Orleans Parish District Attorney
  • New Orleans, LA, USA
  • 40000 per year salary commensurate with experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

New hires may be eligible for a full benefits package.


Jason Rogers Williams took office as the Orleans Parish District Attorney on January 11, 2021, and is building a 21st century prosecutors' office with a team of the best and brightest from around the country and a mission of being as smart on crime as the office has historically been tough on crime. New Orleans has led the world in convictions and incarceration for decades, without any corresponding decrease in crime. OPDA is simultaneously increasing safety and delivering justice with a laser focus on serious offenses and a belief that every New Orleanian deserves the presumption of innocence.


· Plan, coordinate, and conduct follow-up investigations of criminal violations referred to OPDA for prosecution.

· Gather evidence and evaluate information from a variety of witnesses, victims, and other sources to assist OPDA Assistant District Attorneys (ADAs) in preparing for trial.

· Review and conduct follow-up searches of crime scenes, and process and retrieve evidence.

· Ensure that OPDA case files are timely and complete.

· Assist ADAs with interviewing witnesses and victims, and schedule and facilitate ADA interviews at jail facilities.

· Search various databases and obtain information that may assist in locating or conducting background checks on individuals.

· Request, obtain, analyze, and provide police reports, medical reports, and related records/documents.

· Testify before the grand jury and in court proceedings concerning investigative findings.

· Serve subpoenas and court papers.

· Process federal writs.

· Schedule and transport federal inmates, and arrange and/or assist with extradition transportation.

· Transport/escort victims, witnesses, and OPDA staff.

· Maintain the security and confidentiality of OPDA records and information.

· Formulate and evaluate possible solutions to threats based on information and evidence provided or observed, and respond quickly to emergency situations.

· Other duties as required.


· Working knowledge of criminal investigations and the justice system.

· Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with local, state and federal law enforcement and governmental agencies.

· Ability to firmly, professionally and tactfully obtain information through interviews, interrogation and observation while remaining impartial.

· Must be P.O.S.T certified and up-to-date on all annual mandatory training for the State of Louisiana.

· Must be able to qualify with, carry, and safely maintain a handgun.

· Effective communication, both orally and in writing.

· Ability to represent OPDA in a professional and positive manner.

· Current Louisiana Driver's License and ability to operate a vehicle.

· Basic computer skills and comfort with technology.

· Ability to work flexible hours.

· Dependability in both attendance and work product.


Starting salary is $40,000. New hires may be eligible for:

· Enrollment in the City of New Orleans health insurance plan

· 6.44 hours of sick leave and no fewer than 6.44 hours of vacation leave per month (6.44 hours per month = approximately 10 days per year)

· Enrollment in the New Orleans Municipal Employees' Retirement System

· Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program

· A generous paid holiday schedule

· Frequent, free opportunities for training


OPDA is an equal opportunity employer. The office values a diverse workforce and management reflective of the communities that it serves. OPD Adheres to a policy of making employment, promotion, and other personnel decisions without regard to race, culture, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, caregiver status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship, age, or disability.


OPDA is dedicated to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that OPDA employees invest in their work represents a significant part of the office's culture, reputation, and achievement. OPDA embraces and encourages employees' differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make its employees unique.


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
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