About the position
The District Attorney for Contra Costa County:
The District Attorney, in addition to being the Public Prosecutor, also conducts Victim/Witness Assistance, Rape Crisis Services, Battered Women Alternatives, and Adult Pretrial Diversion Programs, and anti-truancy, cease fire and safe streets initiatives.
The District Attorney manages a department consisting of approximately 205 employees of whom 103 are attorneys. The Department's operating budget for Fiscal Year 2017/18 is $19.5 million.
In addition to offices in Martinez, the County seat, branches are located in the cities of Concord and Richmond. The District Attorney attends the courts and conducts prosecutions for public offenses. Included in public offenses is the prosecution of all felonies, misdemeanors, juvenile criminal offenses and certain civil offenses including consumer fraud and violations of the Political Reform Act and the investigation of such offenses in order that they may be presented to the court in the interest of public protection.
The District Attorney's Department utilizes and continues to implement a modern browser-based case management system to streamline daily tasks with automated workflows and collaboration features, and providing ad hoc management reporting tools.
The District Attorney's Department also cooperates with State and other local agencies in the detection, suppression, and prevention of crime, and in the enforcement of regulatory laws as well as handling fugitive warrants, extraditions and writs.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
As of July 1, 2017, the salary is $21,515 monthly ($258,180 annually). In addition to a competitive salary, health and dental benefits, and a defined pension benefit, the appointed District Attorney is eligible for benefits which include: $600 monthly auto allowance with use of personal vehicle; $12,000 annual County contribution to deferred compensation plan; based on County hire date and upon qualifying contributions, eligibility for $85 plus an additional $150 per month County contribution to a deferred compensation plan; $60,000 executive group term life insurance; $700 annual executive professional development reimbursement; long-term disability insurance; reimbursement of State Bar membership dues; and participation in Social Security.