Agency Attorney

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Under supervision, with some latitude for independent judgment and unreviewed action and decision, the Attorney candidate will perform legal work within the Administration for Children’s Service’s Employment Law Unit, including, but not limited to the following:

•Collect and analyze evidence of employee misconduct under section 75 of the Civil Service Law and unfitness to perform job duties under section 72 of the Civil Service Law
•Draft disciplinary charges and draft summaries of employees’ unfitness for City medical examiners; prepare cases for trial and argues them at internal hearings and before administrative bodies
•Participate in interviews of witnesses and subjects; determine the advisability of presenting witnesses, admissibility of types of evidence and matters of legal strategy
•Determine which legal and/or other questions require more legal analysis or review and refer them with appropriate memoranda to the proper authority; recommend settlements and negotiate
•Draft and process stipulations of settlement; conduct legal research and prepare briefs, memoranda and other documents
•Investigate and respond to charges of discrimination filed with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York State Division of Human Rights and New York City Commission on Human Rights by preparing position statements based on facts and applicable law
•Attend arbitrations and acts as liaison with the New York City Office of Labor Relations; also serve as liaison with the New York City Law Department on lawsuits involving employment discrimination and discipline.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. Admission to the New York State Bar; and either "2" or "3" below.
2. One year of satisfactory United States legal experience subsequent to admission to any state bar; or
3. Six months of satisfactory service as an Agency Attorney Interne (30086).
Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment.
In addition to meeting the minimum Qualification Requirements:
To be assigned to Assignment Level (AL) II, candidates must have one year of experience at Assignment Level I or two years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment. To be assigned to AL III candidates must have two years of experience in Assignment Levels I and/or II or three years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment.

Preferred Skills

The preferred candidate should be a motivated and organized self-starter with demonstrated interest in employment law who has excellent analytical and writing skills; some trial experience with desire to increase litigation skills; and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Additional Information

Section 424-A of the New York Social Services Law requires an authorized agency to inquire whether a candidate for employment with child-caring responsibilities has been the subject of a child abuse and maltreatment report.

The City of New York and the Administration for Children’s Services are Equal Opportunity Employers Committed to Diversity

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Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.




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