The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office is one of the largest prosecutorial offices in the country, and has recently launched a number of cutting edge initiatives and reforms that have put it on the national stage for innovation. Whether it is the Office’s new Violent Criminal Enterprises Bureau, its increased use of electronic surveillance or the focus on prosecutorial ethics and enhanced training, Suffolk County is the place to be. We are looking for the most qualified candidates to join our ranks, with the objective of recruiting those with diverse backgrounds, a strong work ethic, integrity and a commitment to public service and justice.

Position Description
The Suffolk County District Attorney is renovating its Office of Community Affairs (OCA), which will incorporate substantial office initiatives such as Immigrant Affairs, Minority Affairs, Youth Development, Recidivism Reduction, Community Outreach, and Gang Intervention. OCA will be responsible for proactive community initiatives undertaken by the Office, with the ultimate goal of reducing crime, enhancing public safety, and improving the quality of life for County residents.   
The SCDA Office of Community Affairs will manage various community relations programs and serve as the primary point of contact for community partnership requests.  It will partake in all associated outreach functions, committees, and task forces, organize school outreach assemblies, lectures, and programs, and coordinate multi-agency youth programs.  ADAs assigned to this Office do not appear in court, handle case prosecutions, or case investigations.  Rather, their task is to coordinate projects, meetings and partnerships with members of the county’s various school districts, health care providers, faith-based organizations, non-profit community groups, youth camps, university-sponsored mentorship programs, and civic groups that will enhance communication and cooperation between and among each in order to fulfill SCDA objectives.  OCA ADAs are expected to spend the majority of their time “in the field” at community centers, schools, and public events, and acclimate their methodologies to the local landscape.    

Success will be judged based upon community and school engagement in SCDA programming.  OCA ADAs are expected to innovate, revise, and rejuvenate failing programs, and market any such changes to the public at large.  OCA ADAs are also expected to be responsive to school and community needs in creating new programs and initiatives undertaken under the mission of the SCDA as a whole. 

Duties and Responsibilities
OCA ADAs will be exclusively responsible for OCA programming.  To that end, the office holder will:

  • Execute operational directives of the District Attorney and the Chief Assistant District Attorney;
  • Form and develop partnerships with each and every school district in Suffolk County, public and private;
  • Form and develop partnerships with each and every college and/or university operating in Suffolk County, public or private;
  • Establish a network of professionals in various fields impacting the crime prevention and criminal justice landscape, including school officials, social service providers, and planning commissions;
  • Liaise with officials from other Suffolk agency youth and minority affairs departments;
  • Supervise office-based youth mentorship programs;
  • Innovate and coordinate community events directly related to crime prevention and criminal justice programming, including forums for youth dialogue and substance abuse;
  • Act as SCDA representative on various community-based committees;
  • Administer procurement, contracts, and grants related to community partnerships;
  • Produce an annual report of OCA activity containing measurable and verifiable performance indicators.

Required:  Bar admission; successful completion of background check; strong management, mediation, and analytical skills; prior experience with law enforcement initiatives.

Preferred:  5+ years of service with a District Attorney’s Office or large-scale government office; advanced degree in social work; prior project management experience.

Working in Suffolk
Suffolk County is indeed an extraordinary community to be a part of, with vibrant downtowns, close proximity to New York City, stunning beaches (with over 1,000 miles of coastline), and a world class winery scene that attracts millions of visitors each year.  Suffolk encompasses national treasures such as Montauk, Sag Harbor, the Hamptons, Fire Island, and the Great Peconic Bay.  

Benefits include health insurance, including optical and dental benefits, vacation/personal/sick time, maternity and disability leave, deferred compensation, New York State Retirement, life insurance, legal and other benefits.

To apply, please submit a complete application package below.

A complete application package consists of the following:


  • A cover letter;
  • Resume;
  • Two writing samples;
  • Completion of the below pre-screening questionnaire.


Optional Information
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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, 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.

This is a full time position

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