Berkshire District Attorney’s Office
The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office seeks to hire full-time Administrative Support. Primary responsibilities for this position include providing administrative assistance to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office. Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply.
MISSION OF THE BERKSHIRE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
Berkshire District Attorney’s office serves all 32 cities and towns in Berkshire County. The office represents the Commonwealth in more than 7,500 criminal cases per year in Berkshire Superior Court, three district courts, three juvenile courts, Massachusetts Appeals Court, and Supreme Judicial Court. The office works closely with the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office, the Berkshire Law Enforcement Task Force, and collaborates with local police departments across the county. A dedicated staff of more than 50 prioritizes public safety, empowering victims and witnesses through services and support, and building a safe community for everyone and especially the most vulnerable.
The Office is responsible for all criminal prosecutions in Berkshire County, covering everything from misdemeanors to major felonies. The Office handles cases in the County’s District Courts (including Jury sessions), Juvenile Courts, and Superior Court, and is responsible for all appeals to the State Appeals Court and Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. In addition, the Office provides critical services and programs to victims and their families and to the community at large. The Office is a Commonwealth agency, established in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 12, Sections 12 and 13.
Job Title: Receptionist/Administrative Support
Exempt: Full-time; 37.5 hours/ week M-F
Reports to: Director of Support and Data
Salary: $38,000.00 – $40,000.00 Biweekly
Location: Pittsfield Office
• General Reception duties:
a) Responsible for answering phones/greeting the public in a professional manner and directing calls or taking telephone messages for the appropriate staff, processing incoming and outgoing mail and faxes
b) Handle other general clerical duties including, but not limited to, data entry, case file maintenance, photocopying, printing, and filing
• Administrative Support duties:
a) Perform daily updates to the case management system including, but not limited to, initiation of cases, updates, and entering disposition information in an accurate and timely manner
b) Create and manage daily court lists and file preparation for court business
c) 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, processing case discovery, summonsing and notifications, disposition reports
d) Perform other duties as assigned
Positions may require lateral rotation within the Office to similar positions, based on office needs.
• 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;
• Participate in training 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;
All full time positions offer a State benefit package that includes medical/dental/vision insurance, life and disability insurance, retirement plans, and paid vacation, personal and sick leave and paid parental leave. All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background check. All positions serve at the pleasure of the District Attorney.
COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to hire date, all employees are required to follow future booster mandates.
Berkshire District Attorney’s Office is an EEO Employer with a firm commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring practices.
Please send cover letter, resume and references to contact.berkshireDAfirstname.lastname@example.org.