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Vacancy Details
Position Type:

Administrative and Central Office

 
Office Title/Functional Title:

Attorney - Teacher Performance Unit, Level 3 - 14413

Civil Service Title:

Agency Attorney OJ/MBF

 
Level:

L3

 
Division/Office:

Office of the General Counsel

 
Borough:
Manhattan
 
Posting End Date:
06/30/2022
 

   

 
Description:

Position Summary: Under the direction of the Office of the General Counsel, with wide latitude for independent action, the Teacher Performance Unit Litigation Attorney serves as a legal representative of the Chancellor, performing sophisticated legal work on disciplinary matters and providing training and counsel to school leaders.  This team of attorneys will be assigned to handle special disciplinary proceedings as part of a teacher quality initiative and will have the opportunity to work on key policy initiatives in conjunction with the Office of Labor Policy. Performs related work.

 

Reports to: Executive Deputy Counsel

 

Direct Reports: N/A

 

Key Relationships: Acts as liaison to executives within the Department and to members of other City agencies.

 

Responsibilities

 

Level 3 Assignments

 

  • Handles legal issues and cases including recommendations concerning determining the soundness of charges, preparing specification of charges, coordinating the gathering of evidence, and briefing witnesses.
  • Manages legal cases that are complex and high-profile in nature.
  • Represents the New York City Department in Education on Law 3020-A proceedings and hearings pursuant to Section 75 of the Civil Service Law.
  • As part of a team of attorneys, helps devise strategies for providing improved support and training to school leaders around evaluation and discipline, and for spurring the improvement or removal of poor performers.
  • Provides support, counsel and training to Superintendents, Principals, and their designees on disciplinary procedures, with an emphasis on documenting incompetence and poor performance. 

 

 

Qualification Requirements:

 

Minimum

 

Admission to the New York State Bar AND three (3) years of progressively responsible United States legal experience subsequent to admission to any state bar.

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

 

 

Preferred

 

  • Minimum three (3) years litigation experience.
  • Excellent research, analytical and communication skills.
  • Ability to rapidly learn provisions of applicable law and regulations.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely.

Salary: $90, 093+

 

(Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not earn less than their current salary.)

 

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.

NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.

 

 
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

NEW REQUIREMENT

As of August 2, 2021, all NYC Department of Education new hires (who are not currently employees of the City of New York) must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to beginning their employment unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religious or medical reasons. More information can be found in Executive Order 75.

DOE Non- Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. For more information, please refer to the DOE Non-Discrimination Policy.

 
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