Paralegal at New York County District Attorney's Office in New York, New York

Posted in General Business 26 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Job Description

Division/Unit: Worker Protection Unit

Position Title: Paralegal

Civil Service Title: Community Associate

Salary Range: $49,000 - $51,984

Job Description:
The New York County District Attorney's Office (DANY) has an opening for a Paralegal to join the Rackets Bureau's Worker Protection Unit (WPU) and its Construction Fraud Task Force. This Unit investigates wage theft, construction fatalities and injuries, workplace safety hazards, and fraud against workers, immigrants, and other vulnerable populations. The WPU collaborates with community and worker rights groups to protect marginalized communities and partners with city, state, and federal agencies to make cases that have an industry-wide impact. In this position, the Paralegal will assist the Unit with long-term and short-term investigations related to worker safety and exploitation.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Assist the Unit in all aspects of investigations.
  • Draft subpoenas, correspondence, and legal documents.
  • Organize and manage large amounts of data and search warrant documents.
  • Compile and analyze case documents for grand juries and trials.
  • Perform related administrative and clerical tasks.
  • Take detailed notes during interviews.
  • Prepare, organize, and redact documents to comply with discovery obligations.
  • Collaborate with various community organizations and governmental agencies.


In addition to the Minimum Qualification Requirements, candidates must possess the following:

  • Level 1 - bachelor's degree from an accredited college.
  • Level 2 - bachelor's degree from an accredited college and one (1) year of experience either as a paralegal in the criminal justice field or equivalent.
  • Level 3 - bachelor's degree from an accredited college and two (2) years of experience either as a paralegal in the criminal justice field or equivalent.


Preferred Requirements/Skills:

  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish.
  • Prior experience in the criminal justice or nonprofit industry.
  • Interest in worker rights, immigrant rights, construction safety and accountability.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills.
  • Ability to learn and use various computer databases.
  • Ability to work independently, manage deadlines, and follow directions.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff, court representatives, and law enforcement representatives.
  • Willingness to work overtime and flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.


Hours/Shift:
  • Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

How to Apply:
  • Apply with a Cover Letter and Resume.

Additional Information:


  • Current office employees: To be eligible for a transfer or promotion, staff must have already served at least 1 year in their current position and be in good standing. In addition, must meet the minimum qualifications of the position.
  • Looking for candidates that could commit to one (1) year to the hiring Unit.
  • Authorization to work in the United States is required for this position.


Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • High school graduation or equivalent and three years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to duties described above; or
  • Education and/or experience which is equivalent to \"1\" above.


Public Svc 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.

Residency Requirement:
  • City Residency is not required for this position.

The New York County District Attorney's Office 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.About Us

The New York County District Attorney's Office serves and protects the People of New York through the fair administration of justice, without fear or favor. The Office's professional staff perform a variety of key functions, including supporting the Trial, Investigation, and Appeals Divisions, as well as other prosecution support and office functions. Our support staff receive a competitive salary and a generous benefits package, as well as unparalleled opportunities for professional development.

The New York County District Attorney's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. Given the diverse nature of our community, the ability to work with people of different backgrounds is critical. The Office seeks to have a staff that reflects the diversity of the community that we serve. To that end, all applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs.About the Team

The Professional Staff Recruitment Team at DANY supports the Office's initiatives to have a staff that reflects the diversity of the community that we serve. We seek employees that are interested in a career in the public sector and will support the Office's initiative of Moving Justice Forward.

For questions or inquiries, please contact Recruitment@dany.nyc.gov.





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