Closing Date: 31st December, 2023


About the Position:
The Office of the District Attorney seeks a Deputy District Attorney at the III or IV level to fill a vacancy in Indio (located in Coachella Valley near Palm Springs). Under direction, these classifications will perform the more demanding and difficult professional legal work in the prosecution of criminal and related civil cases. The level at which the position will be filled is at the Department's discretion and is based on candidate qualifications.

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 all types of cases for prosecution; presents and prosecutes cases before all courts within the State.

Interviews and advises law enforcement officers and the public in regard to the issuance of criminal complaints; acts as a senior deputy for cases in Courts; negotiates with the defense regarding the disposition or modification of charges in cases.

Performs legal research in specialized areas of prosecution; studies, interprets, and applies statutes, ordinances, court decisions, and legal opinions.

May assist in the training and supervision of other deputies.

Prepares and presents evidence and arguments for the prosecution of difficult felony cases involving multiple defendants and multiple charges, and having serious consequences of error, or a high degree of public interest.

Negotiates with defense counsel regarding the disposition of cases or modification of charges; performs specialized legal research and litigation in unique and complex areas of law; trains and consults with other attorneys on points of law, evidence, and legal procedures.

May assign, review, and evaluate the work of journey level deputies in the litigation of civil, misdemeanor, and felony cases of average difficulty and complexity.

Directs the planning, implementation, and evaluation of specialized projects.

May act for superiors in their absence or at their direction.

Minimum Qualifications:
Deputy District Attorney III:
$65.87 - $82.18 Hourly
$11,416.67 - $14,244.19 Monthly
$137,000.03 - $170,930.24 Annually

Option I
Experience: One year of experience as a Deputy District Attorney II in Riverside County or in an equivalent class with another government agency.

Option II
Experience: Two years of experience in the practice of criminal law.

Option III
Experience: Three years of experience in the practice of law.

Deputy District Attorney IV:
$69.29 - $97.42 Hourly
$12,010.44 - $16,886.98 Monthly
$144,125.28 - $202,643.79 Annually

Experience: One year of experience as a Deputy District Attorney III in Riverside County, or in an equivalent class in the office of another prosecuting attorney in California.

All Levels:
: Active membership in the State Bar of California.

Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required.

Must be able to pass an extensive background check.

Knowledge of: Legal principles and their application; California statutory and case law; the rules of evidence and the conduct of court proceedings; the duties, powers, limitations, and authority of the District Attorney's Office; the methods, procedures, and practices of prosecution; professional ethics in the practice of law.

Ability to: Analyze complex legal problems and apply legal principles and practices; present facts, arguments, and laws clearly and logically in written and oral form; perform legal research; work cooperatively with others.

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of both a pre-employment physical exam, including a drug/alcohol test, and a criminal background investigation, which involves fingerprinting. (A felony or misdemeanor conviction may disqualify the applicant from County employment.)

Supplemental Information:
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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's 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