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District Attorney Secretary - Bureau Chief at County of Riverside

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Riverside, California

Job Description:


The Riverside County District Attorney's Office has an opportunity for a District Attorney Secretary to support the Bureau Chief located in Riverside. The incumbent will be responsible for preparing memorandums, creating PowerPoint presentations, taking meeting minutes, and proofreading drafts. The incumbent will also be responsible for coordinating meetings and travel arrangements, prioritizing a workload, and performing other duties as required. Competitive candidates will respond well in a fast-paced environment, have strong customer service skills, be proficient in the use of the full Microsoft Office Suite, and possess experience working in a law enforcement agency supporting staff classified as a Captain or of a higher rank. Secretarial experience is preferred.

The incumbent will be expected to exercise a high degree of confidentiality, initiative, and resourcefulness.

Positions in this class are characterized by the primary responsibility and continuing performance of secretarial, and complex clerical tasks of an administrative/legal nature and non-routine related duties for an Assistant Department Head, Deputy Director, or Division Chief.

This class is distinguished from the class of Executive Assistant I by the latter's primary responsibility to perform legal secretarial and administrative duties for a Department Head.

Meet the Team!

The District Attorney of Riverside County , as the public prosecutor acting on behalf of the People, vigorously enforces the law, pursues the truth, protects those victimized by crime, exonerates the innocent, and safeguards the rights of all to ensure that justice is done on behalf of our community. The office's staff of over 700 is comprised of prosecuting attorneys, sworn investigators, victim-witness advocates, paralegals, investigative technicians, forensic analysts, and a wide range of information technology and supporting staff all committed to excellence and integrity in public service. We are, and we seek to maintain, a diverse workforce to match a diverse county.


• Types correspondence, reports, memoranda, legal case records, and documents, orders, payrolls, statistical data (e.g., charts, tables, graphs) from rough drafts, marginal notes, or general instructions.

• Schedules appointments and relieves supervisor of administrative detail, such as, checking time and attendance reports and approving purchase requisitions; assists in carrying out administrative policies and procedures.

• Takes and transcribes dictation from voice recording, shorthand, speedwriting, stenography, or steno script; takes and types minutes of meetings.

• Assembles information from various sources and arranges into proper format; proofreads written materials to identify errors in punctuation, spelling, and grammar; sets up and maintains office files, records and indexes.

• Provides general information to office and telephone callers and/or refers them to appropriate party; maintains control files to monitor the status and expedite the completion of staff assignments.

• Coordinates time, place and participant arrangements for meetings.

• Sorts, screens, prioritizes and routes incoming mail; maintains office supply inventories and orders supplies.

• May train or orient new employees; may provide lead or full supervision of a small clerical unit; provides vacation and temporary relief as required.



One year as either a Secretary I or Legal Support Assistant II with Riverside County.


Three years of increasingly responsible, broad and varied clerical experience, one year of which must have been in a secretarial or stenographic capacity performing a wide range of complex legal clerical or stenographic duties. (Completion of 18 semester or 27 quarter units from a recognized college or 360 hours of training from a recognized occupational training program in secretarial sciences, office practices, business education, criminal justice, or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of the non-specialized clerical experience).


Four years of increasingly responsible, broad and varied clerical experience. (Completion of 18 semester or 27 quarter units from a recognized college or 360 hours of training from a recognized occupational training program in secretarial sciences, office practices, business education, criminal justice, or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of the non-specialized clerical experience).

Knowledge of:Typing layouts and formats; the operation and uses of common and automated office equipment including automatic or memory typewriter, personal computer, word processor, copier; filing systems (chronologic, numeric, alphabetic, subject area, tickler); business English including spelling, punctuation, grammar, capitalization and word usage; record keeping and clerical monitor/procedures; basic office procedures; arithmetic.

Ability to: Operate standard and modern office equipment; proofread and review work for accuracy and completeness; input and retrieve data from computerized record keeping systems; prioritize and route telephone calls and mail; monitor staff assignment deadlines.


Veteran's Preference

The County has a Veteran's Preference Policy. Upload a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference. See the policy here .

Reasonable Accommodations

The County of Riverside is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process should contact the recruiter for the position noted above. For additional information and/or to obtain the appropriate form for requesting a reasonable accommodation, please visit the Disability Access Office web page located at: .

What's Next?

This recruitment is open to all applicants.

Applicants who are current County of Riverside employees and/or current employees of the District Attorney's Office may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of applications received.

Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County.

Based on the number of applications received, this posting may close without notice.


For more information regarding the position, please contact the recruiter Brittney Mathis at (951) 955-5358 or via email at

MEDICAL/DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE: A choice of different medical, dental and visions plan are available to elect. The County provides a Flexible Benefit Credit contribution as governed by the applicable LIUNA Memorandum of Understanding to contribute towards the cost of these plans.

Note: Employees on assignment through the Temporary Assignment Program (TAP) receive different benefits. See the list here .
MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENT: County of Riverside has three retirement Tiers through the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).

  • Tier I (Classic Member - Formula 3% @ 60): Applicable to current and former County of Riverside local miscellaneous employees hired prior to 08/24/2012 and did not withdraw CalPERS contributions. The employee contribution is eight (8%) percent.

  • Tier II (Classic Member - Formula 2% @ 60): Applicable to local miscellaneous employees 1) hired after 08/23/2012 through 12/31/2012; 2) Previously employed with another CalPERS contracting public agency or a reciprocal retirement system, with a break in service of less than six months between the separation date with the previous employer and the appointment date with the County of Riverside. The employee contribution is seven (7%) percent.

  • Tier III (PEPRA New Member - Formula 2% @ 62): Applicable to CalPERS local miscellaneous new members hired on or after the implementation of the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) which took effect January 1, 2013. As of July 1, 2020, the employee contribution is 7.25% and subject to change annually.

A new member is defined as any of the following:
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who has no prior membership in any California Public Retirement System.
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who was a member with another California Public Retirement System prior to that date, but who is not subject to reciprocity upon joining CalPERS.
  • A member who first established CalPERS membership prior to January 1, 2013, and who is rehired by a different CalPERS agency after a break in service of greater than six (6) months.

  • CalPERS refers to all members that do not fit within the definition of a new member as "classic members".

    Contribution rates are subject to change based on the County of Riverside annual actuarial valuation.


    This summary is for general information purposes only. Additional questions regarding retirement formulas can be sent to or by calling the Benefits Information Line at (951) 955-4981,
    Option 2.

    If you have prior service credit with another CalPERS agency or within agencies, please contact CalPERS at (888) 225-7377 to determine which retirement tier would be applicable to you. CalPERS is governed by the Public Employees' Retirement Law. The Retirement Law is complex and subject to change. If there's any conflict between this summary and the law, the law will prevail over this summary.
    DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary employee contribution with a choice between two 457 deferred compensation plan options.

    VACATION ACCRUAL (Bi-Weekly Accrual):

    0< 3 year = 80 Hours (10 Days)
    4< 9 years = 120 Hours (15 Days)
    10 or more years = 160 Hours (20 Days)

    Maximum Vacation leave accumulation is 480 hours.

    SICK LEAVE: Four (4) hours Sick Leave accrual per pay period with unlimited accrual.

    HOLIDAYS: Normally 12 paid holidays per year

    BEREAVEMENT LEAVE: Allowed 5 days (3 days are County paid; 2 additional days can be taken from accrued Sick Leave balance)

    BASIC LIFE INSURANCE: Equal to one times annual base salary not to exceed $50,000 of term life coverage. Premiums are paid by the County. Additional Supplemental Life plan is available for employee purchase.

    DISABILITY: Short-term Disability benefit pays up to a maximum of $461.54 weekly, payable up to a maximum of 52 weeks.

    POST RETIREMENT MEDICAL CONTRIBUTION: A monthly contribution is made by the County towards retiree health insurance offered through the County as governed by the applicable Memorandum of Understanding.

    OTHER: There may be other benefit provisions as specified in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding. Please contact the recruiter listed on the job posting directly for more information.

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