Interim District Attorney at County of Placer in ROCKLIN

Rocklin, 95677 | 01/30/2020 | Ad id: 7-0000542536-01

The Placer County District Attorney retired effective December 30, 2019, resulting in a vacancy in the Office of the District Attorney. This is an elective County office. Elected County officials are regularly chosen by the people every four years unless otherwise provided in the Government Code. When a mid-term vacancy occurs in an elective County office, the Board of Supervisors must appoint a successor. This appointment does not change the term of office. The person appointed to fill this vacancy will hold the office for the unexpired term; i.e., until Monday, January 2, 2023 at 11:59 a.m., succeeding the next general election.

The District Attorney serves as the Public Prosecutor, assists victims and survivors of crime, protects the health and well-being of children while deterring juveniles from criminal activity, assists with investigations conducted by law enforcement and makes reasonable and ethical decisions when initiating prosecution. The District Attorney attends court and conducts prosecutions for public offenses. Included in these public offenses are the prosecution of all felonies, misdemeanors, and juvenile criminal offenses; certain civil offenses including consumer fraud and environmental crimes; and, the investigation of such offenses to be presented to the court in the interest of public protection. The Placer County District Attorney manages a department consisting of approximately 118 employees, of whom 44 are attorneys. The Office's operating budget for Fiscal Year 2019/20 is approximately $25 million. In addition to offices in Roseville, there is a branch office in the North Lake Tahoe region.

To qualify for appointment to the office of District Attorney, the appointee must be at least 18 years of age, a citizen of California, a
registered voter of this County, and admitted to practice in the California Supreme Court. These requirements may not be waived.

It is desirable that candidates be experienced in the practice of criminal law, have
demonstrated organization and management ability, and possess strong interpersonal communication skills.

To be considered for this opportunity,
applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume, responses to the supplemental questions, and three professional references. Options to submit the application packet include:

An email to


Postal mail or in-
person, addressed to:

Judy McKeig, Executive Secretary
Placer County Human Resources
145 Fulweiler Avenue, Suite 200
Auburn, CA 95603