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Title NYPTI Staff Attorney
Salary Commensurate with experience
Location Albany, NY
Job Information

The New York Prosecutors Training Institute (NYPTI) seeks an Attorney with at least 5 years’ experience as a prosecutor to join our Albany, New York Office. The person must provide thorough and quick answers and advice on varied legal and practical issues arising in any phase of a criminal prosecution, plus develop training courses for prosecutors. Strong research, writing, and computer skills are essential as is meeting deadlines, prioritizing multiple projects, and collegiality. Some overnight travel required. Salary based on experience. Excellent benefits package. Email cover letter, writing sample & resume to debbie.peskin@nypti.org

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Title Senior Assistant District Attorney, FT
Salary $95,008.00 plus excellent benefits
Location Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office
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Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office seeks experienced candidates for full time Senior Assistant District Attorney position in the DWI/Vehicular Crimes Unit. Candidate should have a minimum of 3 plus years experience, including trial and grand jury work. Duties and responsibilities will include prosecuting significant felony cases, from preliminary hearings, grand jury presentations thru trial, oversight and training of Assistant District Attorneys in that unit. Will work collaboratively with other Senior Assistant District Attorneys to implement New York State Criminal Justice Reforms.

Send cover letter with resume, writing sample, and statement of interest to kheggen@saratogacountyny.gov.

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Title Part Time-Assistant District Attorney/Appellate Attorney
Salary Commensurate with experience but not to exceed $58,000
Location Town of Carmel, Putnam County, New York
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The Putnam County District Attorney’s Office is seeking a qualified, experienced candidate to join our office in the role of part time assistant district attorney. Part time responsibilities will include being responsible for two local courts per month, and some appellate work. Applicants should expect to be in the office Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11am to 5pm but this schedule can be discussed. Applicants should have a good knowledge of the NYS penal law, criminal procedural law, V&T law, Freedom of Information (F.O.I.L) Law and criminal appellate procedures.

Residency: Must be a Putnam resident or live in an adjoining county, be licensed to practice law in the State of New York, and possess a certificate of good standing from the Appellate Division.

Benefits: Medical benefits are not included. NYS retirements benefits are optional. Paid vacation, sick and holidays.

Please send resume, writing sample, law school transcript and at least two references to Christina Rizzo at chistrina.rizzoZ@putnamcountyny.gov

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Title Assistant District Attorney – Putnam County
Salary TBD/Commensurate with experience
Location Town of Carmel, Putnam County, New York
Job Information

The Putnam County District Attorney’s Office is seeking a qualified, experienced candidate to join our small yet dynamic office in the role of appellate attorney. Applicants must have 3+ years experience practicing criminal law, with a strong preference for prior appellate experience; possess superior research and writing skills; and demonstrate strong interpersonal and professional skills both in and out of the courtroom. Responsibilities will also include responding to FOIL inquiries and handling a local court case load of misdemeanor and felony cases.

Residency: Must be a Putnam resident or live in an adjoining county, be licensed to practice law in the State of New York, and possess a certificate of good standing from the Appellate Division.

Benefits: Full time benefits including health insurance and retirement benefits.

Contact: Please send resume, writing sample, law school transcript, and at least two references to Christina Rizzo at Christina.Rizzo@putnamcountyny.gov

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Title Crime Victim Program Coordinator – Albany County
Job Information

The Albany County District Attorney’s Office is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Crime Victim Program Coordinator. All applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to: Albany County District Attorney’s Office, 6 Lodge Street, 4th Floor Albany, NY 12207 attention to: Heather Orth. You may also e-mail documents to Heather.Orth@albanycountyny.gov. All application materials should be received by the District Attorney’s Office no later than Friday August 16, 2019.

CRIME VICTIM PROGRAM COORDINATOR

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Manages the county crime victims’ program and coordinating a crime victims’ service program in the community. The incumbent may supervise employees and volunteers engaged in providing court advocacy services to crime victims and others affected by crime. Workers are responsible for identifying eligible crime victims and providing services, referrals and compensation claims assistance. Work is performed under the general supervision of an administrator or manager. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
 Coordinates and supervises the activities and operation of the Crime Victim Assistance program;
 Evaluate the immediate needs of the victim, and provide crisis intervention and referrals for services;
 Act as client advocate in court and on behalf or in conjunction with the District Attorney’s office;
 Participates in the development and implementation of program policies and procedures;
 Educate victims about the processes and procedures of prosecuting the crime;
 Provides on-the-job training for employees and volunteers;
 Develops and maintains contacts with community agencies providing services relevant to crime victim needs;
 Represents the program at community meetings and public and private agencies;
 Supervises and directs crime victim caseworkers or other professional advocacy staff;
 Provides court accompaniment to crime victims;
 Assist victims in filing claims for compensation for crime-related losses;
 Assists the crime victim in obtaining petitions for family court and for custody issues;

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Thorough knowledge of the practices and principles of community services program administration; good knowledge of the criminal justice system as it relates to crime victim programs; good knowledge of the structure, organization and procedures of the District Attorney’s office; good knowledge of personal information gathering and counseling techniques; ability to develop and maintain satisfactory working relationships with victims; ability to train others ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to deal effectively with community, as well as government agencies; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master’s Degree in criminal justice, human services, sociology, social work or nursing or closely related field and two (2) years of experience involving the advocacy for clients in social services, criminal justice, mental health or similar type of agency; OR
B. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, human services, sociology, social work or nursing or closely related field and four (4) years of experience as defined in A, above; OR
C. Any equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of A and B.

NOTE: Verifiable volunteer experience will be given prorated credit based upon a review of the qualifying experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Eligibility for and possession of a valid New York State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License at the time of appointment.

Juris. Class: Competitive
Revised: 07/05

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Title Crime Victim Caseworker – Albany County
Job Information

The Albany County District Attorney’s Office is seeking qualified candidates to fill two positions with the Office’s Crime Victims Unit. The Office is looking to hire one individual for Supervising Crime Victim Caseworker and one individual for Crime Victim Caseworker. Please see below for job descriptions and qualifications. All applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to: Albany County District Attorney’s Office, 6 Lodge Street, 4th Floor Albany, NY 12207 attention to: Amanda Kyle-Sprague. You may also e-mail documents to Amanda.Kyle-Sprague@albanycountyny.gov . All application materials should be received by the District Attorney’s Office no later than Friday August 16, 2019.

Crime Victim Caseworker

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Receives and records information from crime victims and provides agency services to victims and others affected by crime. Services involve advocacy and claims assistance for victims and others affected by crime to determine the kind of assistance needed. Workers also provide follow up and referral service. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Supervising Crime Victims Caseworker. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

 Meets with crime victims to determine type of assistance to provide to victims affected by crime;
 Refers victims to appropriate human services agencies for assistance such as counseling, therapy and legal services, etc.;
 Provides crisis intervention for the emotional support of crime victim’s needs;
 Aids victims in filing Family Court petitions etc.;
 Assists crime victims in understanding court proceedings, criminal charges and Family Court petitions;
 Files New York State Office of Victim Services (OVS) claims for the victim/s to receive compensation for crime related losses;
 Advocates for the crime victim/s in criminal justice process;
 Aids and advocates for victims of domestic violence;
 Records information from local crime reports and prepares reports of services provided;
 Meets with victims in the office, court and police station;
 Accompanies victims to the courts, at various locations;
 Participates in scheduled volunteer training sessions and contacts volunteers when needed;
 Represents agency at meetings with the public or professional groups concerning crime victims;
 Maintains case files and reports;
 Keeps records and makes reports.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
 Working knowledge of the Criminal Justice System; working knowledge of information collection techniques obtaining information through structured forms;
 Working knowledge of human service agencies and services provided by various agencies;
 Ability to learn and apply the working procedures and operations of the criminal justice system;
 Ability to compile data;
 Ability to assist in the preparation of various forms;
 Ability to establish and maintain good working relations with others;
 Good judgment;
 Compassion;
 Sensitivity;
 Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: EITHER:
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, human services, psychology, sociology or closely related degree; OR,
B. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college with an Associate’s Degree in criminal justice, human services, psychology or sociology and two years of advocacy experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
Eligibility for and possession of an appropriate New York State Driver’s License issued by the State of New York.
Juris. Class: Competitive
Revised: 07/05

SUPERVISING CRIME VICTIMS CASEWORKER

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Participates in and supervises employees and volunteers engaged in providing court advocacy services to crime victims and others affected by crime. Incumbent is responsible for identifying eligible crime victims and providing services, human and legal services referrals, compensation claims assistance, consultation with Assistant District Attorney’s and court advocacy. Incumbent reviews work of subordinate staff to ensure contract compliance with Office of Victim Services and New York State’s victim compensation law. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Albany County District Attorney or the DA’s designee. Direct supervision is exercised over Crime Victims Caseworkers and volunteer staff. The performance of incumbent’s duties may include night and weekend work. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
 Participates in and supervises, schedules and reviews the work of subordinate staff engaged in the providing of agency services to victims and others affected by crime;
 Supervises daily activities of program to ensure contract compliance;
 Assists victims in criminal courts throughout the county, in the office, or by telephone to determine the type of assistance required.
 Assists crime victims in understanding court proceedings, filing appropriate paperwork, understanding criminal charges, securing Orders of Protection, identifying victims preferences in court outcomes as necessary;
 Participates in the development and implementation of program policies and procedures; Schedules subordinate staff to provide court accompaniment to crime victims, participates as necessary;
 Advocates for the client in court and with Assistant District Attorney’s;
 Maintains professional contacts with human and legal service providers to secure assistance and services for crime victims;
 Assists the crime victim in obtaining petitions for family court and for custody issues;
 Participates in the on-the-job training sessions for employees and volunteers;
 May represent the agency by speaking publicly at community meetings with professional groups or the general public;
 Responsible for office supply maintenance and employee time-keeping functions including accrual use approval/disapproval;
 Maintains files and records, as required.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
 Thorough knowledge of the practices and principles of community services program administration;
 Good knowledge of the criminal justice system as it relates to crime victim programs;
 Good knowledge of the human and legal services available to crime victims;
 Good knowledge of personal information gathering and counseling techniques;
 Ability to train others;
 Ability to plan, supervise and review the work of others;
 Ability to deal effectively with community, as well as, the government agencies;
 Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
OPEN COMPETITIVE: EITHER:
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master’s Degree in criminal justice, human services, sociology or nursing or closely related field and one (1) year of supervisory experience involving the advocacy for clients in social services, criminal justice, mental health or similar type of agency; OR,
B. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, sociology, nursing, human services or closely related field and three (3) years of supervisory experience involving advocacy for clients in social services, criminal justice, mental health or similar type of agency.

NOTE: Volunteer experience will be given prorated credit based upon a review of the qualifying experience.

PROMOTIONAL:
Immediately preceding the date of examination, thirty-six (36) months’ permanent competitive class status as a Crime Victims Caseworker in the agency where the vacancy, or anticipated vacancy, exists.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
Eligibility for and possession of a valid New York State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License at the time of appointment.
Juris. Class: Competitive
ACCS Adopted: 09/06
Revised: 01/10

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Title Assistant District Attorney – Clinton County
Salary $66,939 – $82,973 depending on experience
Location Clinton County District Attorney’s Office
Job Information

The Clinton County District Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for 3 ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY positions. Prosecution experience is preferred  with experience handling felony prosecutions, including grand jury presentation and motion practice but will except and review all applications.  Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be admitted to the New York Bar and be a member in good standing. Applicants should possess superior communication and courtroom skills, have strong research and writing abilities, demonstrate strong interpersonal and professional skills, and must exhibit the ability to work with other attorneys, staff, and the Courts in a professional manner while functioning in a highly demanding work environment. Salary $66,939 – $82,973 depending on experience. Applicants must reside in Clinton County within 6 months of appointment.

 

Qualified applicants may forward their resume to Diana Livermore, Clinton County District Attorney’s Office, 137 Margaret Street, Suite 201, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 or email resume to diana.livermore@clintoncountygov.com

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Title Assistant District Attorney – Lewis County
Salary $60,343 – $76,990 range
Location Lewis County District Attorney
Job Information

Lewis County is seeking full time ADA to work assisting the County DA and PT ADA in the investigation, preparation and presentations in court of primarily misdemeanor cases, and violation level caseload in Justice Courts. Flexible work schedule required both day and night work. Candidates must be licensed to practice law in the State of New York and Certificate in Good Standing from the Appellate Division. Salary; $60,343-$76,990 p/yr. Forward resume, references and salary history by July 18, 2019 to: Chris Boulio, Director of Human Resources, 7660 N. State St. Lowville, NY 13367 chrisboulio@lewiscounty.ny.gov EOE

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