SF District Attorney

About the office

Join Our Team

The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office has opportunities for attorneys (hired and volunteer), investigators, paralegals, financial analysts, IT technicians, facilities operators, and students to join one of the premier prosecution agencies in the United States. The unparalleled opportunities for challenging, meaningful, and sophisticated work have consistently drawn top candidates to our office over the years.

The SFDA’s Office has long been committed to the recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion of a diverse staff. A 2016 study by Stanford Law School found that the SFDA’s office was the most diverse large county prosecutor’s office in California. Specifically, it showed 46.5% of prosecutors in the office are black, Latino, Asian, and other non-white demographics. It also showed the office has the largest percentage of female prosecutors among large counties at 53.5%

Today, 45.9% of our prosecutors are people of color and 50% are women.

We believe that our staff should reflect the community we serve and that diversity promotes a stronger office that pursues and projects fair-mindedness to all those coming in contact with the criminal justice system. San Francisco is enriched by its diverse population, and by embracing its diversity we strengthen our ability to carry out the mission of our office.

There are many ways you can contribute to the work of the office. Please see below for the office’s many career opportunities.

Note: Due to a citywide budget shortfall in light of COVID-19, we are not currently hiring for non-internship positions. However, please feel free to apply and we will keep your information on file for when the hiring freeze is lifted.

Who are we?

The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office is a vibrant and dedicated team of professionals that proudly mirrors the diversity and richness of cultures in the City and County of San Francisco. Our office diversity not only reflects our community, but inspires confidence in all of those who come into contact with the criminal justice system. Our diversity also allows us to more effectively maintain public safety, faithfully serve the needs of all segments of our community, and fiercely advance our vision for a more fair and equitable world.  

Our team includes attorneys, paralegals, investigators, policy analysts, communications professionals, financial analysts, IT technicians, facilities operators, and students. Our team is led by District Attorney Chesa Boudin who was elected in November of 2019 in the first open election for the office in more than a century. Read more about the DA’s Policy Visions and the Office.

Our Values

Our team is part of a larger national movement that shares a transformative vision to fix a broken criminal justice system. We make this vision a reality with evidence-based practices and data-driven solutions that advance public safety, and that are victim/survivor-centered, empowering, healing, and restorative for all involved. We believe in transparency, accountability, creativity, and equality. We work together as a team to develop and implement more effective, principled, and humane policies that address the root causes and effects of crime and keep us all safer. 

Work with Us

If you are a courageous, committed, and passionate individual who shares these values and wants to help us redefine criminal justice, we want you!  

Our goal is to be a diverse and inclusive workforce that is representative of the residents that we serve. The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Given the diverse nature of our community, the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds is essential. We therefore actively recruit and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and who are bilingual to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.  

If you are ready to do the most impactful work of your career, apply now!