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Bronx County District Attorney's Office ADA - Senior Homicide Counsel in Bronx, New York

ADA - Senior Homicide Counsel

Summary

Title:ADA - Senior Homicide Counsel

ID:902 - 2022044

Department:Homicide Bureau

Functional Title:Assistant District Attorney

Campaign Start Date:02/23/2022

Salary Range:$180,000

of openings:1

Shift:N/A

Description

JOB SUMMARY:

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 Homicide Bureau is composed of some of the most seasoned and experienced prosecutors working in one of the busiest offices in the country . While the Bronx accounts for 16% of the population of the City of New York, it saw 31% of the Homicides in 2021. With the increase in violence and homicides in the Bronx, we are currently seeking an experienced trial attorney to join the Homicide Bureau as Senior Homicide Counsel. Prosecutors with a minimum of 10 years experience and ten Homicide trials as first chair, will be considered. Reporting to the Chief of Homicide, with latitude for independent judgment, Homicide Counsel handle high-profile, challenging, complex, and sensitive cases from investigation through trial as well as serve as a mentor to junior ADAs in the bureau.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prosecute homicides from investigation through trial

  • Serve rotations of 24-hour on-call duty

  • Respond to crime scenes

  • Conduct witness and/or defendant interviews

  • Draft search warrants, trap and traces, and cell site orders

  • Present homicide cases to the grand jury

  • Establish and maintain relationships with witnesses and surviving families

  • Handle the most high-profile and sensitive cases in the office

  • Handle cases with challenging witnesses and/or challenging defendants

  • Handle a high-volume caseload efficiently and effectively

  • Train and mentor less experienced ADAs throughout the office

  • Consult on trial issues office-wide

  • All other duties as assigned

    QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Juris Doctor degree required

  • Minimum of 10 years of criminal trial experience

  • Minimum of 15 felony trials including 10 homicide trials as first chair

  • 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, evidenced by provision of an original current certificate of good standing

  • 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

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    **LOAN FORGIVENESS: The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with DCWP qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program's other requirements. Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service .

    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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