Series Specification/Deep Class

Job Specifications


Class Code: JD2/JD4/JD6/JD8
Analyst: CE
Date Originated: 5/84 
Dates Revised: 11/91, 10/93, 11/94, 4/95, 10/24/00 



Under direction, to perform professional legal work for the County through the District Attorney's Office; to prepare and prosecute criminal and civil cases in the courts; to perform special or supervisory assignments on a rotational basis; and do other work as required.



Interviews and advises complainants and witnesses; examines, evaluates and presents evidence; prepares and prosecutes infraction, misdemeanor and felony cases in the courts; prepares and handles civil cases under the jurisdiction of the District Attorney; reviews offense reports, evidence and makes decisions on charges to be brought; negotiates case dispositions with defense counsel; pre pares opinions, briefs, pleadings, warrants, and other legal documents; studies and analyzes writs, pleadings, exhibits, case files and records in order to ascertain the issues before the court and appropriate legal precedent; conducts specialized legal research and prepares memoranda regarding the results of such research; provides legal advice and training to local law enforcement agencies and to the County Grand Jury. Supervising Attorney Assignment (rotational deep class assignment for levels III and IV): Supervises a work unit of attorneys including: assigning and reviewing of cases; preparing performance evaluations; providing technical and administrative supervision, advice and training; making case filing decisions; developing new or improving existing systems and procedures to facilitate efficient and effective work flow of cases in the office and through the courts; negotiating, and/or approving settlement decisions; acting as a liaison between the work unit and related departments and agencies on as signed cases; providing coverage for attorneys in unit as needed and maintaining an additional caseload, as required. Senior Trial Attorney Assignment (rotational deep class assignment for level IV): Litigate and negotiate the most complex and intricate civil and criminal cases or assignments, such as handling high profile major cases, change in venue, consumer fraud, major fraud, child molest, sexual assault, murder and death penalty cases.


Knowledge of:

Attorney I

Some knowledge of:

Attorney II

Working knowledge of the above, plus:

Attorney III/IV

Thorough knowledge of the above.

Ability to:

All Levels

Education and Experience:

Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:


Bargaining Unit: District Attorney
EEOC Job Category: 02
Occupational Grouping: 32
Worker's Comp Code: 0053