The District Attorney's staff numbers more than 400 and includes approximately 186 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: Detective Investigator, District Attorney Investigator, Evidence Control Clerk, Victim Advocate, Legal Stenographer/Grand Jury Reporter, Security Guard, and Legal Secretary.
Click here to view a list of current job openings with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office.
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 Gang Unit, 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. Upon joining the team, newly hired Assistants will undergo a rigorous training program, which has recently been developed and implemented by the new administration. It entails extensive on-the-job-training, interactive CLE courses, mentoring, second seating, and off-site training provided by the National District Attorneys Association's National Advocacy Center and the New York State District Attorneys Association's Prosecutor's Training Institute. In addition to training, the Office has recently invested in new technological tools to further empower our Assistants to reach their full potential and best represent the People of the State of New York.
Accepting a position with the Office is an investment in your future. The Office is committed to providing exciting career opportunities for all Assistants. The Office investigates and prosecutes a wide variety of crimes, and is committed to assigning ADAs to Bureaus that match with their interests and strengths.
Starting annual salary for new Assistants District Attorneys is competitive and includes a comprehensive benefits plan. As ADAs are promoted, salaries are attractive compared to our sister offices in the State.
But most of all, we are a team: one that is committed to making our community a safe place to live, work and raise a family.
And Suffolk County is indeed an extraordinary community to be a part of, with vibrant downtowns, close proximity to New York City, the best beaches in the world with over 1,000 miles of coastline and a world class winery scene that attracts millions of visitors each year.
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.
New Assistant District Attorneys ordinarily begin their tenure in the District Court Bureau where they prosecute misdemeanor crimes and gain investigative and trial experience. The Office has implemented a “vertical prosecution” policy, so that a case is assigned to an individual ADA prior to or at arraignment and remains with that same ADA through trial, plea or any disposition. With proper advancement of knowledge and skills, ADAs will then move into the various senior bureaus within the three divisions: the Trial Division, Criminal Investigations Division and the Special Investigations Division. There, ADAs will develop specialized skills in criminal investigations and prosecutions of all types. In each case, the Office is committed to employing cutting edge investigative and prosecutorial strategies to make Suffolk County as safe as possible to live, work, and raise a family. Come join the team.
To apply for an Assistant District Attorney position, send your complete application package by mail to: Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, William J. Lindsay County Complex, Building 77, Hauppauge, N.Y. 11788 or send the complete application package via e-mail to ApplySCDA@suffolkcountyny.gov
A complete application package comprises the following:
A cover letter;
Law school and undergraduate degree transcripts;
Completed SCDAO application
Two writing samples;
Incomplete application packages may not be considered for review by the hiring team.
The application to become an Assistant District Attorney can be found here.
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.