Employment

The Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applicants who reflect the diversity of our community. The office has 50 attorneys, 34 investigators, and 30 support staff.  Internships are also offered to undergraduate, graduate, and law school students throughout the year.

WE ARE CURRENTLY UNDER A HIRING FREEZE AND ARE NOT SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR ANY POSITIONS. 

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED WILL BE FILED FOR FUTURE CONSIDERATION WHEN THE HIRING FREEZE IS LIFTED. 

THERE IS NO INDICATION WHEN THE HIRING FREEZE WILL BE LIFTED.

 

ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEYS

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the State of New York. Applicants must demonstrate a sound work ethic, a willingness to embrace the challenges of a trial practice, and the ability to work in a fast-paced atmosphere while displaying an ethical obligation to justice.  Applicants must commit to a three (3) year commitment and live in Onondaga County during their employment.

Applicants interested in applying for the position of Assistant District Attorney should email their resume and cover letter to DAweb@ongov.net or mail to:

Administrative Officer
Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office
Criminal Courthouse, 4th Floor
505 South State Street
Syracuse, New York 13202

 

CONFIDENTIAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY INVESTIGATOR

The Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office Investigations Bureau is made up of three (3) categories of investigators – Confidential District Attorney Investigator I, Confidential District Attorney Investigator II, and Confidential District Attorney Investigator III.

All Confidential District Attorney Investigator positions are not included as part of the 20 years New York State Police and Fire Retirement System, and are relegated to serve 25 years and reach the age of 55 years prior to retirement. There is no compensation for overtime.  Investigative positions are on-call 24 hours a day; seven (7) days a week.  Applicants must reside in Onondaga County or an adjoining county.

Applicants interested in applying for any of the Confidential District Attorney Investigator positions should email their resume and cover letter to DAweb@ongov.net or mail to:

Chief Investigator
Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office
Criminal Courthouse, 4th Floor
505 South State Street
Syracuse, New York 13202

CONFIDENTIAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY INVESTIGATOR I DESCRIPTION
CONFIDENTIAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY INVESTIGATOR II DESCRIPTION
CONFIDENTIAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY INVESTIGATOR III DESCRIPTION

 

SUPPORT STAFF

The Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office employs those who support the operation and mission of the office. Positions include but are not limited to:  Paralegal, Legal Secretary, Clerk, Account Clerk, Accountant, Information Aide, and Victim Assistance Coordinator.

All support staff positions follow the New York State Civil Service hiring procedures. For a list of available positions and requirements, please refer to the Onondaga County Personnel “Employment Opportunities” page at the following link: http://www.ongov.net/employment/jobs/.

 

INTERNSHIPS

Internships are offered to students throughout the year. Students will be assigned to a specific bureau to work with and assist attorneys and support staff.  Assignments include but are not limited to filing, copying, document organization, jail call transcribing, and drafting correspondence.  Law school students are assigned to the Law and Appeals Bureau and will be assigned to draft written briefs and memorandums of law, and perform legal research.

Students interested in applying for an internship must complete an Application for Internship and email their resume and cover letter to DAweb@ongov.net or mail to:

Administrative Officer
Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office
Criminal Courthouse, 4th Floor
505 South State Street
Syracuse, New York 13202

 

ALL INDIVIDUALS MUST PASS AN INVESTIGATIVE BACKGROUND CHECK BEFORE STARTING WORK IN THE OFFICE.