Description:

Under Executive direction, with broad scope for the exercise of independent initiative, judgment, and decision-making, the Queens County District Attorney's Office seeks an experienced prosecutor who will work collaboratively, creatively and with determination to develop a best-in-class recruiting program for Assistant District Attorneys in the borough of Queens.

The Director of Legal Hiring will be responsible for maintaining strong relationships with external stakeholders in the law school community and coordinating among current assistant district attorneys and professional organizations to attract a diverse pool of top law students to the Queens District Attorney's Office. The Director of Legal Hiring will also coordinate with the legal training division on the design and implementation of litigation training to ensure that attorneys and interns are supported with a comprehensive skills development program rooted in professionalism, integrity, and a commitment to public safety in the borough of Queens.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
  • Defining and implementing the hiring process for entry-level ADAs and interns.
  • Overseeing of all levels of ADA and intern candidate interviews, job postings, job fairs, on-campus interviewing, outreach to student organizations and bar associations, the Brave Justice Summer Legal Internship Program including activities and events, QDA ADA Mentorship and Mock Interview Programs, QDA Website Careers Page.
  • Selecting, managing, and providing guidance to the Hiring Committee; conducting and participating in all Executive Interviews and preparing Hiring Recommendation Memos for the Chief Assistant DA and District Attorney's approval.
  • Creating a Legal Hiring Strategic Plan and a monthly Legal Hiring Office Report for the DA, Chief Assistant DA, and Chief of Staff
  • Developing innovative projects and programs to increase diversity, promote a career in prosecution and generate interest in the Queens District Attorney's Office.
  • Initiating outreach to law schools, Career Services departments, law student organizations and Bar Associations.
  • Developing special projects designed to increase diversity, promote a career in prosecution and /or interest in the QDA Office.

Preferred Education and Qualifications:
  • Candidates must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the New York State bar in good standing and have at least 8 years of prosecutorial experience.
  • Substantial experience in the hiring process of attorneys, including strong interviewing skills.
  • Significant managerial experience preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple long-term projects.
  • Strong attention to detail and high concern for accuracy.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and communications skills.
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively and diplomatically with colleagues and external stakeholders of different backgrounds and experiences.
  • Ability to work efficiently to meet deadlines.
  • Assistant District Attorneys must reside in New York State.