Attorney I - District Attorney
County of Santa Clara - Santa Clara, CA

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Under direction, to perform professional legal work in the Office of the District Attorney.

Level I is characterized as the entrance and trainee level for attorneys without previous legal experience. Incumbents at this level are generally assigned a variety of less difficult assignments under close supervision.

All Attorney positions within the Office of the District Attorney emphasize trial advocacy.

This recruitment requires the submission of an online application. No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants must apply online at Computers are available at the County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East Wing, San Jose, CA 95110, during normal business hours, for applicants to apply online.

Applications received without a resume, writing sample, and completed supplemental questionnaire will be rejected.

You must submit a separate job application, resume and responses to the supplemental questions for each attorney level for which you want to apply.

Applicants should review the salary and applicable employment standards carefully and are strongly encouraged to apply for all of those classifications for which they believe they qualify. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and be examined for more than one classification (i.e. Attorney I, II, III, and IV).

To qualify for employment, applicants 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.

Employment Standards:
Membership in the California State Bar is required prior to appointment.

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

This recruitment has been identified as non-entry level by the Human Resources Director. Any veteran who has submitted a copy of their DD214 form, and received an honorable discharge within the last five years, will be given a preferential credit of five percent (ten percent for those identified as disabled veteran's), after attaining a passing examination score for a numerically scored examination.

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