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City of New York Bureau Chief of Legal Recruitment in New York, New York

Job Description

The Bronx County District Attorney’s Office seeks well-qualified staff whose diverse backgrounds contribute to serve the 1.4 million members of the Bronx County community and to pursue a safer Bronx through fair justice. We are seeking to hire a Chief for the Recruitment Bureau to work under the supervision of the Chief of Staff. The Bureau Chief will be an experienced, well-rounded professional with a strong track record in legal and professional staff recruitment, particularly with respect to qualified lateral attorneys, and an ability to create innovative and results-oriented solutions to address an agency-wide staffing shortage.


Establish and implement recruitment efforts that effectively communicate and support the Office’s mission and strategic vision;

Oversee and direct recruitment of attorneys and professional staff, with a full understanding of the recruitment process starting with drafting the job posting through making the job offer to successful applicants;

Develop innovative strategies for expanding and increasing the recruitment and retention of lateral attorneys and addressing unfilled positions;

Provide leadership and “hands-on” guidance to the entire Recruitment team by overseeing on-campus recruitment efforts, individual recruiter performance, efforts to address attrition and retention, and the efficient movement of legal and professional candidates through the recruitment process;

Engage in meaningful and ongoing discussion with the management staff to realistically assess and determine staffing needs;

Represent the Office as necessary at job fairs, on-campus recruitment, law school panel discussions, and recruitment conferences;

Collaborate with Human Resources, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, and data analysis staff to compile and analyze recruitment metrics for review by the District Attorney and her executive staff;

Effectively communicate job postings and recruitment updates within the Office and engage in expanded and effective dissemination of job postings and promotional material outside of the Office;

Serve as liaison to law schools to strengthen efforts to attract talent, assess optimal use of resources, and ensure seamless on-campus recruitment programs;

Collaborate with Litigation Training to oversee summer internship program, including event planning, work assignments, evaluations, mentorship, and final program reviews;

Monitor interview protocols to ensure a fair and equitable recruitment process; and

Handle sensitive and confidential information, work under pressure, and meet multiple deadlines.

All other projects as assigned.


A Juris Doctor and admission to practice law in New York state required;

New York state residency and United States citizenship required as of the first day of employment;

Minimum of 7+ years of demonstrated experience in legal recruitment or career counseling at a law school;

Demonstrated candidate sourcing, particularly with respect to lateral attorneys, and relationship-building skills;

Knowledge of best practices and familiarity with federal, state, and city laws relevant to legal recruitment, interview protocols, civil service hiring, and retention;

Excellent leadership, communication (written and verbal), interpersonal and collaborative skills;

Excellent judgment in handling sensitive and confidential information; ability to work under pressure and accommodate multiple challenging assignments and deadlines;

Strong computer skills, including proficiency in the use of Adobe Pro, Excel, Visio, and Microsoft Office;

Skills in data management and reporting required;

Knowledge of citywide systems such as NYCAPS, e-Hire, PRISE, PMS, CHRMS, and CityTime preferred; and

Ability to think creatively and work collaboratively with personnel at all levels of the Office.

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.