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Vacancy Details
Position Type:

Administrative and Central Office

Office Title/Functional Title:

Administrative Trials Attorney (Level 4) - 16805

Civil Service Title:

Agency Attorney OJ/MBF


Level 4


Office of the General Counsel

Posting End Date:



Position Summary: Under the direction of the Director of the Administrative Trials Unit, with wide latitude for independent action, incumbent serves as legal representative of the Chancellor performing sophisticated legal work in disciplinary proceedings. Performs related work.


Reports to: Director of the Administrative Trials Unit


Direct Reports: N/A


Key Relationships: Director of the Administrative Trials Unit, Superintendents, and Principals.




Level 3 Assignments


  • Handles legal issues and cases including recommendations concerning the soundness of charges, preparing specification of charges, coordinating the gathering of evidence, briefing witnesses, motion practice, and related trial work.
  • Responsible for legal cases that are complex and high profile in nature.
  • Represents the Department at employee disciplinary proceedings pursuant to Education Law 3020-a and Civil Service Law § 75.
  • Provides legal counsel and training to Superintendents and Principals on disciplinary procedures.
  • Acts as liaison with executives within the agency and with other City agencies.


Level 4 Assignments


In addition to the duties and responsibilities described above, performs the following:


  • Serves as Team Leader for multiple staff attorneys in trial preparation, presentation of the cases, and case settlements.
  • Assists with in-house attorney development of current issues within Education law, current relevant court decisions. Responsible for maintaining the case outcome and decisions database and ensuring that it is aligned with KM Westlaw and other internal databases.
  • Assists with trainings for Central and School based DOE employees and in-house attorney research and training regarding relevant Education Law and DOE policy and procedures regarding performance management and the disciplinary process.
  • Assists with Technical Assistance Conferences when needed.
  • Assists with the maintenance of the central office drive regarding legal research, relevant case law, and relevant DOE policy.


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.




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

Salary: $94,246+


(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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