Erie County District Attorney
Notice of Vacancy
*Please note that this position is a competitive civil service title and requires a future civil service examination. 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.
Department & Location: Erie County District Attorney, 25 & 50 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo
Shift: Full time provisional, Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Starting Annual Salary: $36,731 (for new county employees) $36,731-$46,411 (for current county employees); CSEA Job Group VII
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
- Provides an initial assessment of the victim and develops a service delivery plan, including identification of immediate and/or long term services;
- Conducts evaluation and interviews according to specific guidelines and format;
- Provides crisis intervention counseling, and ongoing support as needed;
- Assists victims through practical services such as referrals to shelters, relocation assistance and lock replacement;
- Acts as a liaison between the victim and criminal justice system, including preparation for court processes;
- Advocates on behalf of the victim for police and District Attorney’s prosecution assistance;
- Maintains contact and shares information with Drug Court judges to achieve the goal of consistency in handling domestic violence cases;
- Attends meetings and serves on committees which focus on domestic violence;
- Provides orientation for victims concerning such issues as criminal justice process and how to obtain and enforce Orders of Protection;
- Maintains accurate records and statistics monthly;
- Links victims to appropriate community, substance abuse and mental health services;
- Debriefs the victim and family following court proceedings.
PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Good knowledge of physical, psychological and social complications of domestic violence; good knowledge of the criminal justice system related to domestic violence; good knowledge of victim safety and clinical care management; good knowledge of addiction; good knowledge of community resources; ability to interview and counsel victims; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; tact; resourcefulness; capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Completion of 60 semester credit hours from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a concentration in Human Services, Mental Health, Criminal Justice, or related field and completion of 500 hours of field work in an internship in Human Services Domestic Violence.
Possession of a valid New York State Driver’s License is required at time of appointment.
NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full time experience requirement.
If interested and meet the above qualifications, please forward resume to:
Kathleen Callan, Chief of Administration
Erie County District Attorney, 25 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo NY 14202
This notice will be posted for the period through and including September 20, 2019.