Careers
The District Attorney's staff numbers more than 475 and includes approximately 220 Assistant District Attorneys. There are many opportunities in the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office for individuals committed to public service.

In addition to Assistant District Attorneys, other positions include: Investigators, Evidence Control Clerks, Crime Victim Advocates, Grand Jury Stenographers, Security Guards, Paralegals, Office Assistants, Interpreters, Technological Specialists, and Legal Secretaries.

Click the positions below to find out more details.

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To apply for the Grand Jury Court Reporter - Contractor position, submit your application to the Civil Service Positions link below. For further information contact Deputy General Counsel Richard Weinschenk at Richard.Weinschenk@suffolkcountyny.gov 

Grand Jury Court Reporter- Contractor

The District Attorney’s Office seeks one or more experienced court reporters to perform per-diem contractor work. The work involves performing stenographic work associated with confidential Grand Jury Proceedings. Dictation must be taken at high rates of speed and with a high degree of accuracy.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Candidates will take verbatim stenotypic notes of Grand Jury testimony and other legal proceedings associated with the District Attorney’s Office, and will provide verbatim transcripts of such proceedings to the District Attorney’s Office. Expedited return of transcripts will be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Proficiency in the use of a stenographic machine; knowledge of software and equipment used for computer-aided transcription; ability to take technical dictation in verbatim testimony at a high rate of speed for sustained periods of time and to transcribe accurate and complete transcriptions of stenographic notes; thorough knowledge of English usage, punctuation and spelling; thorough knowledge of hearing procedures and methods of recording verbatim testimony under difficult conditions; general understanding of real-time reporting.

COMPENSATION

Currently $260 per full day session plus transcription fees in accordance with 22 NYCRR Part 108.2.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Either:

(a) Possession of a certificate of completion of a course in court reporting from a postsecondary school followed by four (4) years of experience in general verbatim reporting; or,

(b) Successful completion of the Certified Shorthand Reporting Test administered by the New York State Department of Education followed by one (1) year of experience in general verbatim reporting.

The Office of the Suffolk County District Attorney reserves the right to change without notice any statement on this page concerning, but not limited to, rules, policies, eligibility, recruitment and terms of employment. The Office of the Suffolk County District Attorney is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and it is our policy not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or any other non-merit factor.

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Assistant District Attorney (Entry Level)

New Attorneys and Graduating Law Students click here to apply for an entry-level Assistant District Attorney position.

Assistant District Attorney (Experienced Attorneys)

Experienced Attorneys click here to apply for Assistant District Attorney positions.

Assistant Special Investigator

Click here to apply for the Special Investigator Position.

Chief Detective Investigator

Click here to apply for the Chief Detective Investigator Position.

Civil Service Positions

Applications for non-exempt civil service positions must be forwarded through the Suffolk County Department of Human Resources.

Deputy Chief Detective Investigator

Click here to apply for the Deputy Chief Detective Investigator Position.

Discovery Expediter

Click here to apply for a Discovery Expediter position.

Intern / Extern Summer 2023

This posting will close on February 17, 2023.

Research Technician

Click here to apply for a Research Technician position.

Special Investigator

Click here to apply for the Special Investigator Position.

If you already have an application in progress you can retrieve and edit it by clicking here

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The Office of the Suffolk County District Attorney reserves the right to change without notice any statement on this page concerning, but not limited to, rules, policies, eligibility, recruitment and terms of employment. The Office of the Suffolk County District Attorney is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Note: The outside practice of law by Assistant District Attorneys is prohibited.