Job Posting: Criminal Prosecutions DAG III

Department of Justice

Criminal Prosecutions DAG III

$9,210.00 - $11,815.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 10/2/2019

Job Description and Duties

Are you looking for a fulfilling and challenging career with one of the largest and most highly regarded law offices in California?  Are you seeking a job that provides an opportunity to work as part of a team while pursuing dynamic and thought-provoking cases?  If so, the Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse may be the opportunity you are seeking.

The Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse Deputy Attorney General III position prosecutes complex and challenging criminal cases in state court involving (1) fraud by health care providers against the Medi-Cal program; (2) criminal abuse and neglect of elders and dependent adults in skilled nursing facilities and other residential facilities; and (3) the diversion of controlled prescription drugs by health care providers. This is a “vertical prosecution unit” where prosecutors work closely with the Bureau’s special agents and investigative auditors. DAGs are expected to oversee the Bureau’s investigators in developing investigative case plans, in reviewing search warrants and arrest warrants, and in fashioning criminal charges. DAGs handle the criminal prosecution from filing to conviction and sentencing.   Additional duties include legal/statutory research and staying abreast of the rapidly changing fields of health care law, elder law, and electronic evidence law; working with regulatory and executive government agencies; working with expert witnesses to establish standards of care and breach of those standards in the health care industry; working with forensic computer experts and investigators; freezing or forfeiting assets; reviewing pending legislation; and collaborating with prosecutors for California local counties and for other states’ Attorneys General, and with USDOJ and various US Attorney’s Offices in federal districts nationwide.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Criminal Prosecutions DAG III
$9,210.00 - $11,815.00 A
$5,602.00 - $5,827.00 A
$5,609.00 - $6,403.00 B
$6,760.00 - $8,501.00 C
$7,609.00 - $9,760.00 D
$10,173.00 - $13,062.00 A
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Criminal Law, Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse, Criminal Prosecutions Team - Sacramento. 
  • 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

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check will be required.
  • JC-159921 must be clearly stated in the "Examination or Job Title(s) for which you are Applying" section located on page one of your state application. 

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: 10/2/2019

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: Meghan Zapata (JC-159921)
Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse
2329 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95833

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Meghan Zapata (JC-159921)
Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse
2329 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95833
08:30 AM - 04:30 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 -

    Click on the following link to complete the California Department of Justice Recruitment Survey:

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 or civil prosecution trial experience and a demonstrated ability and experience in developing strategic case plans, managing case loads, and coordinating investigative activities. Experience in health care fraud, knowledge of the health care industry, and the Medi-Cal program in particular, would be beneficial, but is not required. Must be able and willing to travel, including overnight; have a positive attitude; be a team player; possess an excellent work ethic; and exhibit exemplary prosecutorial ethics.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Meghan Zapata
(916) 621-1782

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 Information

  • This position is being re-advertised.  If you previously applied for JC-159921, you do not need to reapply.
  • Please note that appointment to the DAG classification will be made using the Attorney examination. The Attorney and DAG III examination may be found on-line at
  • DAG III applicants are those with at least 6 years of legal experience.

Additional Job Related Information

This position is conveniently located in Natomas near entrances to both I-5 and I-80 and offers free parking in a modern business campus near shopping, banking, eating, parks, and both bicycle and pedestrian paths.

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