Allegheny County District Attorney's Office

Position Title: Assistant District Attorney — ADA (Union Position)

How to Apply: Applications will be accepted online until the position is filled and/or the posting is closed. After reviewing this job announcement, please click on the “Apply for Job” link at the bottom of the webpage to apply.

A resume is required and may not be substituted for an application.

Minimum Requirements: 

Graduate of an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania.

It is the policy of the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office that to receive a final offer of employment, candidates must successfully pass a criminal history/background check and a pre-employment drug test.

Additionally, it is our policy that to receive a final offer of employment, candidates must provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination card and be fully vaccinated before employment commences.

An Allegheny County Assistant District Attorney (ADA) performs a variety of duties associated with prosecuting criminal cases – the job is multifaceted. In addition to analyzing evidence and deciding when criminal prosecution is warranted, ADA’s must also argue cases in court and prosecute violations of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code. One central function of the District Attorney’s Office is to pursue justice during the prosecution of violators of criminal laws at all stages of the juvenile and adult court system. This includes juvenile adjudicatory proceedings, adult preliminary hearings, trials, appeals, post-conviction, and federal habeas corpus proceedings. ADA’s appear in Allegheny County Magisterial District Court, the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, the Pennsylvania Superior and Commonwealth Courts, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and in the Federal Western District of Pennsylvania, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office also facilitates and maintains numerous diversionary programs for those charged with a violation of the PA Crimes Code. The selected candidate for this position cannot maintain a private practice.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office or related software
  • Strong foundation with the PA Rules of Evidence

Education and Experience:

  • Graduate of an accredited law school.
  • Licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania

Salary:  $66,950 annually with full Allegheny County employee benefits.

Residency: Must become a resident of Allegheny County within one (1) year of appointment

Allegheny County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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