Nevada County assistant DA accepts job in El Dorado County |

Nevada County assistant DA accepts job in El Dorado County

Alan Riquelmy

Assistant District Attorney Joe Alexander, second-in-command at the Nevada County District Attorney’s Office, will leave his position this May.

Alexander, 48, will step into a management position at the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office, where he worked for about 15 years before coming to Nevada County in May last year.

Alexander said he will stay here another two months. District Attorney Cliff Newell has posted the open position, which pays between $130,832.00 and $159,723.20.

“I’ve enjoyed Nevada County tremendously,” Alexander said. “I wouldn’t be leaving for any other county, other than El Dorado.”

Alexander has served as a prosecutor since 1999. He’s worked in Sacramento, El Dorado and Nevada counties.

The bulk of his experience was earned in El Dorado County, where he was a senior prosecutor. Alexander came to Nevada County when Newell offered him a management position.

The El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office has since created a new management position, which led Alexander to return, he said.

“I think it’s a pretty good career move for him,” Newell said. “It’s a senior management position. He’ll certainly be missed here.”

Alexander said he will work with Newell to ensure a smooth transition with whomever takes his place. It’s possible he’d return to Nevada County to handle any ongoing criminal cases.

Alexander and his wife will continue to reside in Cool.