WORK FOR ONE OF THE NATION’S PREMIER DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICES
New York City is one of the best places for a new attorney to begin their career as a prosecutor. The Richmond County District Attorney’s Office (RCDA) serves almost 500,000 people on Staten Island, and although one of the largest offices in the state, it is the smallest of the five offices in New York City. With just 48 attorneys on staff, RCDA’s small size but placement and proximity to Big City crime, makes it an ideal place for a young Assistant District Attorney to gain experience and be individually mentored by seasoned trial attorneys.
BENEFITS AND LOAN REPAYMENT & FORGIVENESS
We offer a generous benefits package. Attorneys receive five weeks of paid vacation and twelve sick days. Attorneys are entitled to health and retirement packages available to all City employees. After one year of service, all attorneys are eligible for up to six weeks of paid childcare leave, and may take up to 24 months of leave in total.
Loan repayment assistance programs (LRAPS) relieve the debt burden of law school graduates. Various types of LRAPS are available to prosecutors in public service, including the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA), NYS Bar Association, NYS Higher Education Tuition Reimbursement Program.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
Public Officers Law Section 3(1) requires that all persons holding civil office be citizens of the United States. Accordingly, United States citizenship is required of all Assistant District Attorneys upon commencement of their employment, as is New York City residency. We will consider applications from attorneys admitted in New York State, and attorneys who have graduated from law school and awaiting admission to the Bar.
A STRONG COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
We strive to provide an inclusive environment and our office actively recruits and is committed to the hiring, retention, and promotion of a diverse staff. Our attorneys are among some of the most talented in the country, and we take great pride that over half are women, and members of our Executive Team are diverse in background and affinity.
We are committed to an employment policy that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity (as defined in paragraph 249(c)(4) of title 18, United States Code), sexual orientation, or disability in the delivery of services.
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