Legal Secretary

Exam type: 
Notice of Vacancy
Erie County District Attorney
Buffalo, NY
Posting Dates: 
October 3, 2019 - October 12, 2019
$34,412 - $42,576
Closing Date: 
October 12, 2019

Job Posting: Legal Secretary

*Please note that this position is a competitive civil service title and will require a civil service examination in the future. 

After the exam, selection for permanent appointment(s) will be made from reachable candidate(s) on the eligible list according to the NYS Civil Service Rule of Three.

Location: Buffalo,NY 

Department: Erie County District Attorney

Status: Full Time

The Erie County District Attorney is seeking a full-time Legal Secretary. The applicant must have a working knowledge of the District Attorney's office and its operation, along with complete knowledge of legal terminology and the proper form and content of legal documents.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma supplemented by two (2) years of office clerical experience, at least one (1) year of which must have involved legal secretary duties and word processing.
  • NOTE 1: Completion of a two (2) year post high school secretarial program with a major in legal secretarial courses may be substituted for the required one (1) year of legal experience.
  • NOTE 2: Graduation from a regionally accredited four year New York State College or University with a Bachelors Degree may be substituted for the one (1) year of required general clerical experience.
  • NOTE 3: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full time experience requirements.

If interested and meet the above qualifications, please forward resume to:

Kathleen Callan, Chief of Administration

Erie County District Attorney 

25 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY  14202

Frequently Requested Information


Phone: (716) 858-8484
Erie County Civil Service Exam Line: (716) 858-8729

Edward A. Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street, 6th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202