New York, New York

Posted Date

March 6, 2024

Contact Information

Legal Recruitment
recruitment@ag.ny.gov

Division of Criminal Justice

Office of Special Investigation—New York City, Nassau County, or Suffolk County

Assistant Attorney General

Reference No. OSI_AAG_3665

Application Deadline is April 5, 2024

The Office of the New York State Attorney General is seeking experienced prosecutors to serve as Assistant Attorneys General (AAG) in the Office of Special Investigation (OSI) in New York City, Mineola (Nassau County), or Hauppauge (Suffolk County). OSI’s members investigate incidents throughout the state in which a police officer or a peace officer (including a corrections officer) has caused the death of a person. If warranted, OSI’s attorneys seek charges in connection with the incident and prosecute any resulting indictment. The AAG position provides a unique and exciting opportunity to join a team of experienced prosecutors, legal support staff, and detective investigators who work together to strengthen public trust in the criminal justice system. The AAG will report to OSI’s Downstate Deputy Bureau Chief.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have at least six (6) years of criminal prosecution and/or criminal defense experience, including substantial homicide trial and investigation experience.
  • Excellent legal writing and research skills, along with strong organizational, interpersonal communication, and teamwork skills are required.
  • Prior experience investigating complex cases in the grand jury is a plus.
  • Prior experience handling cases involving issues of causation, justification, or complex felony prosecutions is preferred.
  • Prior experience working with and in diverse communities and doing community outreach is also a plus.
  • On an as-needed basis, the availability to work outside of usual business hours and to travel outside the county of employment.

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 OAG attorneys 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 attorney compensation, please visit the following page: https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/assistant_attorney_general_compensation.pdf. 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: https://ag.ny.gov/job-postings.

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on April 5, 2024.

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • You may address your letter to the Legal Recruitment Unit.
  • Please specify your location preference(s): New York City, Nassau County, and/or Suffolk County
  • Indicate why you are interested in this position and what makes you a strong candidate. You may wish to include information about what life experiences you will bring to the position that will enhance the Bureau’s ability to better serve the diverse population of this state
  • Resume
  • Legal Writing Sample
  • List of three (3) references
  • Only submit professional references, supervisory references are preferred.
  • For each reference, indicate the nature and duration of your relationship.
  • Include contact information and email addresses for each reference.
  • Please note that 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 recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov