## Minimum Qualifications
Admission to the New York State Bar and a member in good standing with seven (7) years post-bar admission experience as a criminal prosecutor. Commitment to public service and excellent research/writing skills are essential. NYS residency required.

*The preferred candidate will have at least five (5) years of experience with victim-driven prosecutions including a background in trauma-informed interviews.

* Salary commensurate with experience. ## Duties Description
Serve as an Assistant Special Prosecutor in the Office of the Special Prosecutor/Inspector General and perform the following functions, including but not limited to:

* Review criminal investigations and make charging decisions. Draft and review charging documents, gather documentation, prepare witnesses to prosecute cases of abuse and neglect against vulnerable persons in New York State.

* Appear on criminal matters in local, county and supreme courts throughout the state. Prepare Grand Jury presentations and seek indictment of criminal defendants. Conduct criminal hearings and trials. Conducting appeals related to criminal matters statewide including researching and writing briefs and arguing before the appellate courts of New York State.

* Work closely with local district attorneys' offices regarding cases within their respective jurisdictions. Advise on charging considerations and collateral consequences unique to cases associated with calls of abuse and neglect made to the NYS Justice Center's hotline.

* Consult and advise NYS Justice Center's investigators on pending investigations. Interview witnesses, including vulnerable persons, to advise on the appropriate course of action for pending investigations.

* Appear on behalf of the agency at administrative proceedings, to defend subject substantiations under the Protections of People With Special Needs Act.

* Participate in local and statewide task forces and organizations related to the criminal investigations and prosecution of persons charged with abuse or neglect of vulnerable New Yorkers. Conduct training on legal issues to law enforcement, prosecutors and advocacy organizations. ## Additional Comments
The New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (Justice Center) is charged with protecting over one million New Yorkers under the care or jurisdiction of six state agencies. The following list outlines several of the Justice Center's key responsibilities:

* Advocate on behalf of individuals with disabilities and provide oversight of quality of care.

* Operate a centralized, statewide 24-hour hotline and incident reporting system staffed by trained personnel.

* Operate a statewide register that contains the names of individuals found responsible for egregious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect.

* Centralize and perform functions relating to criminal history background checks.

* Investigate serious allegations of abuse and neglect.

* Prosecute criminal acts of abuse and neglect.

* Analyze abuse patterns and trends in order to prevent future occurrences.

NOTE: You are advised that should you accept a job offer with this agency, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay for the cost of the fingerprinting fee.

Position eligible for $3026 annual location pay factor. ## Notes on Applying
Please submit cover letter along with a clear and concise resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position as listed in Specifics to ...@justicecenter.ny.gov and indicate the Position Title & Vacancy ID number for which you are applying.

*Date Posted:* 08/27/19

*Applications Due:* 09/11/19

*Vacancy ID:* 73420

*Agency:* New York State Justice Center For The Protection Of People With Special Needs

*Title:* Assistant Counsel

*Occupational Category:* Legal

*Salary Grade:* NS

*Bargaining Unit:* M/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

*Salary Range:* From $0 to $0 Annually

*Employment Type:* Full-Time

*Appointment Type:* Permanent

*Jurisdictional Class:* Exempt Class

*Travel Percentage:* 20%

*Workweek:* Mon-Fri

*Hours Per Week:* 37.5

*From:* 8 AM

*To:* 5 PM

*Flextime allowed?:* No

*Mandatory overtime?:* No

*Compressed workweek allowed?:* No

*Telecommuting allowed?:* No

*County:* Bronx

*City:* Delmar

*State:* NY

*Zip Code:* 12054

*Name:* Human Resources / GS

*Telephone:* 518-###-####

*Fax:* 518-###-####

*Email Address:* ...@justicecenter.ny.gov

*Street Address:* 2400 Halsey Street

*Street:* 161 Delaware Ave.
Associated topics: crime scene, detective, fingerprint, inspector, investigate, investigation, investigative, investigator

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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