COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA
INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF:
Attorney I/II/III/IV – District Attorney
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary: Depends on Qualifications
FINAL FILING DATE: 08/20/18. If the Final Filing Date states "Continuous", the application filing period may close any time after ten business days from the issue date of this job announcement if sufficient qualified applications have been received. Postmarks are not acceptable, therefore it is important to submit your application as soon as possible.
Under direction, to perform professional legal work in the Office of the District Attorney.
There are four levels of Attorney in the District Attorney's Office. Candidates who are referred for interview will be assessed as to the appropriate level if a job offer is made.
Attorney I requires active membership in the California State Bar upon appointment.
The salary for Attorney I is $53.43 – $56.11 hourly, $4,274.24 – $4,488.48 biweekly, $9,260.85 – $9,725.04 monthly and $111,130.24 – $116,700.48 annually.
Attorney II requires active membership in the California State Bar upon appointment, and one year of experience as an Attorney I with Santa Clara County, or two years of experience in the full time practice of law in a government agency or in private practice.
The salary for Attorney II is $62.65 – $68.05 hourly, $5,012.00 – $5,444.08 biweekly, $10,859.33 – $11,795.51 monthly and $130,312.00 – $141,546.08 annually.
Attorney III requires active membership in the California State Bar upon appointment, and two years of experience as an Attorney II with Santa Clara County, or four years of experience in the full time practice of law in a government agency or in private practice.
The salary for Attorney III is $74.86 – $82.53 hourly, $5,988.80 – $6,602.48 biweekly, $12,975.73 – $14,305.37 monthly and $155,708.80 – $171,664.48 annually.
Attorney IV requires active membership in the California State Bar upon appointment, and two years of experience as an Attorney III with Santa Clara County, or six years of experience in the full time practice of law in a government agency or in private practice.
The salary for Attorney IV is $91.01 – $113.28 hourly, $7,280.64 – $9,062.00 biweekly, $15,774.72 – $19,634.33 monthly and $189,296.64 – $235,612.00 annually.
Upon appointment, candidates must either possess a valid California Driver's License or an ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation to carry out essential job-related functions.
Eligible candidates must pass a background check to qualify for employment.
Applications cannot be submitted without a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and completed supplemental questionnaire, and will be rejected if incomplete. The writing excerpt must be NO LONGER THAN 10 PAGES and include your name as being the author.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to file their application before the last day in order to avoid technical mishaps, such as internet connection issues. The County of Santa Clara is not likely to accept responsibility for any late filings. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure official receipt.
Active membership in the California State Bar is required upon appointment.
Experience as an attorney in a District Attorney's Office in another public agency may be considered equivalent for appointment or promotion in the corresponding District Attorney's Office in the County of Santa Clara.
Knowledge and abilities consistent with the highest standard of the legal profession and with the level of difficulty and expertise required for the intended appointment.
VETERANS PREFERENCE INFORMATION: Any veteran who has submitted a copy of their DD214 form, and received a discharge of other than dishonorable, from the armed forces showing service in any branch of the United States military will be given a preferential credit of five percent (ten percent for those identified as disabled veterans), after attaining a passing examination score for a numerically scored examination, as applicable by Memorandum of Understanding.
THE EXAMINATION PROCESS: The examination process may include one or more of the following: application review, application appraisal, preliminary competitive rating, performance test, written test, and/or oral interview examination.
This recruitment may require completion of Supplemental Questions in order to evaluate your education, training and experience relative to the required knowledge and abilities for the position you are applying for.
Your responses to the questions may also be reviewed and scored in a Competitive Rating evaluation process based on pre-determined rating criteria. Your answers should be as complete as possible, as no additional information will be accepted from applicants once the Competitive Rating evaluation has begun.
*New Hires shall be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.
DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS: Under California law, all County employees are designated as Disaster Service Workers (DSW). In the event of a catastrophic event, County employees may be expected to fulfill emergency action assignments. As DSW's, they may be assigned to assist in any disaster service activity that promotes the protection of public health and safety and preservation of lives and property.
INFORMATION ON PERS CONTRIBUTION: For new members, salaries above a limitation imposed by federal law (that limit per IRS is $121,388 for 2018): (1) neither the County nor the employee makes contributions to PERS on the portion of salary that exceeds the limit, and (2) the portion of the salary that exceeds the limit is not used by PERS to calculate the retirement benefit. If you were a member prior to January 1, 2013, the limit is $275,000 for 2018.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
70 W. Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East Wing San Jose, CA 95110