Deputy District Attorney I is the first working-level of the five-level Deputy District Attorney class series. Incumbents prepare and prosecute cases throughout various divisions as training progresses; review evidence and advise law enforcement officers and complainants on law and criminal proceedings; interview complainants and witnesses to obtain case information; prepare motions, orders, and other legal documents; and assist higher level prosecutors in preparing and prosecuting criminal cases.
District Attorney Investigator I is the entry-level class of the five-level District Attorney Investigator class series. Incumbents are sworn peace officers with law enforcement duties which include routine investigations on a wide variety of criminal and civil matters. The Bureau of Investigation is responsible for both proactive and reactive law enforcement duties. Assignments may include: pre-trial support; gang investigations; economic, insurance and public assistance fraud investigations; family protection (which includes domestic/child/elder abuse and child abduction); witness protection team; and special operations. Investigators may be assigned to regional local, state and federal task forces such as: computer and high tech crimes; narcotics; auto theft; identity theft and fraud. Investigators regularly participate in a dynamic and realistic firearms training program including applications in witness protection and extradition settings.
Public Assistance Investigators (PAI) are sworn peace officers, as defined in Penal Code Section 830.35, with law enforcement duties. They conduct routine and complex investigations within the categorical forms of public assistance/welfare including, but not limited to cash aid, Food Stamps, child care, subsidized housing, etc. Public Assistance is part of the Economic Crimes Division, within the Bureau of Investigation, which is responsible for both proactive and reactive law enforcement duties. Assignments include: fraud prevention and detection (Early Fraud) and ongoing or closed case fraud (Full Field).
The Graduate Law Clerk Program of the San Diego District Attorney’s Office affords individuals who have taken the California Bar examination the opportunity to work for a prosecutor’s office while awaiting California Bar results. Employment in this position would start in August or February, depending on when the Bar Examination is taken. The Graduate Law Clerk Program offers temporary full time, paid positions, and Graduate Law Clerks will be expected to work 40 hours a week.
The Certified Legal Intern Program of the San Diego District Attorney’s Office offers volunteer positions to law students who are interested in a career in the field of criminal law. Interns are expected to answer defense motions, conduct legal research, and appear in court with a supervising attorney. All Certified Legal Interns work closely with Deputy District Attorneys in all phases of prosecution.
The Student Worker Program encourages students who are in the process of completing their education to become interested in a career with the County of San Diego. Students are encouraged to apply for positions that are related to their field of study or interest. Student worker assignments may include: Administration, Accounting, Reception, Facilities, Information Technology and Clerical. Student workers are paid an hourly wage based off of academic units completed and do not receive benefits.
The District Attorney's Office of San Diego County is always looking for qualified volunteers to contribute their time and talents; learn more about the justice system; and at the same time make a significant contribution to their community. Our volunteer program offers a wide variety of tasks that can be performed by citizens such as you. We have opportunities at all branches including Vista, Downtown, El Cajon, South Bay and Juvenile in a host of different areas. Some divisions may include: Cold Case, Restitution, Superior Court, Special Operations, Family Protection, etc. We also have volunteer opportunities in our Victim Assistance Program.
Other employment opportunities with the County of San Diego can be found at the County of San Diego website.