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September 30, 2019 - The Albany County District Attorney’s Office is looking for qualified candidates to fill the position of Legal Secretary. All applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to 6 Lodge St. 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12207 Attention: Heather Orth, or can be emailed to [email protected]

The position is available immediately and the starting salary is $38,390.

LEGAL SECRETARY - DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: These duties involve responsibility for moderately difficult secretarial tasks with supervision by attorneys which requires a general understanding of legal terms and departmental or agency rules, courtroom procedures and policies. Duties may require typing/transcribing and use of a computer. It calls for the exercise of independent judgment in the application of prescribed procedures and methods to routine cases. For the most part, work is done under general supervision. Depending on agency needs, the Secretary may be required to supervise the work of one or more clerical assistants. Does related work as required.

• Acts as secretary to an attorney where assignments call for the use of independent judgment in making decisions, based upon experience and in accordance with established policies and procedures;
• Composes and types routine correspondence applying a knowledge of departmental operations and regulations;
• Schedules daily conferences, hearings, trials, writs and miscellaneous court appearances.
• Types various documents such as Motions, Writs, Bail Applications, Orders Affidavits and Briefs;
• Notifies attorneys and clients of case activity and trial dates;
• Prepares paperwork for investigators for daily morning arraignments;
• Enters new client cases into a computer and keep files updated;
• Arranges court calendars for Justice Courts, County Courts and Town Courts;
• Receives and answers calls from clients, clients’ families, attorneys, counselors and Judges.

• Thorough knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment;
• Good knowledge of the agencies operations, policies and procedures;
• Good knowledge of legal terminology and documents;
• Good knowledge of business arithmetic and English;
• Ability to operate a computer;
• Ability to understand and interpret written material;
• Ability to get along well with others;
• Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of a GED and two (2) years of clerical or secretarial work experience, one (1) year of which must have involved the typing or word-processing of legal correspondence and documents.

Juris. Class: Competitive
ACCS Adopted: 07/07
Revised: 09/08, 09/18


Criminal Forensic Auditor, Albany County

If you have any questions regarding the professional application process for Criminal Investigators, please contact Christian D'Alessandro at: 518-487-5460.

Criminal Investigator, Albany County 

Please see below for details on how to submit a resume to our office. 

Criminal Investigator positions start at $65,705 annually. 

Description of Duties and Minimum Qualifications:
Duties of the investigator include conducting confidential criminal investigations, background checks of individuals and vehicles, preparation of cases for grand jury and trial. The minimum qualifications for the position of Criminal Investigator are as follows: (a) graduation from a  NYS or regionally accredited two year college with an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice and five (5) years of experience as a police investigator; or (b) graduation from High school or possession of a GED and eight (8) years as a police investigator; which would include experience managing highly confidential investigations and experience in dealing with police agencies at the local, state and federal levels; or (c) any equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated above. Responsibilities also include documentation of suspected criminal conduct, witness location, and evidence retrieval and preparation, statistical data review and report preparation.

If you have any questions regarding the professional application process for Criminal Investigators, please contact the Investigative Unit at: 518-487-5460.




Employment at the Albany County DA's Office:

The Albany County District Attorney’s Office is one of the busiest prosecutor's offices in Upstate New York, serving thousands of residents in the ethnically and culturally diverse Albany County, New York. Each year over hundreds of graduates from law schools representing all regions across the nation apply for a limited number of positions.

The District Attorney has committed his legal career to public service and considers it an honor to serve in his capacity. He is a demonstrative advocate of a career as a public servant and expects attorneys who work with the office to view the profession in the same regard. Applicants should demonstrate a sound work ethic, a willingness to embrace challenge in an environment that is time-consuming and deadline oriented. New assistant district attorneys can expect to fully participate in every aspect of investigating and prosecuting crime up to and including presenting a case to a judge and jury. Compensation in salary and benefits is competitive and new assistants will have the benefit of courtroom experience early in their career. 

Application Process:
Interested applicants should forward a cover letter, resume, writing sample and statement of interest. Your statement of interest should illustrate your reason for seeking a position in public service with our office as well as information about your academic experience both inside and outside of the classroom. Once we have received your information we will review it to determine advancement to the next phase. The following phase includes Executive Interviews, which could be with an individual or a panel of two or more. The final phase is an interview with District Attorney P. David Soares.

Your application, cover letter, resume, writing sample and statement of interest should be mailed to the attention of:
Office of the Albany County District Attorney
6 Lodge Street
4th Floor
Albany, NY 12207


College Students: The Albany County District Attorney's Office welcomes college interns during the fall, spring and summer semesters. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and faculty recommendation to Assistant District Attorney Renee Merges at [email protected]. College internships are unpaid.  The deadline for applications is as follows:

Fall Semester: April 15th

Spring Semester: October 15th

Summer Semester: February 15th

Law Students: The Albany County District Attorney's Office welcomes law student interns for the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Fall and spring semester law interns are placed in conjunction with the Field Placement program at Albany Law School. Interviews are set up through the Field Placement program in March for the Fall Semester, and October for the Spring Semester. Please apply through the Field Placement office.

Summer law intern applicants from Albany Law School must apply through the Career and Professional Development Center at the law school in February of the current year. All other interested law students must submit their cover letter, resume and faculty recommendation by February 15th to Renee Merges at [email protected] or call (518) 396-6306.

If you have any questions regarding the professional application process for Assistant District Attorneys, please contact Cheryl Fowler at: [email protected] or 518-275-4712.

If you have any questions regarding the professional application process for Criminal Investigators, please contact Christian D'Alessandro at: 518-487-5460. 

For any questions regarding internships, please contact Assistant District Attorney Renee Merges at: [email protected] or 518-396-6306.

The Albany County District Attorney's Office is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.