Discovery and Records Unit Chief

DATE:

April 20, 2022

TO:

ALL ULSTER COUNTY

FROM:

David J. Clegg, Esq., District Attorney
275 Wall Street, Kingston, New York 12401 

CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY:

Discovery and Records Unit Chief

LOCATION:

District Attorney’s Office, Kingston, New York 12401

SALARY:

$84,138 /Annually

 

 

This is a confidential/policy influencing position responsible for leading the District Attorney’s Discovery and Records Unit in providing prompt and thorough transmission of discoverable materials in accordance with Article 245 of Criminal Procedure Law (CPL). The work involves a high level of collaboration with Assistant District Attorneys, District Attorney Investigators, and office support staff not assigned to the unit. The incumbent provides hands-on discovery assistance for the office’s most complex and sensitive cases, especially those involving extensive and ongoing investigations. The incumbent is also responsible for developing and implementing internal office policies and procedures relating to discovery and record keeping, ensuring efficiency, accuracy and full compliance with the prosecution’s legal and ethical obligations.  Discretion and confidentiality are key aspects of the work of this position.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the District Attorney with wide leeway allowed for the use of independent professional judgment. Supervision is exercised over employees assigned to the Discovery and Records Unit.  Does related work as required.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 
A.     Graduation from a law school recognized by the University of the State of New York with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, possession of license to practice law in the State of New York and three (3) years of experience as an Assistant District Attorney, two (2) years of which shall have involved felony prosecutions; OR
B.     Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, possession of an MPTC or equivalent certification* and six (6) years of experience in felony level criminal investigations with a law enforcement agency as an Investigator, Detective or Police Officer, two (2) years of which must have involved the supervision of other Police Officers; OR
C.     Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, possession of an MPTC or equivalent certification* and eight (8) years of experience in felony level criminal investigations with a law enforcement agency as an Investigator, Detective or Police Officer, two (2) years of which must have involved the supervision of other Police Officers; OR
D.     Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, possession of an MPTC or equivalent certification* and ten (10) years of experience in felony level criminal investigations with a law enforcement agency as an Investigator, Detective or Police Officer, two (2) years of which must have involved the supervision of other Police Officers; OR
E.     An equivalent combination of the training and experience as indicated in A, B, C & D above.
NOTE: *refers to the candidate’s certification of completion of the Police Basic Course practice and procedures as set forth in NYCRR 6020, or recognized federal law enforcement academy.
Salary and benefits:  $84,138. annually
Ulster County provides excellent medical, dental and vision benefits to its employees, and vacation and sick time based upon time in service.  Employees are also enrolled in the New York State retirement system, and may participate in other benefits, including using Deferred Compensation.
Send resumes and cover letters only to:
rroj[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us OR by mail to:
Ulster County District Attorney, Attn: Rebecca Rojer, 275 Wall Street, Kingston, NY 12401
IF COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY EDUCATION IS INDICATED; TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED AND SHOULD BE ATTACHED TO ALL RESUMES/APPLICATIONS RECEIVED.  A CANDIDATE LACKING THE REQUIRED TRANSCRIPTS WILL RECEIVE A CONDITIONAL APPROVAL PENDING THE RECEIPT OF TRANSCRIPTS.
Special Requirement for appointment to Ulster County positions: In accordance with Ulster County Legislative Local Law Number 14 of 2007 or by other State and Federal Statutes, candidates for employment to all Ulster County positions must obtain clearance for appointment from the Department of Criminal Justice System or other mandated Federal and State regulatory authority based upon fingerprinting and a criminal history background check. This position will require a criminal background check and a candidate will be required to complete and sign a Criminal Background Investigation Release Form.  Upon a conditional employment offer, a candidate will be required to be fingerprinted accordingly.
ULSTER COUNTY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND ALL CIVIL SERVICE LAW, RULES AND REGULATIONS APPLY.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, disabled veteran status, or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.