County of Nevada
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Attorney II or Attorney III

District Attorney’s Office

County of Nevada, California 


Attorney III Salary: $124,758 - $152,304 DOE/DOQ

Attorney II Salary: $111,793 - $136,477 DOE/DOQ

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The County of Nevada, California is seeking an experienced professional Attorney II or III to join the District Attorney’s (DA’s) Office, an enriching work environment where legal expertise, strategic thinking, and effective advocacy are paramount. This Attorney will prosecute primarily felony cases, including violent offenses. The ideal candidate will bring a wealth of experience in criminal law, including a demonstrated proficiency in jury trial proceedings. They will be compassionate and engaging, highly organized, and thoughtful in their pursuit of justice. This Attorney will step into a positive and encouraging legal team as a motivated self-starter, using their strong foundation in legal research, court procedures, and oral advocacy to represent the interests of the County and community. 


The level of this role is determined by the candidate’s depth of experience in the practice of criminal law. The level of Attorney III is characterized by a heightened level of complexity and sensitivity, often involving the most difficult, serious, and intricate criminal cases, including homicides. At either level, this position offers exceptional opportunities to make a tangible impact in the community, as attorneys at both levels are entrusted with significant responsibilities. The County of Nevada prioritizes work-life balance, family, and professional development in a vibrant community surrounded by rivers and mountains. Be part of a winning team – Apply today!

The Attorney will be a deft communicator, with strong writing skills and the ability to articulate complex legal arguments to diverse audiences, including witnesses and juries. Expertise in both criminal law and an unwavering commitment to the pursuit of just outcomes in their work are desired. The ability to argue persuasively is critical in this role. The ideal candidate will also be capable of building positive rapport and trust with a wide variety of colleagues and stakeholders, including law enforcement partners, other attorneys, and support staff. They will demonstrate a team-oriented attitude and contribute to a positive and cooperative workplace culture in the Department. They will be an organized, detailed, and thorough legal practitioner with exceptional judgment – able to balance advocacy for victims and their families, equity and fairness for defendants, and the interests of the community.