Career Opportunities



The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's Office is NOW accepting applications for Post-Bar Law Clerk and Deputy District Attorney I, II, III, and IV.  The ideal candidates will be driven, self-motivated and have a desire to serve their community by seeking and pursuing justice on behalf of victims of crime.  Excellent analytical, research, written communication, and verbal advocacy skills are required.  

For a full job description and application, visit the County of San Luis Obispo Human Resources Department.


We are also hiring for a Post Bar Law Clerk position which affords individuals who have recently taken the California Bar examination, but do not yet meet the minimum qualifications for the Deputy District Attorney I, the opportunity to complete in the recruitment process and develop their legal analysis and courtroom presentation skills in a fast-paced, collaborative, dynamic prosecuting agency while awaiting California Bar results.  

For a full job description and application, visit the County of San Luis Obispo Human Resources Department.


Listings for all open employment opportunities at the District Attorney's Office are found at the County of San Luis Obispo Human Resources Department.

The District Attorney's Office also offers several internship programs and opportunities:

  • Click on the link for more information on the year-long volunteer internship opportunities with our Christopher G. Money Victim Witness Assistance Center.
  • Non-law students are able to apply for summer and extended volunteer internships.  The primary duty of a non-law student intern focuses on providing clerical assistance to our attorneys, administrative team, and support staff.  Interns may also be tasked with special projects as needed.  For more information, or to apply for a non-law student internship, contact Administrative Services Officer Nanci Lovelace at 805-781-5800 or email [email protected]
  • Law student internship/clerkship: 


The San Luis Obispo District Attorney’s Office is pleased to offer a limited number of volunteer clerkships to law students.  “1L” law students typically conduct legal research, do legal writing, and assist in law & motion or trial preparation under the direct supervision of a trial attorney.  In addition, “2L” law students may also appear in court to represent the People in contested hearings and trials, if certified to do so by the California Bar.  The positions are volunteer, although many law schools offer academic credit for participation in the law clerk program.   For further information, or to apply for a clerkship, contact Chief Deputy District Attorney Sheryl Wolcott at 805-781-5800 or [email protected].

All applicants must pass a background investigation.