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.


Director of Community Support Bureau

$59.55-$79.73 Hourly / $4,764.00-$6,378.40 Biweekly $10,322.00-$12,819.87 Monthly / $123,864.00 – $165,838.4 Yearly

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office (DAO) is creating a Community Support Bureau to manage the relationship between the DAO and the residents of Alameda County. Under direction of the District Attorney, the Director will represent the District Attorney on local and County commissions, boards and agencies, community groups, organizations, and residents of Alameda County; to assist in program and project planning; to explain and interpret the DAO’s policy and programs to the residents of Alameda County; coordinate and staff the volunteer advisory commissions.


Senior Organized Retail Theft Specialist

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA – General Mgmt (R15) $42.98-$57.62 Hourly / $3,438.40-$4,609.60 Biweekly $7,449.87-$9,987.47 Monthly / $89,398.40-$119,849.60 Yearly

The Senior Organized Retail Theft (ORT) Specialist will join the District Attorney’s Office (DAO) Organized Retail Theft Vertical Prosecution Unit, an interdisciplinary team which includes an investigator, prosecutor, and analyst. The ORT VP Unit aims to combat organized retail theft through a four-prong approach to Dismantle, Disrupt, Deter and Divert ORT crime. Under the general direction of the Chief Assistant District Attorney and Chief of Inspectors, the Senior ORT Specialist position will extract, analyze, and summarize data for both investigative analytics and performance measurement reporting. The Senior ORT Specialist will manage day-to-day coordination in fulfillment of the grant funded program, including, but not limited to convening partners, law enforcement, analysts, researchers, operations staff and partners throughout Alameda County…


Senior JDACT Specialist

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA – General Mgmt (R15) $42.98-$57.62 Hourly / $3,438.40-$4,609.60 Biweekly / $7,449.87-$9,987.47 Monthly / $89,398.40-$119,849.60 Yearly

The Senior Program Specialist functionally referred to as the Senior JDACT Specialist, will join the District Attorney’s Justice Data Accountability and Community Transparency (JDACT) Project, an innovative team of researchers, lawyers, analysts, and software engineers. JDACT aims to enhance prosecutorial decision-making and outcomes through an interactive approach to government transparency designed to promote systemwide innovation, collaboration, and compliance with current and evolving law. The Senior JDACT Specialist will support District Attorney Pamel Y. Price’s targeted areas for informed reform, including charging, diversion, sentencing, focusing on the most serious crimes, preventing violence, enhancing harm reduction, and ameliorating disparities in the criminal justice process…




(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


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.

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