San Bernardino County – Deputy District Attorney II/III/IV

Closing on: Aug 2, 2024
Company Intro
San Bernardino County is located in the heart of Southern California, home to over 2 million residents, encompassing 20,160 square miles from the Nevada State line and the Colorado River to the LA County line. This gives San Bernardino County a diverse climate and geography, from mountains as high as 11,502 feet, to the desert as low as 181 feet, and beautiful valleys in between. Pristine lakes and rivers, snow-capped mountain resorts, flowering deserts, and many other family-oriented recreational attractions take advantage of the natural assets of the area, most within an hour’s drive. Families enjoy affordable housing, excellent schools, colleges and universities, and easy access to airports, hospitals, libraries, and parks. The County provides a safe, clean and healthy environment for residents. A variety of shopping and business opportunities abound, in this, the largest County in the contiguous United States.
Job Description/Duties
The County of San Bernardino District Attorney’s Office is hiring for Deputy District Attorneys who perform a variety of professional legal work involved in criminal prosecution including investigation, trial preparation, and legal research. Positions will also perform related duties as required.

Incumbents receive reports filed by law enforcement officers or petitioners; evaluate evidence and facts therein; determine the nature of crimes committed and authorize issuances of criminal complaints; interview prospective witnesses and develop cases for prosecution; and prepare trial briefs and engage in trial practice. Visit to learn more about a career as a Deputy District Attorney.
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Initial Appointment
Your application will be reviewed for eligibility for all levels within the Deputy District Attorney Series. Job offers for the initial appointment may be made at any level based on qualifications and department needs. Candidates will advance within the series in accordance with criteria established in the MOU (see page 57- 58).

*Please Note: Salary posted is the range for the II-IV levels. Please see job description and salary for each level below:

Deputy District Attorney II
$105,934 – $116,937 Annually
Deputy District Attorney III
$122,782 – $135,512 Annually
Deputy District Attorney IV
$145,683 – $195,665 Annually

Candidates assigned to the Victorville or Joshua Tree offices may be eligible to receive an additional incentive of $77 per pay period ($2002 annually). See Attorney MOU for details and criteria.


Assignment: Assignments may be made to any location in the County depending on the needs of the department.

Travel: Travel throughout the County is required, and employees may be required to make provisions for transportation. At the time of hire, a valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced and maintained for the individual providing the transportation.

Background: Candidates must successfully pass an extensive background investigation, which may include (but is not limited to) a credit check, fingerprint check, and medical exam.

State Bar: Must be an active member in good standing with the State Bar of California at the time of hire. This status must be maintained in order to remain employed in this classification.

Sponsorship: Please note San Bernardino County is not able to consider candidates who will require visa sponsorship at the time of application or in the future.
Job Criteria
Minimum Requirements:

License: Active membership and in good standing with the State Bar of California. (Members in good standing of California State Bar who have been assigned a license number but have inactive membership status, as well as candidates licensed out of state pending California Bar Exam results/license, are welcome to apply. Active California Bar license will be required prior to hire.)


Deputy District Attorney II: One year of criminal trial experience as an attorney -OR- Two years of trial experience as an attorney.

Deputy District Attorney III: Two years of criminal trial experience as an attorney -OR- Three years of trial experience as an attorney.

Deputy District Attorney IV: Three years of criminal trial prosecution experience as an attorney. – OR- Four years of trial experience as an attorney.

Selection Process:

There will be a competitive evaluation of experience and written communication skills based on a review of the application and the supplemental questionnaire. It is to your advantage to be explicit in your responses on the application and supplemental questionnaire.

Application Procedure: Please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire to be considered.

Applications are currently being accepted until a sufficient number have been received; recruitment may close at any time without notice. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.

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Salary Range/Hourly Rate
$105,934.40 – $195,665.60
Other Benefits and Perks
The County of San Bernardino offers a range of benefit programs for employees and their eligible dependents. These include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as a variety of voluntary benefits. Programs and benefit amounts vary and are based on bargaining unit, family size, hire date, plan selection, and number of hours worked.

Refer to the appropriate MOU, contact the County’s Employee Benefits and Services Division at (909) 387-5787 or visit the Benefits website for more detailed information at
Job Category: Legal
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: San Bernardino