Job Opportunity

Attorney III – District Attorney
Santa Cruz County

Date Posted:

February 26, 2024


$13,021 – 15,820 / Month


Come join the team of legal professionals in the County of Santa Cruz District Attorney’s Office as an Attorney III! In this role, you will prepare and prosecute criminal cases in the courts; perform special or supervisory assignments on a rotational basis; and do other work as required. Incumbents will generally be expected to handle a misdemeanor, juvenile, or appellate caseload and a complex felony caseload with only occasional guidance. Incumbents may be assigned ongoing administrative responsibility for a functional area. Extensive jury trial experience and expertise is highly desirable. The ideal candidate will possess expertise and familiarity with legal research and writing, including researching or developing new areas of law, and drafting arguments to be presented in writs, appeals, motions, and briefs before the trial and appellate courts. Live, work and play in beautiful Santa Cruz County!


THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be: Two years of experience as an attorney practicing criminal law. Applicable experience must have been gained after admission to a State Bar. Experience in the practice of civil law may be substituted for criminal law for positions assigned to Consumer Affairs. SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Membership in the California State Bar.

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