Job Posting: Prosecutions Attorney

Department of Justice

Prosecutions Attorney

$11,644.00 - $14,954.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 6/26/2024

Job Description and Duties

The Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse (DMFEA) investigates and prosecutes, both criminally and civilly, healthcare providers who defraud the Medi-Cal program and those who abuse or neglect elderly and dependent adults in care facilities.  Within DMFEA, the Facilities Enforcement Team plays a unique and critically important role in ensuring the safety and care of elderly and dependent persons residing in nursing homes and other long term care facilities by prosecuting allegations involving systemic fraud, abuse, and neglect in criminal and civil state court actions.  As a member of the Facilities Enforcement Team, this Deputy Attorney General position is part of a vertical prosecution unit where prosecutors work closely with the Division’s special agents and investigative auditors, advising on the development of investigative plans, reviewing search warrants and arrest warrants, and determining whether to file a criminal or civil enforcement action.  The DAG then litigates the criminal or civil prosecution from filing to conviction and sentencing or settlement.  The unit emphasizes the critical work of establishing criminal and civil liability of owners, operators, and controlling entities of adult residential care facilities, including corporate liability for business practices that risk or cause harm to residents (Business & Professions section 17200).  The DAG is expected to perform a variety of complex legal and other research, and stay up to date in the rapidly changing fields of health care law, elder law, and electronic evidence.  The DAG will work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams of nurses, doctors, auditors, special agents, and others in conducting investigations and litigating cases, and will also work with regulatory and executive agencies which may take administrative actions concurrent with our investigations.  The DAG position will be responsible for cases statewide and will be required to travel throughout California.

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You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

This is a hybrid position under current DOJ telework policy, that is subject to modification.  The position provides the opportunity to work remotely or in-office most days, but at least one day per week (or more) of in-office attendance is required.  Travel and additional in-person attendance is required for court appearances, meetings or other operational needs.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Prosecutions Attorney
$11,644.00 - $14,954.00
$10,536.00 - $13,526.00
$12,290.00 - $15,685.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

  • These positions are located in the Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse in Sacramento. 
  • DAG V consideration - lateral transfers only. 
  • 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.
  • Deputies must be active members of the California State Bar.

  • If you submit your application by mail, please contact the HR consultants to confirm it has been received.
  • Clearly indicate the Job Control Code (JC-432172) and the title of this position in the “Examination or Job Title for Which You Are Applying” section located on the first page of your STD 678 State Application.

  • Individuals who are new to State service must have list eligibility in order to gain employment with the Office of the Attorney General.  Process is described at:

  • Please note that appointment to the DAG classifications will be made using the following examinations:

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: 6/26/2024

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: Nicole Farrah (JC-432172)
1300 I Street, 7th Floor
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
Nicole Farrah (JC-432172)
1300 I Street, 7th Floor
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 - Cover letter
  • Other - Writing sample consisting of a dispositive motion, pretrial motion or appellate brief preferably written in the prior year. 
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:

Extensive complex criminal and/or civil trial experience; demonstrated ability and experience in developing strategic case plans, managing caseloads, and coordinating investigative activities. Experience in health care fraud, and knowledge of the health care industry and the Medi-Cal program in particular is helpful, as is experience in elder law or medical malpractice. Must be able to travel, including overnight, to handle cases or investigations throughout California; be comfortable with performing outreach to outside agencies; possess an excellent work ethic and a willingness to continually learn and improve; and work well with others, including colleagues and support staff. 


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.



Contact Information

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

Human Resources Contact:
Nicole Farrah
(916) 210-7259

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 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