Job Postings

All full time positions offer a State benefit package that includes health, life, disability, and dental/vision insurances, retirement plans, vacation, personal and sick leave and more. Payroll is paid bi-weekly and based on a 37.5 hour work week (normally 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).  All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background check.  Must relocate to Berkshire County upon acceptance of position.  All positions serve at the pleasure of the District Attorney.  All positions require the candidate to:

  • Fulfill the mandatory education and training requirements of the State Ethics Commission
  • Become familiar with and to follow the provisions of the Office Personnel Policies, particularly with regard to confidentiality, sexual harassment, drug-free workplace and the usage of information technology resources
  • Assistant District Attorneys must be familiar with and adhere to the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Participate in trainings relevant to Office functions
  • Interact in a respectful and professional manner with the public, judicial and law enforcement personnel and office staff
  • Complete work assignments in a timely, accurate and efficient manner

Berkshire District Attorney’s Office is an EEO Employer

Assistant District Attorney - The Office continually accepts resumes from those interested in becoming an Assistant District Attorney.

Entry level positions at salary commensurate with experience.  All law school graduates (Juris Doctorate Degree) are eligible to apply with preference for Massachusetts Bar members (current or pending), and applicants with SJC Rule 3:03 certification.  

Send cover letter, resume, references and writing sample to:

           Robert W. Kinzer, III, Second Assistant District Attorney
           Berkshire District Attorney’s Office
           PO Box 1969
           Pittsfield, MA  01202-1969
           or email robert.kinzer@state.ma.us

Job Description:

  • Prosecute all aspects of criminal cases (and some civil matters as provided by statute) in primary and jury sessions of the three divisions of District Court and the Juvenile Court in Berkshire County
  • Review police reports and charging decisions made by police agencies and make appropriate recommendations and changes as needed
  • Handle arraignments in court, make bail requests, motions for conditions of release, motions for detention such as dangerousness hearings and bail revocation hearings as appropriate
  • Provide mandatory discovery to defendants/defense counsel
  • Handle all pre-trial motions filed by defense counsel including requests for further discovery, evidentiary and non-evidentiary motions to suppress, dismiss, etc. and to prepare written memoranda and briefs where appropriate
  • Review case files, applicable statutes and case law, victim information and input, and determine an appropriate recommendation for case resolution
  • Conference all matters and make recommendations for case resolution at mandatory case conference sessions with defense counsel
  • Handle any mental health commitment matters which impact criminal cases
  • Handle case resolution by way of plea, trial, or dismissal where appropriate.   
  • Follow the mandates of the Victim’s Bill of Rights
  • Handle cases in both the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court as assigned by the Appellate Division in conjunction with District Court Chief
  • Handle cases in the Berkshire Superior Court and grand jury session as assigned by First Assistant in conjunction with the Chief of District Court

 

Victim Assistance Advocate - The Office continually accepts resumes from those interested in becoming a Victim Assistance Advocate.

Entry level positions at salary commensurate with experience.  Bachelor’s Degree required; preference given to candidates fluent in Spanish. 

Send cover letter, resume and references to:

           Elizabeth A. Keegan, Director of Victim Assistance
           Berkshire District Attorney’s Office
           PO Box 1969
           Pittsfield, MA  01202-1969
           or email elizabeth.a.keegan@state.ma.us

Job Description:

  • Provide information, support and other services to victims, witnesses and their families throughout the criminal justice process as outlined in MGL 258B (Victims’ Bill of Rights).  
  • Principal responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Provide crisis intervention to victims and their family members suffering from crime related trauma
    • Assess and evaluate the needs of victims while providing appropriate services
    • Make appropriate referrals for counseling as needed
    • Document and maintain case activity
    • Court accompaniment
    • Provide detailed information about the court process and procedures
    • Provide information on social services and financial assistance while promoting relationships with collateral service providers
    • Consult with Assistant District Attorneys throughout all stages of a case
    • Provide education and training to criminal justice and victim service agencies and community regarding victim rights and services

 

Support Staff - .The Office continually accepts resumes.

Entry level positions at salary commensurate with experience.  High School Diploma or equivalent required.  Preference to candidates fluent in Spanish.

Send cover letter, resume and references to:

           Frederick A. Lantz, Director of Support Services
           Berkshire District Attorney’s Office
           PO Box 1969
           Pittsfield, MA  01202-1969
           or email fred.a.lantz@state.ma.us

Job Description:

  • Provide administrative and office support to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office
  • Handle all general clerical duties including, but not limited to case file management, photocopying, printing, faxing, mailing, filing, data entry and phone duties both for assigned court and/or as part of general receptionist duties
  • Responsible for answering phones in a professional manner and directing calls to appropriate staff or taking clear, concise telephone messages and forwarding to appropriate staff
  • Support staff assigned to court duties will:
    • Maintain and update case management database including file creation, both physical and in case management system
    • Perform daily updates to case management system, entering disposition information in an accurate and timely manner,
    • Create and manage daily court list and file preparation for daily court business
    • Prompt file retrieval from both open and disposed of cases as needed
  • Perform all duties related to case management as required by Assistant District Attorneys, Victim Assistance Advocates and other administrative and support staff, including requests for reports and other case-related information, summonses and notifications, disposition reports
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Positions may require lateral rotation within the Office to similar positions, based on office needs

INTERNSHIPS

Internships are based on availability of positions in the Office and all internships are unpaid.  Internships in conjunction with school credit or work/study programs will also be considered.