Deputy Director of Adjudication
CONSUMER AFFAIRS - New York, NY

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As the first municipal consumer protection agency in the country, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has ensured that businesses and consumers benefit from a fair and vibrant marketplace for over 40 years. Today, DCA regulates 55 industries and licenses and inspects almost 80,000 businesses throughout the five boroughs. The Department enforces the City’s landmark Consumer Protection Law and related City and State laws; mediates thousands of consumer complaints; and prosecutes law-breaking businesses through our Administrative Tribunal.

DCA is committed to educating, empowering and protecting consumers; holding businesses to high standards of marketplace behavior; and achieving excellence in the delivery of innovative agency programs and services. As a small agency with a big mission, every staff member at DCA plays a critical role in ensuring success.

The Deputy Director of Adjudication assists the Director of Adjudication in overseeing the legal aspects of the agency’s administrative law court, which is the DCA’s independent adjudicative body. The Deputy Director’s primary responsibilities include supervising Administrative Law Judges, the Division’s Assistant Directors, and the Hearing Support Associates and Assistants; as well as acting as the Commissioner’s designee with respect to legal issues. He/she will monitor and report on employee performance, and will utilize the Department’s data management and reporting programs. The Deputy Director will be expected to streamline operations and develop and implement operational efficiencies.

The successful candidate must be an attorney licensed by New York State, and should have significant experience as an administrative law judge or other relevant legal experience. He/she must be able to demonstrate a sound and judicious temperament, discretion, a commitment to the highest standards of quality work and a keen interest in operational efficiencies.

Minimum Qual Requirements

Admission to the New York State Bar; and four years of recent full-time responsible, relevant, satisfactory legal experience subsequent to admission to any bar, eighteen months of which must have been in the supervision of other attorneys, in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or performing highly complex and significant legal work.

Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment.

Preferred Skills

1. Very strong writing, interpersonal and effective communication skills.
2. Excellent legal and analytical skills.
3. Strong computer skills.
4. Extensive experience in an administrative tribunal.
5. Strong management/supervisory skills.
6. Team-oriented with strong leadership skills.
7. Strong organizational skills.
8. Detail-oriented, with ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
9. Strong training skills.

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Hours/Shift

35 hours (minimum)

Work Location

66 John Street, New York, NY

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.