Syracuse, New York

Posted Date

May 17, 2023

Contact Information

Legal Recruitment

Division of Criminal Justice
Organized Crime Task Force – Syracuse
Assistant Deputy Attorney General
Reference No. OCTF_WP_ADAG_3579
Application Deadline is June 16, 2023

The Office of the New York State Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an experienced prosecutor to join its Organized Crime Task Force (OCTF) in Syracuse. OCTF conducts long-term criminal investigations related to gang activity, drug trafficking, firearms trafficking, loan sharking, bookmaking, money laundering, fraud, grand larceny, labor racketeering and other white-collar crime as well as human trafficking. OCTF is comprised of dedicated attorneys, analysts and investigators who are responsible for the cases from the inception of the investigation through final disposition.

Under the direction of the Deputy Bureau Chief and Deputy Attorney General in Charge, Assistant Deputy Attorneys General perform detailed oversight of complex, long-term criminal investigations, meet strict deadlines, and work hand-in-hand with our law enforcement partners across the state. Extensive writing experience is required in the areas of eavesdropping warrant applications, search warrants and indictments.

We are seeking applicants with the following qualifications:
• A minimum of seven (7) years of prosecutorial experience, including handling complex investigations, substantial grand jury and trial experience.
• Experience with investigative techniques such as search warrants, wiretaps, cooperating witnesses, undercover operations and forensic analysis of documents and financial records.
• Excellent analytical, research and writing skills.
• A firm grasp of Criminal Procedure Law Articles 700, 705, 690, the Stored Communications Act and federal reporting requirements for court-authorized eavesdropping.

Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.

As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State through a wide variety of occupations. To learn more about Assistant Attorney General compensation, please click here. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. Additionally, the OAG offers a robust Workplace Flexibilities Program with multiple options for employees, including telecommuting (up to two days per week) and alternative work schedules.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online. To apply, please visit our careers website:

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on June 16, 2023.
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
Cover Letter must be addressed to Legal Recruitment. Indicate why you are interested in this position and what makes you a strong candidate.
• Resume
• Legal Writing Sample
• List of three (3) references

Only submit professional references, supervisory references are preferred.
 Indicate the nature and duration of your relationship to each reference.
 Include contact information and email addresses for each reference.
 Please note, your references will not be contacted until after you interview for the position.

If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Legal Recruitment via email at or phone at 212-416-8080.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: