Senior Counter Terrorism Analyst

New York County District Attorney's Office

Position description

The New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) has an opening for a Senior Counter Terrorism Analyst for its Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU). CTU investigates domestic and international threats to the citizens of New York with an emphasis on disrupting those individuals who recruit and inspire others to engage in acts of terror, and those who finance terrorist activities. The Senior Counter Terrorism Analyst will work closely with DANY prosecutors, NYPD, and federal law enforcement agencies to collect and analyze evidence, research, and write reports, present briefings, and testify. DANY’s Counterterrorism Unit is a unique opportunity for aspiring counterterrorism analysts to gain law enforcement experience and expand their knowledge and work portfolios. Analysts have unmatched opportunities to work on trailblazing counterterrorism investigations, attend conferences, receive exclusive law enforcement training, and become known experts in their field. Former analysts have gone on to work in prominent private sector companies and government agencies.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Draft legal process, analyze financial, social media, and other telecommunications records, and present findings to the case team.
  • Perform OSINT and various database checks to generate leads and enhance cases.
  • Develop and expand expertise on different terrorist groups, investigative methods and tools, and technological developments (e.g. cryptocurrency, AI, and encryption).
  • Write reports and give presentations on selected topics. 
  • Assist in the preparation and conduct of grand jury presentations and trials.
  • Liaise with internal and external partners.
  • Special projects as assigned.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and two (2) years of relevant experience OR master’s degree and one (1) year of experience.

Required Requirements/Skills:

  • Speak, read, and write Arabic.
  • Proficiency with data analysis and programming.
  • Relevant master’s degree (e.g., area studies, political studies, international relations, history) or two years of job experience in terrorism, national security, or investigations. 
  • Excellent organization, communication, writing, and creative problem-solving skills are essential; must be detail oriented.
  • Proficient in presentation software such as PowerPoint.
  • Must possess a general fluency with computer applications and electronic devices and a readiness to quickly learn about and adapt to rapid changes in technology.
  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate investigative results to others and be very comfortable giving briefings and presentations.
  • Ability to work with a high level of confidentiality and diplomacy.

Additional Information:

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • 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
  • Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” above.

Public Svc 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


  • Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm.

Residency Requirement:

  • City Residency is not required for this position. 

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