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Antiquities Trafficking Analyst

Antiquities Trafficking Analyst

Posted on: 02/24/2024
  1. Full-time



  1. No exam required


Trial Bureau 50

$54,281.00 – $57,159.00

Job Description

This vacancy has now expired.

The New York County District Attorney's Office (DANY) has an opening for an Antiquities Trafficking Analyst. In this position, under the supervision of the Chief of the Unit and a lead prosecutor, the analyst is responsible for providing critical analytical support to the unit and DANY. The analyst will engage in a broad spectrum of activities, to include writing warrants and legal reports; gathering information via subpoenas, search warrants, and interviews; and performing high-level analysis in order to assist in the criminal prosecution of trafficking participants such as looters/thieves, smugglers, financiers, shippers, gallery owners, restorers, on-line sites, conservators, auction houses, museum curators, and other facilitators, whether individuals or corporations, that allow trafficking to exist. Legal background or experience not required.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Gathering and analyzing information from all sources, to include subpoenas, search warrants, and witnesses to recover looted antiquities and prosecute the offenders.
- Working daily with Homeland Security Investigations Special Agents, New York City Police Department detectives, and with foreign law-enforcement officers.
- Working with non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and members of the diplomatic corps.
- Working with prosecutors to ensure efficient processing and eventual repatriation of confiscated materials.
- Conducting legal research on New York Criminal Law and international patrimony laws.
- Assisting ADAs in all aspects of investigations and trials.
- Compiling and analyzing case documents for hearings and trials, coordinating case schedules with courts, law-enforcement officials, witnesses, and defense attorneys.
- Performing related and administrative duties as needed.

In addition to the Minimum Qualification Requirements, candidates must possess the following:

- Master's degree.
- 4-5 years of cultural heritage or art history experience required.
- Impeccable writing and researching abilities.

Preferred Requirements/Skills:

- Proficiency in a foreign language (particularly Italian, German, Spanish, French, Greek, Arabic, Turkish, or Hindi,).
- Master's degree in archeology, art history, museum studies or in a related field.
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to update and edit existing databases.
- Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and under pressure.
- Ability to follow directions and apply proper policies, procedures, and guidelines.
- Flexibility and adaptability in a high-stress environment.
- Strong attention to detail and high concern for data accuracy.
- Ability to interact and communicate with all levels of staff, law-enforcement officers, and members of foreign governments.

How to Apply:

- Apply with a Cover Letter and Resume.

Additional Information:

- Current office employees: To be eligible for a transfer or promotion, staff must have already served at least 1 year in their current position and be in good standing. In addition, must meet the minimum qualifications of the position.
- Looking for candidates who will commit to at least two (2) years to the hiring unit.
- Authorization to work in the United States is required for this position.


- Monday-Friday 9-5, but with flexibility to adapt as needed for individual cases.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualification Requirements
1. High school graduation or equivalent and three years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to duties described above; or
2. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" above.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/.
Residency Requirement

City Residency is not required for this position.
Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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Antiquities Trafficking Analyst

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1 Hogan Pl./100 Centre St., N.

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