  • May present and prosecute cases before Appellate Courts.
  • May coordinate the work of support personnel.

Minimum Qualifications
Deputy District Attorney I:
$35.92 - $46.96 Hourly
$6,226.65 - $8,138.99 Monthly
$74,719.84 - $97,667.86 Annually

License/Certificate: Candidates that will be taking or have already taken the California Bar Examination in February 2023, and will be or are pending results are eligible to apply for this position at this time. Ultimate eligibility for employment as a Deputy District Attorney is dependent upon receiving a passing score on the bar examination, receiving a positive moral character determination, passing the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination, and fulfilling all other requirements under the laws of the State of California and the Rules of the State Bar to practice law within California.

Deputy District Attorney II:
$43.57 - $56.93 Hourly
$7,551.47 - $9,867.54 Monthly
$90,617.70 - $118,410.45 Annually

License/Certificate: Active membership in the State Bar of California.

Option I
Experience: One year of experience at the Deputy I level with the District Attorney's office of Riverside County. (Certification of qualifications by the District Attorney may be substituted for up to six months of the required experience.)

Option II
Experience: One year of experience in the practice of law.

Salary is negotiable.

Other Requirements
  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required.
  • Upload a cover letter and resume to your profile in Government Jobs at the time you apply.
  • Experience details must be reflected on resume including month/year for each position.

Supplemental Information
Veteran's Preference
The County has a Veteran's Preference Policy. Upload a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference. See the policy here (Download PDF reader).

Reasonable Accommodations
The County of Riverside is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process should contact the recruiter for the position noted above. For additional information and/or to obtain the appropriate form for requesting a reasonable accommodation, please visit the Disability Access Office web page located at:

What's Next?
This recruitment is open to all applicants. Applicants who are current County of Riverside employees and/or current employees of the Office of the District Attorney may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of applications received.

Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County. Based on the number of applications received, this posting may close without notice.

For more information regarding the position, please contact the recruiter Brittney Mathis at (951) 955-5358 or via email at

Please read and follow any special application instructions on this posting. If available, use the 'Apply' link located on this page to submit your application. For instructions on the application process, examinations, Veteran's preference, pre-employment accommodation or other employment questions, please refer to our web site, All offers of employment are contingent upon meeting the medical and background standards of the position. A pre-employment physical examination and background check are required. For further information regarding this posting, contact: Brittney Mathis, or send an email to