Job Posting: Fraud and Special Prosecutions, Supervising Deputy Attorney General

Department of Justice

Fraud and Special Prosecutions, Supervising Deputy Attorney General

$11,517.00 - $14,797.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 5/18/2021

Job Description and Duties

The Supervising Deputy Attorney General is a working supervisor who organizes, monitors, and directs a team of professionals, including attorneys, paralegals, and auditors, working in the prosecution of complex, multi-jurisdictional criminal cases including various forms of fraud, AB 1506 officer-involved fatal shooting incidents, tax evasion and underground economy violations, human trafficking, and political corruption; develops strategy and tactics in complex litigation; personally performs the most difficult and complex legal work requiring the highest level of knowledge and independent judgment; appears before federal and state courts on the most difficult and sensitive cases; advises public officials and public agencies on legal issues; conducts or supervises special investigations of a sensitive nature; drafts and analyzes legislative measures; handles general administrative tasks; evaluates the performance of supervised staff and takes appropriate action; participates in the selection process for staff; provides training for legal and law enforcement personnel. The position may require travel to supervise staff and to fully participate in investigations and prosecutions in other locations.


Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Fraud and Special Prosecutions, Supervising Deputy Attorney General
$11,517.00 - $14,797.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Los Angeles County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

  • These positions are located in the Division of Criminal Law, Fraud and Special Prosecutions Section. One or both may be filled in either San Diego (JC-247323) or Los Angeles (JC-247254).

  • These positions are pending budget approval.

  • Please disregard the SROA/Surplus language below, as the Department of
    Justice requires applicants to submit their SROA/Surplus Letter if that is the
    basis of their eligibility.
  • For more information about the department please visit the Attorney General’s website at
  • If you'd like to speak with a recruiter prior to submitting your application,
    please email

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check will be required.
  • JC-247254 must clearly be stated in the "Examination or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying" section of your state application (STD 678).
  • Individuals who are new to state service must have list eligibility in order to gain employment with the California Office of the Attorney General. The process is described at 
  • The Supervising Deputy Attorney General exam may be found on-line at
  • May require some travel to field offices. 

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 5/18/2021

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Justice
Attn: Courtney Tanner (JC-247254)
1300 I Street 720
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of Justice
Courtney Tanner (JC-247254)
1300 I Street 720
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Other - A cover letter is required and must be submitted.
  • Other - Writing Sample consisting of a dispositive motion, pretrial motion, or appellate brief is required.
  • Other -

    Click on the following link to complete the California Department of Justice Recruitment Survey:

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Applicants should be experienced trial lawyers who can work independently in the investigation and prosecution of complex, multi-jurisdictional criminal cases, especially involving varied types of economic crime, securities fraud, mortgage fraud, political corruption, tax evasion, human trafficking and 
matters involving officer use of force and forensic evidence; possess strong oral and written communication skills and a working knowledge of state and federal criminal law, criminal procedure, and rules of evidence; exhibit exceptional judgment, discretion, and tact in interacting with others, particularly high-level officials and on issues of public significance; demonstrate abilities to lead and motivate others by positive example, perform tasks under stressful conditions, and adeptly handle challenging situations; possess knowledge of bargaining unit MOUs, civil service laws and rules, and disciplinary process.


Please access this link to the CalHR Benefit Summary for information on benefits afforded to employees who work for the State of California:

General State Employment Benefits and Protections

Click here to view more information about the outstanding benefits offered to State employees.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Human Resources Contact:
Courtney Tanner
(916) 210-7235

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Officer
(916) 210-7580
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Additional Information

Personal Leave Program:
Effective July 1, 2020, state employees are subject to wage reductions in exchange for Personal Leave Program (PLP) accruals. The
specific rate and hours earned were negotiated and agreed upon by each bargaining unit. More information regarding PLP can be
found here

Additional Application Filing Information

Please note, if using the United States Postal Service for delivery, there is no guarantee that your application will be date stamped and
will arrive by the final filing date. If your application does not have a postmark or date stamp and arrives after the final filing date, your
application will not be accepted. Therefore, to ensure timely delivery of your application, it is recommended that you use either
electronic delivery, parcel service, or certified mail. Using one of these options will provide proof of delivery prior to the final filing date.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail