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Assistant District Attorney

The Putnam County District Attorney’s Office has an immediate opening for a full time Assistant District Attorney.

The ideal candidate should have 2+ years of experience handling criminal prosecutions or criminal defense. Exceptional recent Law School graduates who have passed the bar examination may be considered for the position and must supply their Law School and College Transcripts and a writing sample along with their resume, for consideration.

Duties and responsibilities will include, depending on the applicant’s experience, prosecuting felony or misdemeanor cases, from preliminary proceedings, discovery practice, motion practice, grand jury presentations, pretrial hearings, through trial and sentencing. Candidates must possess good knowledge of criminal law and court procedures; ability to perform legal research and prepare written documents (e.g., motions and briefs); ability to express arguments of the law by written and spoken word; ability to deal effectively with people. Residency will need to be established in the 9th Judicial District. General supervision is received from the District Attorney. Work requires incumbent to be on call at nights and on weekends. Performs related work as required.


  • Consults with other criminal justice agencies including law enforcement, the courts, probation, defense counsel and corrections, to insure the efficient functioning of the criminal justice system;
  • Conducts criminal investigations;
  • Interviews witnesses;
  • Researches points of law and prepares briefs;
  • Prepares and presents criminal cases to the Grand Juries, County, Town and Village Courts;
  • Argues cases and appeals;
  • Hears and investigates complaints;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a license and current registration to practice law in the State of New York, or have passed the bar examination and awaiting admission to the bar.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: Applicants must be a resident of Putnam County or of an adjoining county within New York State.

SALARY: $87,975 per year

Job Type: Full-Time, Monday-Friday, Evening Shift, On-Call


  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance



in Putnam County District Attorney's Office
Putnam County Jobs
Start date: As soon as possible
Reference: PC Asst DA
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Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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