Special Victims Division: Major Case Assistant District Attorney

Company:  City of New York
Location: Hamilton
Hours: Full Time
Type: Permanent
Job Requirements / Description

The Bronx District Attorney is committed to serving the over 1.4 million members of the Bronx County community through the Office’s groundbreaking mission of “Pursuing Justice with Integrity” by fulfilling our duty to victims and providing fairness to defendants. We are looking for a diverse staff that reflects the community we serve. The Bronx District Attorney is seeking experienced attorneys (7+ years) to investigate and prosecute major cases in the Special Victims Division, which consists of the Child Abuse/ Sex Crimes Bureau, the Domestic Violence Bureau, and the Human Trafficking Unit.


Investigate and prosecute Major Cases in the Special Victims Division

Collaborate closely with Bureau Chief/Unit Chief, Deputy Bureau Chiefs, and other Supervisors

Operate at a high level of proficiency in both oral and written advocacy

Have a good understanding of medical and forensic evidence related to Special Victim cases

Effectively liaise and collaborate with other Agencies such as the New York City Police Department, the Administration for Children’s Services, the Bronx Child Advocacy Center, the Bronx
Family Justice Center and other partners in the field of Special Victims

Participate in meetings and conferences both internally and externally

When needed, advise, assist, and second seat, both in grand jury and trial, all levels of legal staff

All other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Juris Doctor degree required

Minimum of 7 years of criminal trial experience

Minimum of 5 felony jury trials or “Major Case” Investigations (Applicants must provide list of trials and major case investigations with case descriptions and brief summaries)

U.S. citizenship and New York State residency are required as of first day of employment

Member in good standing of the NY State Bar

Ability to exercise good judgment and strong ethics

Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills

Exhibit an ability to maintain confidentiality of information

Ability to analytically solve issues or problems from inception through conclusion

Ability to excel in a fast-paced work environment and handle a high volume of cases

Ability to work nights, holidays and weekends as needed

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/
Residency Requirement

New York State Residency is REQUIRED on the first day of employment
Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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