Employment Opportunities

NORTHWESTERN DISTRICT ATTORNEY – JOB POSTING

Date:                    August, 2017

Position Title:      Administrative Assistant – Franklin County

37.5 hours/week:

This is a shared position with 25 hours/week dedicated to the Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Unit and 12.5 hours/week dedicated to the Victim Witness Unit.

Duties and Responsibilities: Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Unit

  • Communications and preparation for all unit meetings including securing space, preparing agenda, email with membership groups, communication with trainers/speakers and individual members, attend meetings and take minutes, prepare handouts, take photographs at meetings for newsletter;
  • Collect meeting attendance and distribute meeting minutes and upcoming agendas as needed;
  • Review DVIP Information Sheets from the DVIP Coordinator and input data into Access Data Program, create reports for DVIP grant quarterly progress reports and grant applications;
  • Collect data sheets from High Risk VW Advocate and input data into Access Data Program, create reports for grant progress reports and grant applications;
  • Collect information from Unit Chief on special assigned DV and SA cases and input data on each case, share data with unit chief and DV prosecutors and advocates;
  • Review case information for new high risk offender referrals, as indicated by the HRT Coordinator, including BOP’s, police reports and victim affidavits and input required data into high risk project database prior to team meetings;
  • Layout and design of law enforcement newsletter, assist in writing sections and collect articles/information as assigned by DV Projects Director;
  • Administrative support as needed for DVIP Coordinator and High Risk Team Coordinator-for example assisting with binders for new advocates, finding coverage for an open shift due to illness on coordinator’s day off, assisting with training preparation;
  • Ongoing maintenance and updates of current unit brochures and outreach materials, layout and printing of new brochures and training materials, laminating pocket cards for police and advocates;
  • Assist with outreach events organized by DA’s task force such as the White Ribbon Campaign to include communication with schools and distribution of ribbons;
  • Administrative support for outreach programs such as conferences, seminars, regional police meetings and trainings, secure locations, solicit bids for space, review menu options, prepare training packets, coordinate registrations, create program agenda, ongoing communication with participants and venue;
  • Assist Director of Projects in any grant application, MOU preparation and signature collection, collect attachments designated in grant, prepare grant to be submitted ;
  • Perform other tasks as they arise such as order supplies, troubleshoot equipment problems, update email lists, program evaluation summaries, collect UVisa policy from all police departments.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Victim Witness Unit

  • Provide general administrative support to the Franklin County Victim Witness Advocates (copying, filing, etc.);
  • Prepare all  written correspondence and enclosures using office database for all Franklin County VW cases in compliance with the Victim Bill of Rights;
  • Take phone inquiries on behalf of VW Unit as needed;
  • Monitor and replenish inventory of various brochures and outreach material;
  • Assist with any administrative needs for VW Unit trainings/outreach;
  • Collect annual statistical data via Excel program for program director;
  • Train VW staff and interns regarding VW letter system;
  • Participate in any duties designed to enhance victim services in the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office.

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to multi-task 
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures
  • Knowledge of computers and relevant software applications
  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively and patiently in-person and on the phone  to a diverse population
  • Must be able to demonstrate professional discretion and maintain confidentiality at all times
  • at all times

Salary: $30,000 plus medical and other employee benefits.

Applicants must submit cover letter, resume and NWDA Employment Application Form, (form located below) to martha.murphy-kane@state.ma.us

 

NORTHWESTERN DISTRICT ATTORNEY – JOB POSTING

DATE:                                    JULY 2017

POSITION TITLE:               DISTRICT COURT ADMINISTRATOR

MAIN FUNCTIONS: Facilitate the data management of district court cases within case management system (DAMION). Support prosecutors with management of case related materials. Serve as liaison between prosecutors, trial court departments and police departments

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILILTIES:

• Initiate, modify and dispose of district court cases within DAMION;

• Collect relevant data from complaints, police reports, probation records to initiate case within DAMION and prepare for arraignment of defendant;

• Coordinate with ADAs, VWAs, police departments, clerk’s offices and probation departments in the scheduling of court dates;

• Responsible for organizing, categorizing and production of discovery on district court cases;

• Facilitate the production and delivery of ADA approved discovery to defense attorneys;

• Prepare daily court docket;

• Prepare summons as needed;

• Facilitate the scheduling (or rescheduling) of court dates on behalf of ADA and/or defense attorney with clerk’s office;

• Participate in DAMION user group meetings;

• Participate in professional development training as needed;

• Will answer telephones and assist public as needed;

• Will serve as backup to all outlying District Court Administrators when needed;

• Perform any other administrative duties related to the position of District Court Administrator as requested by the Administrative Supervisor and Director of Operations when needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Associate’s degree;

• Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures;

• Knowledge of computers and relevant software applications;

• Knowledge of customer service principles and practices;

• Ability to communicate clearly, effectively and patiently in-person and on the phone to a diverse population;

• Ability to multi-task;

• Must be able to demonstrate professional discretion and maintain confidentiality at all times.

SALARY RANGE: $30,000 - $32,000 plus medical and other employee benefits.

 Applicants must submit cover letter, resume and Employment Application Form, (form located below) to martha.murphy-kane@state.ma.us

 

NORTHWESTERN DISTRICT ATTORNEY – JOB POSTING

Date:                                        March, 2017

Position Title:                          FORENSIC INVESTIGATOR AND FRAUD EXAMINER

Main functions:               

To assist in the investigation, evaluation, and prosecution of economic crimes within the 47 communities of the Northwestern District.    Work effectively with prosecutors, state police detectives, local law enforcement, financial institutions and businesses, elder and disabled protective services, and others to achieve justice for the victims of economic crime or financial abuse.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Investigate, evaluate, and assist with the prosecution of economic crimes referred to the Northwestern DA’s office. The Forensic investigator and Fraud Examiner shall maintain the highest ethical standards in every aspect of work including rigorously maintaining confidentiality
  • Collect and organize relevant data from financial records, digital evidence, victim and witness statements, law enforcement, ADAs, Victim Witness Advocates, and other sources for prosecution of cases.
  • To assist with preparation for grand jury indictments, District Court arraignments, and Superior and District Court trials.
  • Responsible for working with ADAs and staff on organizing, categorizing and production of discovery on economic crimes.
  • Participate in case management meetings to effectively evaluate and investigate cases for prosecution. Complete work in a timely fashion by anticipating the needs of prosecutor and prioritizing time sensitive matters.
  • Develop, maintain and update time standards, best practices, and written protocols (with the assistance of the District Attorney and First Assistant District Attorney) for the effective and timely investigation, evaluation, and prosecution of economic crimes.
  • Testify as a witness on financial fraud, embezzlement, and elder financial abuse cases.
  • Prepare ADAs or state police detectives/local police investigators to obtain documentation or interview witnesses/ defendants about criminal activities.
  • Work with ADAs to prepare grand jury subpoenas, witness summons, search warrants, preservation letters, and keeper of records requests as needed.
  • Perform any other duties related to the position of  Forensic Investigator and Fraud Examiner as requested by the District Attorney, First Assistant District Attorney, or assigned Assistant District Attorneys  when needed

    Salary and work hours:    The Forensic Investigator and Fraud Examiner is a part-time employee, working 15 hours per week, with a schedule of hours to be established by the First Assistant District Attorney. The rate of compensation is $35 per hour, with no benefits.

    Qualifications and Requirements:   Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Accounting.  Certified Public Accountant and/or Certified Fraud Examiner preferred.  Must have a background in financial auditing and/or economic crime investigation and prosecution.  Must be able to work well with others and be an integral part of the prosecution team; be patient, diligent, and meticulous in conducting investigations and prosecutions; possess good judgment; be a person of integrity and high moral character; and seek justice and truth in every case.

    Applicants must submit cover letter, resume and an Employment Application Form .   Employment Application Forms can be found below or are available at the Northwestern District Attorney’s Offices. 

    If you require an accommodation related to a medical condition in order to participate in any phase of the application process please inform the Director of Operations in order to determine what can be done to provide you with an accommodation

    Completed application packets may be submitted via email to martha.murphy.kane@state.ma.us or to Martha’s attention at One Gleason Plaza, Northampton, MA  01060. 

 

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