Recruitment & Development

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is proud to offer great opportunities for our employees in one of the nation’s leading prosecutors’ 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 diverse 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.

Please note: We do not offer volunteer attorney positions of any sort.


Client Navigator
(Domestic Violence Advocate)

$61,756.50 -$70,492.50 Annually

The ACFJC’s navigator staff conducts the critical client service needs assessment functions by helping clients connect with onsite and offsite resources. The navigator supports clients through a system of agency, non-profit and community-based services within Alameda County. Navigators are entrusted with the initial client needs assessments through an in-person or telephone intake. During the assessment the navigator determines the client’s needs and assesses the appropriate referrals.



$2,985.60 – $3,666.40 bi-weekly,
$6,468.80- $7,943.87 monthly

The District Attorney’s Office is actively recruiting for the position of Paralegal. The candidate selected may be assigned to assist the Misdemeanor Discovery Unit, Felony Trial Unit, Law & Motion Unit and other critical units.
Under the general direction and supervision of an attorney, performs a variety of specialized paralegal functions including some combination of the following: drafts legal documents; conducts legal research and prepares written memoranda; prepares documents for use in pretrial and trial proceedings; creates and maintains legal files, trial notebooks, and indices; supervises case and file management systems; and performs related work as required.


Forensic Auditor

$8,767.29- $11,223.33 Monthly,
$105,206.40 – 134,680.00 Yearly

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is recruiting an investigative forensic auditor to assist in the investigation and prosecution of criminal and civil cases in which financial records and analysis are relevant. The auditor (also known as a forensic accountant) will primarily be assembling, preserving, analyzing, forming opinions about and explaining financial records of individuals and businesses suspected of violating the law.



$217,484.80 – $286,395.20 Yearly | $120,432.00-$259,729.60 Yearly

The DA’s Office is recruiting an experienced Lateral Deputy District Attorney & Senior Assistant District Attorney I to join the most progressive prosecution team in the nation. Lateral and Senior Deputy District Attorney investigates and advises complainants and witnesses regarding more complex prospective criminal or civil actions; studies, interprets, and applies laws, court decisions, and legal authorities for use in prosecuting cases; prepares legal pleadings such as complaints, answers, demurrers, discovery, and judgments; prosecutes a variety of cases, including felony trails, misdemeanor trials and presentation of preliminary hearings; performs related work such as preparing petitions, complaints, reports, and correspondence.




(Salary Commensurate with Experience)

Under the general direction of Executive Director, the Clinical Director will act as the clinical authority of the Trauma Recovery Center (TRC) program and establish clinical systems and standards of care while providing safe, effective, and efficient care to victims who have experienced direct trauma as a result of crime. This position will also oversee TRC clinicians as they provide victims of crimes with trauma counseling and assistance with any other immediate needs such as shelter and victim-related support, such applying for victim compensation and/or arrange for victims to receive more specialized assistance, such as substance abuse treatment, sexual assault, domestic violence services or legal advocacy when appropriate, etc.


Interships & Externships

Paralegal Internship Program

The Alameda District Attorney’s Office offers an empowering Paralegal Internship Program offering practical experience with Alameda’s most progressive prosecution team in the nation. Under the general direction and supervision of a Deputy District Attorney or Certified Paralegal, interns will perform a variety of specialized paralegal functions including some combination of the following: drafts legal documents; conducts legal research and prepares written memoranda; prepares documents for use in pretrial and trial proceedings; creates and maintains legal files, trial notebooks, indices and supervises case and file management systems.



Job Posting: Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Externships

Alameda County’s District Attorney Pamela Y. Price is the first Black woman and the first progressive elected District Attorney in Alameda County’s history. She is also the first District Attorney in the county to win a contested election, running on a platform of change, insisting that we do better in effecting transparency, equity, and accountability and addressing root causes of harm. DA Price’s administration is dedicated to exemplifying the words of Desmund Tutu: “There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in.”


Drum Majors For Justice – Summer Law Clerk Program

The majority of our attorney hiring is accomplished through our renowned Summer Law Clerk Program, a rigorous ten-week paid program for second-year (2L) law students. The program extends from May through to August.

Each year, we conduct on-campus interviews (OCI) with hundreds of second-year (2L) law students from the eight major law schools in Northern California: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Golden Gate University of San Francisco, Santa Clara University, and Stanford. Students from these schools should contact their career services office for details on the process. Of the initial pool of interviewed applicants, approximately forty students advance to a second-round interview, with clerk positions ultimately offered to eight to twelve clerks.

Our Summer Law Clerks are certified under the State Bar of California rules concerning the Practical Training of Law Students. Under attorney supervision, our clerks conduct many different types of evidentiary hearings, including misdemeanor jury trials. The clerks also receive training and mentoring from our most experienced trial attorneys. Based on their performance, each student in the Summer Law Clerk Program is considered for future employment as a Deputy District Attorney in Alameda County.



Law Clerks and Volunteer Clerks

Our Post-Bar Law Clerk positions are only available to candidates who participated in our Summer Law Clerk program.

Please note: We do not offer volunteer attorney positions of any sort.


Earl Warren Fellowship

Earl Warren

Earl Warren, United States Chief Justice and former District Attorney of Alameda County [Source]

Alameda County District Attorney’s Office started the Earl Warren Fellowship in honor of former United States Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Earl Warren who served as District Attorney of Alameda County from 1925 to 1938. Earl Warren set the standard in shaping our office’s reputation for fairness, integrity, and professionalism, a legacy that endures to this day in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.

The Earl Warren Fellowship is open to recent college graduates who are planning on attending law school. The goal of the Fellowship is to further inspire and motivate future law students in their pursuit of a legal career.

The Fellowship is a full time paid position that entails assisting our Deputy District Attorneys with discovery compliance in our Oakland and Hayward branch offices. The chosen Fellows will also support the prosecution team in trial preparation and learn first-hand the inner workings of the District Attorney’s Office.



Mary C. Warren Fellowship

The Mary C. Warren Fellowship is open for women who are recent college graduates interested in leadership development and the law. This fellowship aims to develop strong female leaders through a program of work experience, mentoring, and professional development. This paid fellowship is awarded annually to qualified women who are interested in pursuing careers in law, public service and leadership.

Mary was a very active and accomplished government professional that lived and served in Alameda County for more than 50 years. She led a lifetime of civic service touching countless lives and instilling positive progressive change. Mary was an eight-year veteran of the United States Navy, living life as an unassuming trailblazer for women.

During her career with the United States Post Office (USPS), she worked through the ranks, becoming one of the highest-ranking women. Through appointment by President John F. Kennedy, Mary served as Deputy Director of Personnel for the USPS. She co-authored the first labor contract for the USPS and the first affirmative action proposal for the U.S. government. Later she was appointed by President Johnson to serve on the U.S. Civil Rights Commission.

Warren served as Chair of the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee and Vice Chair of the California Democratic Party. She was the first woman chairperson of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce; then she served eight years as an elected Director with the East Bay Municipal Utility District. The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office honors her legacy of public service and leadership through the Mary C. Warren Fellowship.





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Please direct all employment and recruitment inquiries to:

Desmond I. Jeffries

Director of Recruitment and Retention
Alameda County District Attorney’s Office
7767 Oakport Street Street, Suite 650
Phone: (510) 777-2308

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