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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/20/24

Applications Due03/12/24

Vacancy ID151549

NY HELPNo

AgencyEducation Department, State

TitleAssistant Counsel, Box OP-1739/21254

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $108665 to $137319 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Suffolk

Street Address Office of the Professions

Office of Professional Discipline- Prosecutions

City Hauppauge

StateNY

Zip Code11788

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have been admitted to the New York State Bar AND have three years of relevant, post-graduate experience, including significant trial work or administrative hearing experience, demonstrating progressively responsible experience in such areas.

Duties Description The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Professions (OP) is seeking candidates for an Assistant Counsel position in the Office of Professional Discipline’s (OPD’s) Hauppauge’s Office. OP regulates over 50 professions licensed by the New York State Board of Regents. Under the direction of OPD management and a supervising attorney, the incumbent of this position will participate in the development and review of investigations into allegations of professional misconduct. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Provide legal advice to members of the various State boards for the professions;
• Participate in the professional misconduct legal process, which may include serving as an administrative officer at hearings;
• Draft legal decisions for hearings before panels of the various State boards; professional misconduct cases, moral character cases involving individuals seeking licensures, and restoration of license cases involving individuals where licenses have been previously revoked or surrendered;
• Represent OP before the Regents Review Committee, which reviews decisions of hearing panels in professional misconduct cases;
• Research and prepare well-written briefs, memoranda of law, specifications of professional misconduct, other legal pleadings, internal memoranda, and correspondence;
• Ensure the effective and timely management of all caseloads;
• Interact courteously and effectively with members of the Board of Regents and the various State professional boards, other SED staff, opposing counsel, witnesses, and members of the public; and
• Undertake various legal, administrative and management responsibilities throughout the Office of the Professions.

Additional Comments CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This position is in the exempt class and the incumbent will serve at the discretion of the Commissioner of Education. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Candidates should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of admission to the New York State Bar will be required at the time of interview for all candidates. This position will require frequent same-day travel and occasional overnight State-wide travel. Filling of this position is contingent upon Division of the Budget approval.

Based on this position’s location, in addition to the listed base salary, this position also receives a $3,087 Downstate Adjustment.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by March 12, 2024 to OPJOBS@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number (OP-1739/21254) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Links to application materials will not be accepted (i.e., Google Docs). Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.

New York State Education Department (NYSED) is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. NYS Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, domestic violence victim status, gender identity, prior conviction records, prior arrests, youthful offender adjudications, or sealed records.

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Generous benefits of working for New York State, including, but not limited to, the following:

Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave in year one, increasing to 20+ days with additional years of service.
• Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA and eight (8) days paid sick leave annually for M/C.
• Annual professional leave and educational leave opportunities for eligible staff.

Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can choose from a variety of affordable and generous health insurance programs.
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost.

Additional Benefits
• Enrollment in the New York State pension system which has earned the distinction of being one of the best-managed and best-funded plans in the nation OR Optional Retirement Defined Contribution Plan with 8% salary match (eligibility requirements apply).
• NYS Deferred Compensation and an exclusive 403(b) Optional Retirement Savings Plan.
• Paid Parental Leave for all employees and Paid Family Leave (M/C Only).
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).
• Opportunities for telecommuting.
• Eligibility for various life insurance options.

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Name Office of Human Resources Management

Telephone (518) 474-5215

Fax (518) 486-5631

Email Address opjobs@nysed.gov

Address

Street New York State Education Department

89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12234

 

Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by March 12, 2024 to OPJOBS@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number (OP-1739/21254) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Links to application materials will not be accepted (i.e., Google Docs). Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.

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