Suffolk County District Attorney's Office

Employment with the Suffolk DA’s Office

The Office of Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins, the largest county-based prosecutor’s office in New England, is an equal opportunity employer — employing more than 150 lawyers and 150 additional staff members. We are lucky that the DA’s office currently has many exceptional people that serve Suffolk County with distinction every day. DA Rollins wants to build on this team with people that best reflect the rich diversity of all of Suffolk County.

Under her administration, the DA’s Office will be deeply engaged with every neighborhood in Suffolk County and we will build strong relationships with the communities we serve. It is crucial to DA Rollins to have a team that comes from various professional and personal backgrounds. The Office has an established policy against discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital or veteran/military status. We are currently looking for applicants to fill the following positions:


ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office employs nearly 300 lawyers, victim witness advocates, investigators, and support staff. Our Assistant District Attorneys are dedicated to public service, public safety, and justice for all involved in the criminal justice system. An entry level Assistant District Attorney is first assigned to the District & Community Court Bureau, where misdemeanor trials and felony preliminary hearings are handled. Ultimately, Assistant District Attorneys move on to the Trial Division Bureaus where they will prosecute cases before juries. ADAs are responsible for the vertical prosecution of upwards of 250 cases, handling all elements of the case from discovery collection through motions and trial. ADAs carry a diverse case load that includes narcotics distribution, motor vehicle offenses, unlawful possession of a firearm, insurance fraud, larceny by scheme, and violent felonies. ADAs are the primary points of contact with the communities they serve.

Required Qualifications:

  • J.D. Degree from an accredited law school, and admitted to the Massachusetts Bar and in good standing;

  • Demonstrated commitment to public service and a strong academic record; and

  • Capacity for fairness, a strong work ethic, an ability to manage a demanding work load, and sound problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluency or Conversational Abilities in Spanish, Haitian Creole, Chinese, or Portuguese/Cape Verdean Creole

Starting Salary [for entry-level ADAs]: $46,000, with a generous benefits package.

Send Resume, Cover Letter and References to: SCDAOHiring@state.ma.us. SCDAO is committed to a diverse workforce and participates in a variety of outreach and recruitment efforts to encourage candidates of all races, ethnicities and backgrounds to consider careers as prosecutors, victim witness advocates, civilian investigators or support staff.


Victim Witness Advocate

This is a full-time position for a Victim Witness Advocate (VWA) who would be responsible for providing crisis assessment and intervention, information and referrals, supportive counseling, and court advocacy services to victims, witnesses, and their families throughout the criminal justice system. Reports to Chief of VWAD.

Responsibilities:

  • Timely and culturally competent delivery of service in compliance with the “Victim Bill of Rights”;

  • Management of cases primarily involving victims of violence and those who sustain serious physical, emotional, or financial injury;

  • Intake and screening, documenting case activity, and communicating with assistant district attorneys, investigators, support staff, police, collateral service providers, and court personnel;

  • Responsible for learning about diverse socioeconomic, racial, cultural, and ethnic populations in Suffolk County and ensuring that service delivery is reflective of their clients’ unique needs;

  • Providing outreach, education, and training to service providers and community groups regarding victimization, victim rights, victim/witness services, and the criminal justice system; and

  • Required to participate in regular staff meetings and individual and group supervisions

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;

  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail;

  • Ability to update the case management system both accurately and timely;

  • Ability to assess and address issues and matters in a timely fashion;

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities in a fast-paced environment;

  • Ability to work independently and be part of a team;

  • Strong computer skills, must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite;

  • Strong interpersonal skills and be able to maintain a professional workplace etiquette; and

  • Strong personal character and be able to handle sensitive and confidential information

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team setting;

  • Working knowledge of the criminal justice system and interest in public service; and

  • Fluency or Conversational Abilities in Spanish, Haitian Creole, Chinese, or Portuguese/Cape Verdean Creole

Starting Salary: $40,000, with a generous benefits package.

Send Resume, Cover Letter and References to: SCDAOHiring@state.ma.us. SCDAO is committed to a diverse workforce and participates in a variety of outreach and recruitment efforts to encourage candidates of all races, ethnicities and backgrounds to consider careers as prosecutors, victim witness advocates, civilian investigators or support staff.


Civilian Investigator

Civilian Investigators assist Assistant District Attorneys with case enhancement and trial preparation in criminal cases at both the superior and district court level. Duties include the delivery of subpoenas on behalf of the District Attorney, locating victims and witnesses, transportation of victims and witnesses to and from court, collection of certified documents as needed for trial, conducting interviews, data base research and preparation of case related reports.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or prior work experience in the criminal justice system;

  • Ability to be detail-oriented and well organized, even when multi-tasking;

  • Possess excellent problem solving, analytical and communication skills;

  • Candidates must be organized, flexible and capable of working under pressure; and

  • Ability to develop and cultivate effective internal/external working relationships is essential, as is an understanding of the uniquely sensitive and confidential nature of the professional services provided by the Office.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university;

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; and

  • Fluency or Conversational Abilities in Spanish, Haitian Creole, Chinese, or Portuguese/Cape Verdean Creole

Starting Salary: $38,000 with a generous benefits package.

Send Resume, Cover Letter and References to: SCDAOHiring@state.ma.us. SCDAO is committed to a diverse workforce and participates in a variety of outreach and recruitment efforts to encourage candidates of all races, ethnicities and backgrounds to consider careers as prosecutors, victim witness advocates, civilian investigators or support staff.


Administrative Assistant

This is an administrative support staff position that involves working on a team with Assistant District Attorneys, Victim Witness Advocates and professional staff in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.

Responsibilities:

  • Administrative day-to-day support may include: answering phones, copying documents, managing internal and external mail flow

  • Data entry in the case management system (DAMION); and

  • Prepare subpoenas, organize cases, draft correspondences, manage spreadsheets

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;

  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail;

  • Ability to update the case management system both accurately and timely;

  • Ability to assess and addresses issue and matters in a timely fashion;

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities in a fast paced environment;

  • Ability to work independently and be part of a team;

  • Strong computer skills, must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite;

  • Strong interpersonal skills;

  • Strong personal character and be able to handle sensitive and confidential information;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree;

  • Fluency or Conversational Abilities in Spanish, Haitian Creole, Chinese, or Portuguese/Cape Verdean Creole;

  • Experience working in a professional office environment; and

  • Working knowledge of the criminal justice system and interest in public service.

Starting Salary: $35,000, with a generous benefits package.

Send Resume, Cover Letter and References to: SCDAOHiring@state.ma.us. SCDAO is committed to a diverse workforce and participates in a variety of outreach and recruitment efforts to encourage candidates of all races, ethnicities and backgrounds to consider careers as prosecutors, victim witness advocates, civilian investigators or support staff.