San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles or San Diego, California

Posted Date

May 3, 2024

Contact Information

Alysia Phillips

We are seeking an attorney to join the Cybercrime Section of the California Department of Justice. The position may be filled in San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles or San Diego.

The Cybercrime Section provides investigative and prosecutorial support at every stage of investigation and prosecution of cybercrimes in California. Additionally, the Cybercrime Section provides legal support to the five California regional high-tech task forces funded through the High Technology Theft Apprehension and Prosecution (HTTAP) Program, as well as to those rural counties not represented by an HTTAP funded task force.

Deputies in the Cybercrime Section are experienced criminal trial lawyers with a minimum of two (2) years litigation experience, preferably conducting criminal trials. Deputies must work independently in the investigation and prosecution of major, multi-jurisdictional, complex criminal cases involving technology-related crimes in California.

Some examples of those crimes include unauthorized intrusions, internet fraud, scams or confidence schemes committed by means of electronic media, money laundering via cryptocurrency or electronic transfer, organized retail crimes involving significant digital evidence, cyberstalking, cyberextortion or cyberexploitation.

Cybercrime deputies develop and present curricula in training programs for judges, prosecutors, law enforcement and the public on technology safety issues and legal updates. The position currently permits a flexible work schedule, but requires some travel to fully participate in investigations and prosecutions in multiple jurisdictions.

Salary Ranges (Monthly)

  • DAG (0-5 years of legal experience) $7,737.00 – $11,173.00
  • DAG III (5+ years of legal experience) $10,536.00 – $13,526.00
  • DAG IV (6+ years of legal experience) $11,644.00 – $14,954.00

Benefits of working for the State of California:

  • Work-life balance
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Flexible paid leave options
  • Consistent wage increases
  • Pension retirement
  • Job Stability
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • And more!


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Active membership in The California State Bar

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Criminal trial experience
  • Knowledge of economic crime, digital evidence, digital forensics, dark/deep web investigations, cryptocurrency, ransomware, deepfakes, etc.
  • Knowledge of criminal laws and procedures

Application Process

Please submit an application on CalCareers (link below) by 5/24/2024 at 11:59pm Pacific.

Your application package must include:

  • State employment application form 678 (completed online)
  • Resume
  • Statement of Qualifications – The Statement is a narrative discussion of how the applicant’s education, training, experience, and skills meet the minimum and desirable qualifications and qualify the applicant for the position. The Statement of Qualifications serves as a documentation of the applicant’s ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing and should be no more than two pages in length.