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Assistant District Attorney, Housing & Worker Protection Bureau

Company: Queens District Attorney's Office
Location: New York
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description: The Queens County District Attorney's Office has an opening for an Assistant District Attorney in the Housing and Worker Protection Bureau.
The bureau focuses on two primary areas: home ownership security and workplace security. Within the home ownership area, the bureau prosecutes those who would swindle a vulnerable owner out of their home through identity theft, false filings, forged documents, and fraud. The bureau also targets those who scam people looking to rent a home by stealing down payments and security deposits.
In the workplace security area, the bureau focuses on two main areas: worker safety and wage theft. The bureau works with labor organizations and fellow law enforcement agencies to provide the intelligence needed to identify the bad actors and target them for prosecution.
Making the victim whole is a top priority. The bureau works to send a message to would be wrongdoers by publicizing efforts and results. Bureau prosecutors also regularly engage in public speaking events to educate the public.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Handling various type of larcenies such as: deed fraud schemes, false filings, frauds against the government, wage theft and other cases prosecuted by the Housing and Worker Protection Bureau.
  • Work extensively with law enforcement in drafting complex search warrants.
  • Regularly engage in public speaking events to educate the public on trending scams.
  • Visiting workplace accident scenes involving death or serious injury to evaluate the matter for possible prosecution.

    Qualifications: Interested applicants must possess a J.D. degree and be an active member of the New York State bar in good standing. Applicants must also have:

    • Experience in handling all aspects of a criminal investigation and prosecution.
    • Excellent writing skills and experience drafting search warrants.
    • Grand jury and felony jury trial experience.
    • Extensive knowledge of New York Penal and Criminal Procedure Laws.
    • Extensive knowledge of the various theories of larceny.
    • Experience analyzing financial records.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

      Salary will be commensurate with experience, ranging from $86,722 to $109,420.

      Applicants should submit a resume as well as a cover letter addressed to Vincent J. Carroll Jr., Counsel to the Chief Assistant. Please apply through the link below.

      Pursuant to Public Officers Law Section 3(1), United States citizenship is required of all Assistant District Attorneys upon commencement of their employment, as is New York State residency.

      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.

      As a current or prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. Please review the notice to see if you may be eligible for programs and how to apply at

Keywords: Queens District Attorney's Office, New York , Assistant District Attorney, Housing & Worker Protection Bureau, Legal , New York, New York

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