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Vacancy Details
Position Type:

Administrative and Central Office

Office Title/Functional Title:

Labor Support Attorney - 16308

Civil Service Title:

Agency Attorney




Office of the General Counsel

Posting End Date:



Position Summary:  In consultation with the Office of the General Counsel, the Labor Support Attorney is responsible for providing legal advice, guidance, and training to District 75 school and district administrators on employment and labor issues. Performs related work.


Reports to: Director, Senior Field Counsel


Direct Reports: N/A


Key Relationships: District 75 Superintendent, School and District Administrators, Office of Labor Relations, Senior Field Counsel for District 75, District 75 Borough Citywide Office




  • Researches employee grievances brought pursuant to various collective bargaining agreements and represents administration at Chancellor level grievance hearings.
  • Serves as Superintendent’s representative at the Office of Appeals and Reviews on discontinuance and denial of completion appeals.
  • Conducts “due consideration” meetings under various collective bargaining agreements and prepares subsequent disciplinary letters on behalf of Superintendent.
  • Provides support in conjunction with Senior Field Counsel to District 75 issues regarding various employment and labor relations issues.
  • Conducts Step I grievances regarding the District 75 Chapter 683 Program, school reorganizations and other issues not handled at the school.
  • Provides support to District 75 Principals with respect to their Step I grievances including preparation and editing of decisions.
  • Represents schools and administration at Step II grievance hearings.
  • Provides training to Principals, schools and District staff in connection with labor relations issues.
  • Reviews Technical Assistance Conference (TAC), 2568 Medical Examination requests and 3020a packages.
  • Interfaces with investigative agencies [Office of Special Investigations (OSI), The Office of the Special Commissioner of Investigation for the New York City School District (SCI), Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO), and the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)] relative to specific employee cases.
  • Works with school Principals with respect to their disciplinary letters, reviews disciplinary histories advising Principal on next steps.


Qualification Requirements:




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.

NOTE: Selected candidates must remain members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of their employment.





  • Ability to rapidly understand provisions of applicable law and regulations.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Familiarity with school employee disciplinary process, labor/employment law, and/or school law.

Salary: $90,093 - $99,102


(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.


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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