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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/22/17

Applications Due01/05/18

Vacancy ID46276

AgencyNew York State Justice Center For The Protection Of People With Special Needs

TitleAssistant Counsel

Occupational CategoryEnforcement or Protective Services

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $65000 to $95000 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 50%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Monroe

Street Address 2165 Brighton Henrietta Townline Rd.

City Rochester


Zip Code14623

Minimum Qualifications Admission to the New York State Bar and a member in good standing with two (2) years post-admission trial and/or hearing experience before either courts of record or in administrative proceedings. Commitment to public service and good research/writing skills essential. Criminal litigation experience preferred but not required.

Duties Description Attorneys assigned to the Administrative Appeals Unit perform the following functions, including but not limited to:
• Defend Justice Center determinations in proceedings before Administrative Law Judges.
• Prepare and cross-examine witnesses on behalf of the Justice Center in adversarial hearings.
• Draft motions, decisions and arguments in support of agency determinations.
• Review appeals challenging substantiated reports of abuse or neglect to determine whether a preponderance of the evidence supports Justice Center determinations.
• Review and conduct Justice Center investigations into substantiated allegations of abuse or neglect.
• Conduct statewide training with Justice Center investigators on Administrative Appeals practice.
• Travel** is required up to 50% of time.
**During the first 6 months of service, employee will be required to spend 50% of their time in Delmar, NY for training purposes.

Additional Comments The New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (Justice Center) is charged with protecting over one million New Yorkers under the care or jurisdiction of six state agencies. The following list outlines several of the Justice Center’s key responsibilities:

• Advocate on behalf of individuals with disabilities and provide oversight of quality of care.
• Operate a centralized, statewide 24-hour hotline and incident reporting system staffed by trained personnel.
• Operate a statewide register that contains the names of individuals found responsible for egregious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect.
• Centralize and perform functions relating to criminal history background checks.
• Investigate serious allegations of abuse and neglect.
• Prosecute criminal acts of abuse and neglect.
• Analyze abuse patterns and trends in order to prevent future occurrences.

NOTE: You are advised that should you accept a job offer with this agency, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay for the cost of the fingerprinting fee.

The Office of General Services provides human resources support for the NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Accordingly, to apply for this vacancy, candidates should submit a letter to at OGS Human Resources Management, referencing the above posting number and include a clear, concise resume providing specific, verifiable information about their qualifying experience. This must be received in the OGS Division of Human Resources Management by the closing date or the response will not be considered.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Human Resources/GS

Telephone 518-473-5282

Fax 518-486-1631

Email Address


Street NYS Office of General Services, HRM

40th Floor Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12242


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit cover letter along with a clear and concise resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position as listed in Specifics and indicate the Vacancy ID number for which you are applying.

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