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Body Worn Camera Unit - Associate

 

The Kings County District Attorney’s Office located in the Metrotech area of Brooklyn, New York, has an exciting opportunity to work an Associate in our Body Worn Camera Unit.

Brooklyn is divided into 23 police precincts, each with its own commander and community precinct council.  To better serve these diverse communities, the office is divided into five trial zones that prosecute non-specialized felony and Misdemeanor cases. Each zone encompasses four or five police precincts within a specified geographic area, and is distinguishable by a color-coded designation:  Red, Blue, Grey, Green, and Orange.

 

Under direct supervision, with some latitude for independent initiative and judgment the Body Worn Camera Unit Analyst will:

 
  • Receive body-cam footage from NYPD via in-house application.
  • Gather and identify all BWC footage on all arrest cases. 
  • Serve as a liaison to external agencies, including the NYPD Borough and Precinct Commands.
  • Contact specific NYPD officers and collaborate with NYPD Training Sergeants.
  • Coordinate with NYPD when Body Worn Camera (BWC) footage is missing from a DA case.
  • Retrieve and review NYPD BWC videos.  Categorize and maintain this video evidence for prosecution.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Preferred Skills:

  • A baccalaureate degree or a High School diploma/GED and a minimum of four (4) years prior work experience in a law enforcement/prosecutorial agency.  Experience working in an Intake/Complaint room setting preferred.
  • A valid New York State driver’s license with a minimum of two (2) years of driving experience is preferred and if license exists, must be maintained for the duration of employment.
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Video Playback, Audio/Video File Conversion a plus.
  • Leadership skills and ability to exhibit dependability and good judgment
  • Utilize excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills to interact with DA staff and other agencies.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong computer skills including familiarity and experience with Microsoft Office.



Body Worn Camera Unit - Supervisor

 

The Kings County District Attorney’s Office located in the Metrotech area of Brooklyn, New York, has an exciting opportunity to work as a Supervisor in our Body Worn Camera Unit.

 

Brooklyn is divided into 23 police precincts, each with its own commander and community precinct council.  To better serve these diverse communities, the office is divided into five trial zones that prosecute non-specialized felony and Misdemeanor cases. Each zone encompasses four or five police precincts within a specified geographic area, and is distinguishable by a color-coded designation:  Red, Blue, Grey, Green, and Orange.

 

Under direct supervision of the unit chief, with some latitude for independent initiative and judgment the Body Worn Camera Unit Supervisor will:

 

  • Supervise staff who receive body-cam footage from NYPD via in-house application.
  • Gather and identify all BWC footage on all arrest cases. 
  • Serve as chief liaison with external agencies, including the NYPD Borough and Precinct Commands.
  • Chief liaison with specific NYPD officers and collaborates with NYPD Training Sergeants.
  • Oversee the coordination with NYPD when Body Worn Camera (BWC) footage is missing from a DA case.
  • Direct staff in the retrieval and review of NYPD BWC videos. Ensure videos are categorized and maintained for evidence for prosecution.
  • All other duties as assigned.

 

Preferred skills:

  • A baccalaureate degree or a High School diploma/GED and a minimum of four (4) years prior work experience in a law enforcement/prosecutorial agency.  Experience working in an Intake/Complaint room setting preferred.
  • A valid New York State driver’s license with a minimum of two (2) years of driving experience is preferred and if license exists, must be maintained for the duration of employment.
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Video Playback, Audio/Video File Conversion a plus.
  • Leadership skills and ability to exhibit dependability and good judgment
  • Utilize excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills to interact with DA staff and other agencies.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong computer skills including familiarity and experience with Microsoft Office.
 

Immigration Attorney

For years, the deportation of undocumented individuals for low-level criminal convictions was considered a collateral consequence or an additional penalty tied to their convictions.  Given the potential harsh consequences stemming from low-level criminal convictions, District Attorney for Kings County Eric Gonzalez is seeking to implement a system to help prevent undocumented immigrants from facing deportation proceedings for these minor offenses.  The Kings County District Attorney’s Office is seeking experienced immigration attorneys to assist with the implementation and execution of this new initiative. Requirements and expectations are as follows:

 
  • Assist prosecutors in-house in assessing cases in which defendants accused of crimes would face deportation as a result of their guilty pleas

  • Be knowledgeable in all facets of the citizenship process, as well as what issues and criminal convictions could deem a petitioner ineligible to become a citizen of the United States

  • Be familiar with the inner-workings of ICE and how ICE attorneys process cases through their court system

  • Have an understanding of the criminal justice system and be familiar with sentencing guidelines and procedures

  • Strong interpersonal skills required


Lateral Assistant District Attorney - Appeals



The Kings County District Attorney’s Office is seeking qualified attorneys to work as assistant district attorneys in the Appeals Bureau.  Responsibilities of assistant district attorneys assigned to the Appeals Bureau include:  writing briefs and conducting oral arguments on appeals to the Appellate Division, the Appellate Term, and the New York Court of Appeals; answering motions to vacate judgments of conviction in the Supreme Court and the Criminal Court; responding to habeas corpus petitions in federal district court; and litigating appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

 

Minimum qualification requirements:

Attorney admitted to practice in New York

Appellate or other writing experience, preferably in criminal law

 

Essential skills:

Strong writing, research, and analytical skills

Ability to work effectively under deadlines

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills




Lateral Assistant District Attorney - Chief of Human Trafficking Unit

 

The Kings County District Attorney's Office, located in the Metrotech area of Brooklyn, New York is seeking a senior level Attorney to join the office to serve as the Chief of the Human Trafficking Unit.

 

The Human Trafficking Unit vigorously investigates and prosecutes those who, through force, fraud, coercion, persuasion or otherwise, have forced individuals or children into prostitution and/or labor, including as domestic servants, nannies, housekeepers, construction and restaurant workers. The unit’s staff also engages in community outreach by conducting meetings at schools and community centers to educate Brooklyn residents on the dangers of human trafficking and on how to look for warning signs that a person might be a trafficking victim.

 

The ideal candidates are expected to perform the following duties:

– Engage in continuous outreach to bring awareness to Human Trafficking and work with advocates and community groups to combat Human Trafficking.

– Work with current special victims leadership to supervise and evaluate the individuals accused of committing Human Trafficking offenses.

– Work with current special victims leadership to enhance Human Trafficking cases from inception, grand jury, through disposition as well as supervise and mentor assistants as needed.

– Make themselves available as needed to assist law enforcement or enhance cases of suspected Human Trafficking.

 

 

Preferred Skills:

– Litigation experience demonstrated through a record of jury trials and/or a record of legal advocacy on behalf of victims of Human Trafficking and related legislation

– Prior supervisory experience with demonstrated experience in conducting and supervising long-term investigations and prosecutions.

– Strong leadership skills to oversee large docket of cases and ensure prompt resolution of matters.

– Ability to excel in a fast-paced work environment and handle a high volume of cases and investigations.

– Ability to work independently as well as collaborate with others within, as well as outside of our agency.

Willingness to conduct active outreach and develop partnerships with outside agencies to combat Human Trafficking

– Excellent writing and interpersonal skills.

 

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

 

Lateral Assistant District Attorney - Chief of the Frauds Division


As chief of the largest bureau within the Investigations Division, responsible for the supervision of in excess of 25 ADAs and support staff, to include paralegals, analysts and secretaries.

Responsible for the supervision of long-term investigations, grand jury presentations, and prosecutions in the areas of public corruption, environmental crimes and frauds, including labor fraud, real estate fraud, immigrant fraud, elder fraud, healthcare fraud, consumer fraud, cybercrime and securities fraud.   

Responsible for the investigation and prosecution of complex criminal organizations utilizing conspiracy, scheme to defraud and Enterprise Corruption laws.

Foster strong working relationships with local, State and Federal law enforcement partners and regulatory agencies to assist in the expansion of the Office’s white-collar investigations practice.

Mentor ADAs and support staff to achieve their maximum potential.

Provide legal training on various disciplines to members of the legal staff.

Report to Chief of Investigations Division.

 

Preferred Experience:

10 years or more experience as a prosecutor with significant grand jury, investigative and trial experience.

Prior trial experience as lead trial attorney in complex litigation.

Prior supervisory experience with demonstrated experience in conducting and supervising long-term investigations and prosecutions in the areas of public corruption, environmental crimes and frauds, including labor fraud, real estate fraud, immigrant fraud, elder fraud, healthcare fraud, consumer fraud, cybercrime and securities fraud.   

Prior experience in drafting eavesdropping warrants, supervising wiretap investigations and a demonstrated working knowledge of conspiracy and Enterprise corruption laws.

Extensive background and knowledge of laws pertaining to the use and implementation of sophisticated investigative tools, including electronic surveillance, pen register and trap and trace and GPS.

Experience in the prosecution of prevailing wage and wage theft cases.

Strong leadership skills to oversee large docket of cases and ensure prompt resolution of matters.

Excellent writing and interpersonal skills.

 

Lateral Assistant District Attorney - Chief Professional Responsibility and Ethics Officer

 

The Kings County District Attorney’s Office is seeking an experienced Attorney to serve as Chief  Professional Responsibility and Ethics Officer.

 

As part of his Justice 2020 blueprint for reform, the District Attorney has adopted the recommendation to “promote accountability by establishing an office of professional responsibility and ethics.”  This Officer will play an integral part in establishing an office of professional responsibility and ethics and then will lead that office.  The Officer will report directly to the General Counsel. 

 

DUTIES INCLUDE:

 

  • Providing confidential advice to Assistant District Attorneys and other legal staff;
  • Offering case-specific support as needed;
  • Respond to internal and external allegations of professional misconduct, including providing discipline where appropriate;
  • Develop and implement training on ethics and professional responsibility;
  • Issue written guidance;  
  • Develop and implement other mechanisms for oversight.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Experience attorney with substantive experience with ethics and criminal practice.

 

PREFERRED SKILLS:

Strong writing, research, and analytical skills.

Ability to work effectively under deadlines.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

 
Salary will be commensurate with experience. 
 

Lateral Assistant District Attorney - Civil Litigation Bureau

 
The Kings County District Attorney's office is seeking qualified experienced litigation attorneys to work as Assistant District Attorneys in the Civil Litigation Bureau. Responsibilities of Assistant District Attorney's assigned to the Civil Litigation Bureau include: representing the Office in civil litigation matters in federal and state court, responding to subpoenas for the production of documents served upon the Office, and representing employees as witnesses in depositions in state and federal court actions.
 
Minimum qualification requirements:
Attorney admitted in New York
Attorney with at least three years' experience as a civil litigator handling cases in federal and state courts
 
Preferred skills:
Experience in litigating cases which involve substantive and procedural criminal law issues
Strong writing, research and analytical skills
Excellent communication skills
Ability to work effectively with others
 
 

Lateral Assistant District Attorney - Conviction Review Unit

 

The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office is seeking an experienced attorney to join the office in the Conviction Review Unit of the Post-Conviction Justice Bureau. The Conviction Review Unit investigates past convictions to determine if the convicted defendant was wrongfully convicted including. but not limited to, actual innocence.

 

Under the direction of the Bureau Chief, the ideal candidates are expected to perform the following duties:

  • Reviewing case files, police files and paperwork, court transcripts, court records, parole minutes, and all other documents connected with or relevant to a criminal prosecution.
  • Interviewing witnesses, defendants, prosecution and defense attorneys, and relevant experts.
  • Preparing and presenting motions, responses and oral arguments to the court.
  • Preparing memorandums detailing the crime, prosecution, post-conviction history and the investigation conduct in connection with this unit. 

Qualifications

  • All candidates must be admitted to practice law in the State of New York.
  • Candidates must have eight or more years of legal experience following graduation from an accredited law school with significant employment as a prosecutor and/or criminal defense attorney, or other area of practice concerning criminal law in any jurisdiction.

Preferred Skills

  • Candidates must have extensive trial and/or investigative experience.
  • Candidates must have good analytical and communicative skills.
  • Candidates must have the ability to work independently as well as collaborate with others within the unit.
  • Candidates must have a strong working knowledge of criminal procedure and rules of evidence, as well as a strong understanding of the attorney’s rules of ethics.
  • Candidates must have demonstrated strong legal writing and oral advocacy skills.
  • Candidates should have the ability to work with outside agencies such as the NYPD, Department of Corrections, Corporation Counsel and the OCME.

 

Occasional Travel Required

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

 

Lateral Assistant District Attorney - Investigations Division

 

The Kings County District Attorney’s Office is seeking seasoned attorneys with at least 5 years of litigation as well as investigative experience to join the Office in its Investigations Division.

 

Applicants must be able to handle a high volume of work with strict adherence to deadlines in a fast-paced environment.  In addition, applicants for this position should have the ability to think and work independently as well as the ability to work in conjunction with other bureaus in the Office as well as with local, State and Federal law enforcement agencies. 

 

Responsible for long-term investigations, grand jury presentations, trials, and prosecutions in the areas of public corruption, environmental crimes, organized crime, and frauds, including labor fraud, real estate fraud, immigrant fraud, elder fraud, healthcare fraud, consumer fraud, cybercrime and securities fraud.  Responsible for handling a docket of court cases covering the above listed disciplines.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

Excellent investigative skills, including significant experience drafting subpoenas, interviewing

witnesses, analyzing financial and business records and creating investigative plans.

 

Excellent writing skills, preferably with experience drafting search warrants, pen registers and eavesdropping warrants.

 

Strong court room advocacy skills. 

 

Working knowledge of computer technology and participation in sophisticated cybercrime investigations.

 

Proven record of managing an investigative team in long-term, proactive investigations into complex criminal organizations involved in fraud schemes, organized crime or public corruption.

 

Solid interpersonal skills with the ability to work as part of a team.

 

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

 

Lateral Assistant District Attorney - Law Enforcement Accountability Bureau

 

The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office is seeking senior experienced level trial attorneys to join the office in the Law Enforcement Accountability Bureau. The Law Enforcement Accountability Bureau investigates and prosecutes crimes committed by members of law enforcement against civilians.

 

Under the direction of the Bureau Chief, the ideal candidates are expected to perform the following duties:

 

  • Reviewing charge files and recommending the initiation of litigation
  • Conducting discovery for litigation in criminal and State Supreme court
  • Preparing and presenting motions, responses and oral arguments to the courts
  • Preparing pretrial and post-trial briefs and materials
  • Providing formal and informal legal advice and memoranda to agency personnel. 
  • Conducting all facets of trials in criminal and State Supreme courts
  • Riding (go out to the scene/precinct to enhance cases) on cases with the NYPD to report to crime scenes in the event of an arrest to take statements from suspects and witnesses of the case, participate in any lineups that are necessary and draw up search warrant applications as needed. 

 

Qualifications

 

  • All candidates must be admitted to practice law in the State of New York.
  • Candidates must have five to seven year of legal experience following graduation from an accredited law school preferably in a substantive area of the enforcement, related civil rights litigation, or general litigation in federal and/or state courts.

 

Preferred Skills

 

  • Candidates must be able to excel in a fast-paced work environment and handle a high volume of cases and investigations.
  • Candidates should have the ability to work independently as well as collaborate with others within, as well as outside of our agency.
  • Candidates should have litigation experience including a record of jury trials and a working knowledge of criminal procedure and rules of evidence.
  • Candidates must have demonstrated strong legal writing and oral advocacy skills.
  • Applicants should have some litigation experience preferably with a record of jury trials. Solid knowledge of criminal procedure, search and seizure law, and evidence is required.
  • Candidates should have a proven record of conducting long-term, proactive investigations and the ability to work with outside agencies such as the NYPD. Wiretap and appellate experience is a plus.

 

Occasional Travel Required

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

 

Legislative Analyst

 

The Kings County District Attorney’s office is in the midst of a transformational process called Justice 2020, in which we seek to change the way we as prosecutors think about our work, considering each case to determine how best to fulfill our vision of keeping Brooklyn safe and strengthening community trust by ensuring fairness and equal justice for all. As part of our commitment to a fair and just criminal justice system, we seek to increase our legislative advocacy in support of criminal justice reform. The Office has an immediate opening for a Legislative Analyst in its Policy and Strategy Department. In this position, the Legislative Analyst will be responsible for monitoring criminal justice-related bills, summarizing them for the Policy and Strategy Council and the DA, and supporting our legislative advocacy.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

 

  • Monitor and summarize criminal justice-related legislation.
  • Interface with the District Attorneys Association of New York (DAASNY), other DAs’ offices and other system actors and advocates.
  • Draft proposed legislation on behalf of our office.
  • Perform other related duties and tasks as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Experience analyzing legislation
  • Knowledge of the New York City and State legislative process
  • Substantive knowledge of criminal justice issues
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills required.
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented, self-motivated, highly-organized, resourceful, and reliable.
  • Existing relationships with elected officials and legislative staff strongly preferred

     

    EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

     

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Master’s degree in a related field (Policy or Criminal Justice) or similar experience preferred.

 

 

 

PREFERRED SKILLS:

Strong writing, research, and analytical skills.

Ability to work effectively under deadlines.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

 

Salary will be commensurate with experience. 
 

Policy Analyst

 

The Kings County District Attorney’s office is in the midst of a transformational process called Justice 2020, in which we seek to change the way we as prosecutors think about our work, considering each case to determine how best to fulfill our vision of keeping Brooklyn safe and strengthening community trust by ensuring fairness and equal justice for all. As part of this initiative, we seek to increase the extent to which our work is strategic, data-driven and transparent.

 

The Office has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst in its Policy and Strategy Department. In this position, the Policy Analyst will be responsible for supporting the work of the office with the aggregation, reporting, and analysis of enterprise data sets. This position requires a combination of substantive criminal justice policy knowledge and analytical skills, as the ideal candidate will have the ability to work with various parts of the office to help determine how to capture the necessary metrics to fulfill the vision of Justice 2020 and increase the office’s efficiency and transparency. The policy analyst will need to be comfortable at the intersection of policy and analytics and be able to render technical data in a way that can be understood by a non-technical audience that includes the public.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

 

           Create reports for managerial staff, other criminal justice system actors and the public.

           Support policy projects through use of data to inform decision-making.

           Seek out, integrate, and analyze new sources of data applicable to KCDA operations or priorities.

           Collaborate with IT on infrastructure, tools, and policies.

           Work with staff to integrate data tools into their work.

           Work with outside agencies and organizations on data-driven projects.

           Plan and execute program evaluations.

           Perform other related duties and tasks as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

           Experience working with complex datasets.

           Strong quantitative and problem-solving skills.

           Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.

           Excellent written and verbal interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills required.

           Must be extremely detail-oriented, self-motivated, highly-organized, resourceful, and reliable.

           Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

           Proficiency in R (or other statistical software), GIS software, or Python.

           Proficiency Microsoft SQL or other RDBMS experience.

           Substantive knowledge of criminal justice issues strongly preferred.

 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

•           Bachelor’s Degree required. Preferred Requirements:

•           Master’s degree in a related field (Social Sciences, Political Science, Computer Science, or Criminal Justice) or similar experience.

•           Microsoft Analysis Services or other OLAP experience.

 

 

Salary will be commensurate with experience. 
 

Research Director

 

 Organization and Position

The Kings County District Attorney’s Office (KCDA) is one of the largest prosecutors’ offices in the country and is committed to developing and implementing innovative prosecutorial strategies that will fulfill our vision of keeping Brooklyn safe while at the same time ensuring fairness and justice for all. KCDA seeks a Research Director who will be instrumental in establishing a research unit that will manage performance measurement, analytical requests, and quality assurance processes.

 

Position Description

 

Under the direction of the Executive Staff, the Research Director will advance data-driven decision-making in the office by developing, implementing, and overseeing a comprehensive research and measurement agenda that will provide Office leadership and staff with information they need to inform and assess policy and practice—including progress on the District Attorney’s (DA’s) Justice 2020 initiative—on a regular basis.

 

To support this agenda, the Research Director will be responsible for working with the Executive Staff in forming a research unit that will support the Office through a range of analytical and measurement activities. Among the key responsibilities of this unit will be leading internal performance data review meetings; designing and producing internal and external analytic reports; fielding analytical requests from the DA and executive team; liaising with external researchers; and engaging in quality assurance to ensure the integrity of both office practices and data and information.

 

Job Duties

 
  • Work closely with the DA and KCDA leadership to develop and track performance metrics, and set research and data collection priorities
  • Develop and oversee internal performance monitoring processes and meetings that support data-driven decision making, consistent with DA’s Justice 2020 Initiative
  • Respond to analytical requests from the DA and his leadership team, and carry out special projects and deeper analysis as needed
  • Design and prepare internal and external reports, as well as presentations to KCDA leadership
  • Translate analytical findings into policy and practice implications (e.g., program modifications) that can be discussed with office leadership and management
  • Build analytical databases, including extracting data from the warehouse through SQL or other queries
  • Create new data collection tools and processes as needed (in collaboration with others)
  • Work with the leadership team to identify and develop research and evaluation priorities, and pursue partnerships with external researchers as needed to carry them out
  • Write grant proposals and fundraise as needed to further research and planning work, and manage compliance with the data requirements of grant-funded projects
  • Ensure that all research carried out within the office and work with outside organizations complies with human subjects standards
  • Build and oversee a unit of research and quality assurance staff
  • Build collaborative relationships with Assistant District Attorneys, Bureau Chiefs, and other non-research staff in the office who will use the information produced by the research unit to inform decision-making
  • Serve as a representative of the DA’s Office in external meetings, including those with other city and state stakeholders
  • Collaborate with the IT department to develop strategies and mechanisms for ensuring the integrity and accuracy of office data

Qualifications

 
  • Possession of a graduate degree in a social science field (Ph.D. preferred)
  • Seven to 10 years of applied research experience
  • Extensive experience managing research projects and staff
  • Demonstrated experience in criminal justice policy and research, and a commitment to policy and practice reforms related to the reduction of recidivism, racial and ethnic disparities, and victimization
  • Ability to communicate technical research findings to practitioners and other non-research audiences, and to think critically about how to translate research and analytical findings into policy and practice implications
  • Strong data management and analysis skills, including experience building, merging and analyzing quantitative data files in SPSS, SAS, SQL, or STATA. Candidates are not required to have experience with all of these programs, but must be able to learn new programs and query language as needed
  • Experience working with relational databases
  • Strong time management skills, work ethic, ability to prioritize and triage requests, and experience working on deadlines
  • Ability to work with non-research staff within and outside of the office
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge and experience with data visualization principles and practices



Special Assistant District Attorney - Executive Operations

 

The Kings County District Attorney’s Office is seeking an attorney to serve as an Assistant District Attorney (ADA) in the Executive Division, reporting to the Director of Executive Operations.  The selected applicant will be responsible for: preparing substantive briefings for the District Attorney for meetings, including meetings with family members, community members and advocates about the office’s work and policy matters; preparing briefings for press conferences, press interviews, town halls, and third-party sponsored events; conducting research and drafting memoranda on legal and public policy topics as requested; and performing other tasks as needed, including conflicts checks for proposed meetings.

 

Minimum qualification requirements:

  • Attorney admitted to practice in New York
  • At least one (1) year of full-time employment experience, either post-undergraduate or post-law school

 

Preferred skills:

  • Demonstrated skills in legal research, analysis and writing
  • The ability to produce clear, concise, and error-free documents within a limited timeframe
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, as this position will require the applicant to gather and synthesize information from managers and staff throughout the office
  • Prior experience in government

 

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The Kings County District Attorney’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.