Under direction, with wide latitude for independent judgment and un-reviewed action and decision, this candidate will fulfill a dual role of Step II Hearing Officer and External EEO Complaint Specialist within the Administration for Children’s Service’s Employment Law Unit, as well as perform difficult and complex legal work having significant policy consequences in the Administration for Children's Services' (ACS) Employment Law Unit.. As Step II Hearing Officer, the candidate will conduct disciplinary hearings pursuant to the NYS Civil Service Law and collective bargaining agreements in order to ensure due process for respondent employees; Review evidence of disciplinary violations and prepares written Step II decisions, reporting findings of fact and penalty recommendations so that Commissioner or Commissioner’s designee can decide guilt/approve appropriate penalty. As External EEO Complaint Specialist, the candidate will conduct intensive investigations in order to respond to charges of employment discrimination filed with external administrative bodies including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights and the New York City Commission on Human Rights and submit comprehensive written position statements in response to those charges; Participate in mediation sessions, settlement negotiations and hearings arising from charges of employment discrimination; Collect and analyze evidence and prepare detailed memoranda to make recommendations regarding possible corrective action and settlement parameters.
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.
The preferred candidate should have graduated from an accredited law school; New York State Bar admission plus three (3) years of relevant employment/discrimination legal experience; Organized self-starter with sound judgment who can collect and analyze evidence so as to make written findings of fact and disciplinary penalty recommendations; Excellent communication, writing and research skills; Knowledge of Federal, State and City human rights laws; Ability to quickly grasp Code of Conduct provisions, Agency procedures and policies.
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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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.