Victim Assistance Advocate

The Berkshire District Attorney's Office has an entry level position opening for a Victim Assistance Advocate.  BA degree required; preference given for candidates fluent in Spanish. 

Job Description:  Provide information, support and other services to victims, witnesses  and their families throughout the criminal justice process as outlined in MGL 258B. Victim Witness Advocate is employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and serves at the pleasure of the District Attorney. Principal responsibilities of the position include:
- Provide crisis intervention to victims and their family members suffering from crime related trauma;
- Assessing and evaluating the needs of victims while providing appropriate services;
- Documenting and maintaining case activity;
- Court accompaniment;
- Providing detailed information about the court process and procedures;
- Providing 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.

Send resume and references NO LATER THAN MARCH 10, 2014 to 

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

See Also www.mass.gov/jobquest for additional information on pay and benefits

 

Support Staff

The Berkshire District Attorney's Office has an entry level position opening for Support Staff.

Job description:  Provide administrative and office support to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office, handling 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. Will be 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. Staff assigned to court duties will maintain and update case management database including file creation, both physical and in case management system, daily updates to case management system, entering disposition information in an accurate and timely manner, creation and management of 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 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.

Send resume and references NO LATER THAN MARCH 12, 2014 to

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

See Also www.mass.gov/jobquest for additional information on pay and benefits

 

The Berkshire District Attorney's Office continually accepts resumes from those interested in becoming an Assistant District Attorney.

Entry level positions start at $40,000 or commensurate with experience.  State benefit package includes health, life, disability, and dental/vision insurances, retirement plans and more.  All law school graduates eligible to apply with preference for Massachusetts Bar members (current or pending), and applicants with  Rule 3:03 certification.  Must relocate to Berkshire County upon acceptance of position.

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

           Kelly M. Kemp, Assistant District Attorney
           Berkshire District Attorney’s Office
           PO Box 1969
           Pittsfield, MA  01202-1969

 

For any and all positions in the Berkshire District Attorney's Office, the following is required:

To be familiar with and to follow the provisions of the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office Personnel Policies.
To participate in trainings relevant to Office functions.
To interact in a respectful and professional manner with the public, judicial and law enforcement personnel and office staff.
To complete work assignments in a timely, accurate and efficient manner.

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