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The Yuba County District Attorney is looking for an experienced peace officer to join our law enforcement family as a DA Investigator.  A DA Investigator is a sworn peace officer who works to ensure investigations are complete and cases ready for presentation to a jury.  DA Investigators come alongside detectives from other law enforcement agencies to investigate critical incidents and other major cases.  DA Investigators also work closely with prosecuting attorneys to identify and conduct follow-up investigations necessary to uncover the truth and bring justice for crime survivors.

Examples of Job Duties:

· Conducts full scope of investigative work, including authoring search warrants, locating and interviewing witnesses, managing crime scenes, and processing evidence.

· Assists in preparing exhibits and evidence for courtroom presentation.

he ideal candidate will  be a person of integrity with a passion for justice, a love of mercy, and an attitude of humility.  They will have demonstrated their dedication to justice and victims  by routinely going the extra-mile in their investigations, developing a reputation for professional excellence, initiative, and compassion.  They will have experience with complex investigations, e.g., homicides, gang crimes, human trafficking, or sex crimes.  The ideal candidate will have the love and respect of their subordinates, peers, and supervisors.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum:  Education equivalent to 60 semester or 90 quarter units from an accredited university, plus 4 years of experience as a peace officer.  Candidates with additional experience who lack the educational equivalent are encouraged to apply.  Additional experience as a peace officer may be substituted for the educational equivalent at a rate of two years of experience per 30 semester or 45 quarter units.

Preferred: In addition to the minimum requirements, a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, an Intermediate P.O.S.T. Certificate, and investigative experience as a detective on major crimes.

Licenses and Certification:  Must meet California requirements for peace officer status, possess a valid California driver’s license and a valid P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate.

Final Filing Deadline: November 17, 2022


An official Yuba County employment application must be submitted by final filing deadline. Applications must include copies of valid license(s), certificate(s) and college transcripts and/or diploma. Incomplete applications may be disqualified from further consideration.


ONLINE APPLICATION:   Applications may be submitted online through CalOpps. Click on the Apply for Job button above to complete the Yuba County employment application.


HARD COPY APPLICATION: You may access a hard copy of the Yuba County employment application and Supplemental Questionnaire (delete if not applicable), by visiting our website at Our applications are available in a Microsoft Word format or fillable PDF, or you may pick up these materials in our office located 915 8th Street, Suite 113, Marysville, CA 95901. Hard copies of applications can be submitted to our office in person, by U.S. Mail or by fax at 530-749-7864. Applications must be received by the final filing deadline; postmarks or applications received after the final filing deadline will not be accepted.

Applicants must provide the following documents with their application by the filing deadline:

Completed Yuba County Employment Application (Online or Hard Copy)
Any Diplomas and Unofficial Transcripts
Copies of Related Certifications

The minimum and preferred requirements are listed above. While the following requirements outline the minimum qualifications, Human Resources reserves the right to select applicants for further consideration who demonstrate the best qualifications match for the job. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee further participation in selection procedures.


The recruitment process involves multiple steps which may include but are not limited to:

One-Way Video Interviews
Personal History Statement (Pre-Review)
Department Interviews


One-way interviews may be used as an extension of the application process as a secondary method of screening large applicant pools or as an oral examination. A panel may be comprised of one individual, typically the hiring authority, or a small group of subject matter experts. Oral examinations can be used to assist in the establishment of an employment list or as part of the hiring decision.  The goal of a one-way interview is to simulate an actual in-person interview environment.  If one-way video interviewing is utilized in the recruitment process, applicants are provided detailed information including instructions, interview practice options and 24 hour direct support from the County’s vendor, Spark Hire.


All applicants that successfully complete the examination process and are certified to the employment list, will be notified and must submit a complete Personal History Statement to the District Attorney’s Office at the time of interview. A review of the PHS will be conducted for each candidate to determine which candidates best meet the professional standard criteria adopted by the Department.

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