Legal Hiring Coordinator

New York County District Attorney's Office

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Legal Hiring Coordinator


New York County District Attorney’s Office

Job description

Job DescriptionDivision/Unit: Legal Hiring UnitCS Title: Community AssociatePosition Title: Legal Hiring Coordinator (1-3)Salary Range: $54,956 – $63,507Job Description:
The New York­ County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) has an immediate opening for a Legal Hiring Coordinator in its Legal Hiring Unit. In this position the coordinator is primarily responsible for managing the semester and summer college intern programs and the law student semester intern programs in addition to providing administrative support to the Attorneys-in-Charge of the internship programs and the Unit. The Legal Hiring Unit as a whole is responsible for coordinating the essential functions of the hiring process for full-time legal staff, summer law fellows, and summer and semester college student interns as well as developing and supervising semester and summer internship programs.Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support the Director of the Unit and the Attorneys-in-Charge in the review, interview and selection process for the summer and semester college student interns and the law student semester interns.
  • Schedule Hiring Board members for interviewing, and manage communication and correspondence as directed.
  • Greet candidates arriving for interviews, provide information and instruction, and answer questions.
  • Communicate as needed with candidates, schedule interviews, and collect post-interview evaluations.
  • Oversee orientation and onboarding in coordination with the Human Resources Department.
  • Assist with planning programming, coordinate arrival and departure dates, and assist with assignment evaluation collection.
  • Facilitate the end of internship exit process.
  • Perform high-level administrative functions and related duties to support the Legal Hiring Unit Director and the operations of the Legal Hiring Unit.
  • Maintain and update the Unit’s proprietary Legal Hiring database. Enter data and compile statistical reports as requested.
  • Various additional assignments related to legal staff hiring and programs as requested, including organizing and setting up special events.
  • Responsible for working with Unit supervisors to ensure efficient management of operations and resources.
  • Perform related administrative and clerical duties as needed.

In addition to the Minimum Qualification Requirements, all candidates must possess the following:

  • Level 1 – bachelor’s degree from an accredited college.
  • Level 2 – bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and one (1) year of experience in a law office or business.
  • Level 3 – bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and two (2) years of experience in a law office or business.

Preferred Requirements/Skills:

  • At least one year of experience in a law office or business preferred.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to perform under pressure in a fast-paced environment; detail-oriented and self-motivated, and able to multi-task and adapt to changes in workflow.
  • Excellent presentation skills combined with confidence and poise.
  • Skilled in planning, problem-solving, and organization
  • Precise, thorough, and attentive to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize assignments, work independently, and take ownership over projects.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office. Ability to quickly master new computer systems and to update and edit existing applicant tracking database.
  • Knowledge of Symplicity and Survey Monkey and familiarity with social media is desirable.
  • Ability to absorb and retain information and apply it in new situations.
  • A proactive approach and the ability to work \”hands-on\” as required.
  • Ability to follow directions and apply proper policies, procedures, and guidelines consistently and accurately.
  • Dependable team player who works collaboratively and cooperatively with staff in a team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to interact professionally and effectively across all levels of management.

How to Apply:

  • Apply with a resume and cover letter.


  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm fully on-site.
  • Must be available to work occasional evenings.

Additional Information:

  • Current office employees: To be eligible for a transfer or promotion, staff must have already served at least 1 year in their current position and be in good standing. In addition, must meet the minimum qualifications of the position.
  • Looking for candidates who can make a two-year commitment to the Legal Hiring Unit.
  • Authorization to work in the United States is required for this position.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
1. High school graduation or equivalent and three years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to duties described above; or
2. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to \”1\” above.Public Service Loan Forgiveness:

  • As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at

Residency Requirement:

  • City Residency is not required for this position.

The New York County District Attorney’s Office is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.About UsThe New York County District Attorney’s Office serves and protects the People of New York through the fair administration of justice, without fear or favor. The Office’s professional staff perform a variety of key functions, including supporting the Trial, Investigation, and Appeals Divisions, as well as other prosecution support and office functions. Our support staff receive a competitive salary and a generous benefits package, as well as unparalleled opportunities for professional development.The New York County District Attorney’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. Given the diverse nature of our community, the ability to work with people of different backgrounds is critical. The Office seeks to have a staff that reflects the diversity of the community that we serve. To that end, all applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs.About the TeamThe Professional Staff Recruitment Team at DANY supports the Office’s initiatives to have a staff that reflects the diversity of the community that we serve. We seek employees that are interested in a career in the public sector and will support the Office’s initiative of Moving Justice Forward.For questions or inquiries, please contact [email protected].

Expected salary

$54956 – 63507 per year


New York

Job date

Sun, 09 Jun 2024 22:07:07 GMT

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