Division of Social Justice
Civil Rights Bureau – New York City
Legal Support Analyst, Hate Crimes
Reference No. CRI_ NYC_ LSA/HC_6169
Application Deadline is April 30, 2021
The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking a talented and motivated professional for the position of Legal Support Analyst, Hate Crimes (LSA). The LSA will provide investigative and legal support, policy analysis, and community outreach and education. Based in New York City and seated in the Civil Rights Bureau, the LSA will report to the Special Counsel for Hate Crimes.
The Special Counsel enforces civil laws that protect New Yorkers from bias‑based violence and intimidation related to race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability, or sexual orientation. The Special Counsel also develops strategies to combat hate crimes and hate groups through public education, outreach, litigation, and policy work.
The duties of the LSA will include, but not be limited to, the following:
Investigative & Legal Support Functions
- Assisting with the intake of information regarding suspected hate crimes from various channels including complaints, tips, referrals, independent research, and news and social media;
- Analyzing incoming intelligence to identify misconduct and opportunities for enforcement;
· Developing metrics, statistics, and other tracking methods to measure, assess, and archive this data;
- Preparing reports summarizing findings that appropriately prioritize enforcement opportunities;
- Presenting findings and recommendations to Civil Rights Bureau staff, including participating in Bureau strategy meetings; and, as needed,
- Drafting subpoenas, reviewing documents, reviewing case footage, processing documents turned over during discovery, preparing demonstrative exhibits, and aiding attorneys in court proceedings.
Policy Analysis, Community Outreach, & Public Education Functions
- Remaining current on local and national news and state and federal legislation relating to hate crimes and racial justice, including flagging emerging trends and issues for Civil Rights Bureau staff;
· Preparing fact sheets, talking points, educational resources, presentations, and other materials;
· Fostering productive relationships with organizations, public officials, law enforcement agencies, and other stakeholders;
- Attending and coordinating meetings, visits, and other outreach events;
· Coordinating, as needed, with the OAG’s Communications, Intergovernmental Affairs, and Policy & Legislative teams to provide information and support for related priorities, initiatives, and outreach strategies; and
- Working collaboratively with Civil Rights Bureau attorneys and legal support staff to execute the Bureau’s mission.
Qualifications for the LSA position include the following:
· A bachelor’s degree is required. The candidate must be familiar with public policy, racial justice, human rights, or criminal justice through course study or work experience. Prior work experience with state or federal courts or New York government is a plus;
· Candidates should also have an understanding of the issues and politics surrounding hate crimes and racial justice. A connection to the organizations and coalitions currently working on these issues is a plus;
· Strong technology skills are preferred, including using Excel to manage large data sets, proficiency with Lexis/Nexis or similar research databases, conducting strategic internet searches and preserving webpages, and using presentation software such as PowerPoint;
· Superb research, analytic, organization, communication (verbal and written), and presentation skills are necessary;
· The candidate must be able to communicate and collaborate effectively with all levels of staff and external partners and stakeholders;
· The ideal candidate is entrepreneurial, proactive, and self-directed, with effective time management skills and adept at learning and assimilating new and complex information; and
· Data visualization and data analytic skills, prior experience using e-discovery platforms, and proficiency in languages other than English are all pluses.
OAG employees serve more than 19 million state residents through a wide variety of occupations. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications are being received online. To apply, please visit our careers website: ag.ny.gov/job-postings.
To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on April 30, 2021.
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
· Cover Letter (You may address to Legal Recruitment)
· List of three (3) professional references with contact information and email addresses
Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.
If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov