Independent Investigations Bureau ADA

Assistant District Attorneys within the Independent Investigations Bureau have over fifty years of experience trying criminal and civil matters ranging from law enforcement abuse to wrongful convictions, civil rights violations, violent crimes, hate crimes, fraud, human trafficking, and public corruption offenses.

They bring valuable experience garnered from their employment with the United States Department of Justice, nationally-recognized law firms, public defender organizations, and local government. 

Of the many individual accomplishments and accolades earned by each attorney, the strength of IIB lies in the complementary and diverse nature of its pieces. Each attorney’s unique training and skills expands the collective knowledge and expertise of the team to address the challenges and complexities of investigating and prosecuting law enforcement misconduct.

The office seeks to have a legal staff that reflects the diversity of the community we serve and actively recruits minority applicants. The office is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or employment status.

If you believe you are a good fit for the Independent Investigations Bureau, please consider submitting an application following the steps below.

Application Process Application Process

Step 1

  1. Please visit Job Postings
  2. Select “Attorney (Civil/Criminal) (Independent Investigations Bureau) PEX-8177-071551” and follow the prompts to complete and submit the online portion of the application process.

Step 2

All Applicants must also: Submit Application Materials

Step 3

All applicants selected for the first round interview will be contacted directly. Please ensure that all contact information you provide is valid.

Application Materials  Application Materials 

All applicants are required to submit the following materials to Shavaun Tolliver in a single Word or PDF file:

1. Cover Letter addressed to:

Shavaun Tolliver
Human Resources Manager
Office of District Attorney Chesa Boudin
350 Rhode Island Street, 400N
San Francisco, CA 94103

2.  Resume

3.  Writing Sample

Writing sample: Your writing sample should show substantial legal research and analysis and should be limited to no more than 12 pages. It need not be on a criminal law subject and there is no specific length requirement. Please submit what you consider to be the best example of your writing. The sample should be accompanied by a cover page explaining (a) the sample's original purpose (e.g., class assignment, moot court brief, internal memorandum for employer); (b) when and for whom the sample was written; (c) the extent of editing by any third party; (d) if the writing sample is an excerpt from a larger document, the nature of such larger document; and (e) if the sample is a collaborative work, which portion of the sample was written by the applicant. You may submit additional samples while your application is pending if you desire.

4.  Three References

References: We require at least three professional references from former or current employers who have firsthand knowledge of your performance in a legal position. References from former or current employers in a legal setting are preferable to academic references. Personal references are not desired, nor are letters of recommendation. Please include a full name, current telephone number, and e-mail address for each reference provided.


Salary and Benefits Salary and Benefits 


Salaries range from $114,816.00 to $201,084.00 a year commensurate to experience. Please see Job Postings for additional information.


Benefits include a comprehensive insurance plan offering medical, dental and vision, life and long-term disability options, generous vacation time, parental leaves, domestic partnership benefits, pre-tax spending options and deferred compensation plans. For more information about benefits, please click here.