Alameda County District Attorney's Office
Nancy E. O'Malley, District Attorney

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Employment Opportunities

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office is proud to offer great opportunities for our employees in one of the nation's leading prosecutorial offices.

We have opportunities for attorneys, inspectors, as well as a variety of support staff in our nine offices around the Alameda County, serving a population of more than 1.5 million people.

Consistently, we attract well-qualified candidates who seek to join our office and make a difference in the lives of the community we serve. What we look for in our staff is flexibility, the ability to think innovatively, as well as to be able to work both independently and in a team.


Discovery Clerk Job Opening

(Specialist Clerk I – II)
Full Time Position
$24.35 to $29.56 per hour.
$47,482.50 to $57,642.00 per year

Job Description

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office is recruiting for persons with legal education and/or experience to assist with the review, duplication and dissemination of discovery in criminal prosecutions. Employees of the District Attorney’s Office are at-will employees who serve under appointment of the District Attorney. County employment includes a comprehensive benefits package. The job entails:

  • Assembling, organizing, and preserving investigative and case materials;
  • Collecting and compiling evidence sought by opposing parties;
  • Accurately chronicling all discovery/evidence produced to the defense; and
  • Assisting attorneys with preparation for hearings and trials.
Required Skills
  • Clean criminal history and ability to successfully pass a background examination and health history evaluation.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Fundamental knowledge of legal terminology, principles, proceedings and practices.
  • Ability to analyze a variety of legal documents, files and records.
  • Ability to follow instructions and policies as set by the District Attorney.
  • Ability to read and categorize voluminous legal documents and images.
  • Proficiency at word processing, Excel, and ability to navigate other computer programs.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications (at least two of three)
  • Paralegal certificate
  • College degree
  • Relevant work experience in the area of criminal law

Please submit resumes to:
Kevin Dunleavy Chief Assistant District Attorney
510 272-6206

kevin.dunleavy@acgov.org

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Clerk I/Clerk II, Steno I/Steno II

Permanent/Full-Time

Clerk I/Clerk II - ($20.72 to $26.51) $1,554.00 to $1,988.25 bi-weekly

Steno I/Steno II - ($21.06 to $26.96/hr.) $1,579.50 to $2,022.00 bi-weekly

Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Monday through Friday

The District Attorney’s Office is presently recruiting for entry-level clerical positions to serve at one of five courthouse locations throughout Alameda County. The duties may include answering telephones, pulling and refiling case files, special copy projects, typing and/or word processing and various other clerical duties. Applicants must possess basic computer skills. Duties may be periodically rotated at the discretion of the immediate supervisor.

In-house candidates will be considered for a lateral transfer. Appointments will be based on an evaluation of experience, skills, knowledge and demonstrated abilities.

Applicant must: (1) Be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D. certificate; and (2) Have the equivalent of one-year full-time experience in clerical work or completion of a clerical training course. Applicant must have knowledge of basic elements of correct English usage, spelling and basic arithmetic. Applicant must be able to pass a health history examination and LiveScan background check.

To apply, please contact Angelica Smith at Human Resources Department at (510) 272-6222. A job application can be emailed to you. Please send all requests for applications to dajobs@acgov.org.

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VICTIM ADVOCATE I

(Account Clerk II)

(Salary $1,797.75 – 2,127.00 biweekly)

($3,895.12 - $4,608.50 approx. monthly)

THE POSITION

There is an immediate position available for a Victim Advocate I. The candidate selected will be assigned to assist victims of crime and their families as required under California Penal Code 13835.5.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Advocate will work with the victims and/or their families of Realignment crimes by addressing their social and psychological needs as they participate in the prosecution of their cases. The Advocate will assist victims in understanding the criminal justice process including notification of court hearings and submitting requests for restitution. The Advocate will assist victims of all types of crimes in completing and filing a California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) application, answer questions regarding the CalVCB application process and provide referrals for services in the community.

The Advocate will provide the following mandated services: crisis intervention, emergency assistance, direct counseling, resource and referral counseling to community agencies, court support, criminal justice system orientation, public presentations and trainings, and case status and disposition notification. The Advocate will also provide assistance in submitting a victim impact statement and request for direct restitution to the court.

The position requires that the Advocate perform these services over the phone or through in-person contact at the main Victim/Witness Office in Oakland or the Dublin branch office of the District Attorney's Office.

THE EXAM PROCESS

Applications will be screened for the most qualified candidates to participate in an oral interview. Candidates who are selected for the interview will be notified by telephone. Depending on the number of qualified applicants, a second interview may be required among the finalists for the position.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in behavioral science, criminal justice, or related curricula, or in a field relevant to working with victims of crime.
  • Work experience in the field of victim services involving the provision of victim services, peer counseling, or equivalent social service skills.

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with individuals and groups; public, private, and governmental agencies, particularly criminal justice agencies.
  • Ability to communicate and deal effectively with individuals and groups in stressful situations.
  • Ability to work effectively under conditions of limited supervision, high stress, and rapidly changing situations and circumstances.
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to the cultural/ethnic diversity of the service populations and to be sensitive to the needs of special population; e.g. differently abled, young children, elderly, etc.
  • Possess interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to pass a background investigation intended to identify factors which may limit effective job performance and other areas consistent with office policy and practice.
  • Possess the skill to successfully complete a required minimum 40 hours of entry level training.

Other Qualifications desirable in a candidate

Bilingual, oral and written skills

All applications must be submitted no later than 5:00p.m. Friday August 31, 2018.

Contact Maria Lukan, Office Manager, at (510) 272-6179 to request an application.

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is an equal opportunity employer.

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VICTIM ADVOCATE II

(Mental Health Specialist III)

(Salary $2,220.00 - $2,641.50 biweekly)

($4,810.00 - $5,723.25 approx. monthly)

THE POSITION

There is an immediate position available for a Victim Advocate II. The candidate selected will be assigned to assist victims of crime and their families as required under California Penal Code 13835.5.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Advocate will work with the victims and/or their families by addressing their social and psychological needs as they participate in the prosecution of their cases. The Advocate will assist victims of all types of crime in completing and filing a California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) application, answer questions regarding the CalVCB application process and provide referrals for services in the community.

The Advocate will provide the following services: crisis intervention, emergency assistance, direct counseling, resource and referral counseling to community agencies, court support, criminal justice system orientation, public presentations and trainings, and case status and disposition notification. The Advocate will also provide assistance in submitting a victim impact statement and request for direct restitution to the court.

The position requires that the Advocate perform these services through field visits to the victim's home, or other locations as requested by the victim, as well as branch offices of the District Attorney's Office located throughout Alameda County.

THE EXAM PROCESS

Applications will be screened for the most qualified candidates to participate in an oral interview. Candidates who are selected for the interview will be notified by telephone. Depending on the number of qualified applicants, a second interview may be required among the finalists for the position.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in behavioral science, criminal justice, or related curricula, or in a field relevant to working with victims of domestic violence and their children, victims of sexual assault, victims of child abuse and exploitation, victims of elder abuse and human trafficking.
  • Work experience in the field of victim services involving the provision of victim services, peer counseling, or equivalent social service skills.
  • Valid CA drivers license

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with individuals and groups; public, private, and governmental agencies, particularly criminal justice agencies.
  • Ability to communicate and deal effectively with individuals and groups in stressful situations.
  • Ability to work effectively under conditions of limited supervision, high stress, and rapidly changing situations and circumstances.
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to the cultural/ethnic diversity of the service populations and to be sensitive to the needs of special population; e.g. differently abled, young children, elderly, etc.
  • Possess interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to pass a background investigation intended to identify factors which may limit effective job performance and other areas consistent with office policy and practice.
  • Possess the skill to successfully complete a required minimum 40 hours of entry level training.

Other Qualifications desirable in a candidate:

  • Bilingual, oral and written skills
  • 40-60 hour Certificate of Training from a Domestic Violence or Rape Crisis Program
  • Possession of a California Certified Entry-Level State-certified victim advocate certificate

All applications must be submitted no later than 5:00p.m. Friday, August 31, 2018.

Contact Maria Lukan, Office Manager, at (510) 272-6179 to request an application.

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is an equal opportunity employer.

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