The New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) has an opening for an Investigative Analyst in the Forensic Sciences/Cold Case Unit (FS/CCU). In this position, the Investigative Analyst is responsible for providing highly skilled analytical support to the Assistant District Attorneys (ADAs) assigned to FS/CCU.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Manage information in DNA Hits, a web-based application that allows the Office of Chief Medical Examiner’s Forensic Biology (DNA) Lab to simultaneously notify the DANY and NYPD of DNA matches that occur through the local, state, and national DNA databases. This includes analyzing matches, determining whether match is probative, obtaining police paperwork, coordinating information with other jurisdictions where matches occur, contacting investigators, analyzing offenders’ criminal records, and assisting ADAs in obtaining all relevant documents and reports for Grand Jury presentations and trial.
- Serve as administrative liaison between DANY and the OCME as well as our office and the NYPD Forensic Investigative Division, which houses evidence intake and the ballistics, narcotics and trace evidence labs and the latent print development unit. This includes receiving, analyzing, and distributing all lab reports, and monitoring all special requests for testing of evidence.
- Manage DANYNET for FS/CCU. This includes reading, cataloguing, and uploading documents for the FS/CCU library.
- Manage DNA Evidence Management Program (DEMP) and train paralegals office-wide in use of the program, which locates vouchers and tracks evidence testing.
- Review cases flagged from ECAB as involving forensic evidence.
- Assist FS/CCU ADAs with all phases of trial preparation, including research for Frye scientific admissibility hearings and preparation of evidence exhibits.
- Assist Unit Chief in preparation of training materials for both office-wide and out of office presentations, including PowerPoint and written materials.
- Perform related tasks as assigned.
- Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple assignments.
- Superior writing and communication skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively with various police and civilian forensic laboratories to build institutional relationships, facilitate cooperation, and obtain information.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Excel and other programs.
- Proficiency in Internet search strategies and techniques.
- Ability to communicate investigative results to ADAs and facilitate their successful use of laboratory test results.
- Bachelor’s Degree required.
- One year of paralegal or research experience preferred.
- One (1) year commitment to the hiring unit.
The New York County District Attorney’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer