Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Senior Attorney.
Eligible List: Candidates must be reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for this title.
Section 52.6 Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a qualifying title SG-23 or above deemed eligible to transfer under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law AND possess a Juris Doctorate degree AND be admitted to the Bar to practice law in New York State or in a state with Bar reciprocity.
Section 70.1 Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Senior Attorney (Realty).
Duties Description The New York State Education Department’s Office of Adult Career and Continuing Educational Services (ACCES) is seeking candidates to fill a Senior Attorney position in the Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision (BPSS) New York City Office. BPSS is responsible for protecting the educational and financial interests of students. BPSS supervises approximately 500 licensed private career schools and post-secondary non-degree schools for adults. The office is responsible for ensuring that the schools are in compliance with Education Law and the Commissioner's Regulations. The incumbent of this position will work collaboratively with the Office of Counsel in carrying out the duties of the position. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Act as counsel for the Bureau, advising the Bureau Director on legal issues impacting BPSS;
• Review investigative reports to determine what action should be taken in response to violations;
• Draft letter agreements as means to informally resolve school violations;
• Negotiate terms of letter agreements to finalize disciplinary action;
• Prepare Orders to Show Cause and Bills of Particulars for Commissioner’s signature for formal disciplinary action;
• Provide background information to Attorney General’s Office in connection with Article 78 actions;
• Represent the Bureau in administrative hearings;
• Review cases and prepare witnesses for hearing testimony, including investigators, staff, students, etc.;
• Coordinate postings of disciplinary actions on the website;
• Participate in meetings and conference calls with school’s counsel and other school staff;
• Refer schools to Attorney General’s Office for unlicensed operation, fraudulent school activity, non-payment of fines, tuition reimbursement claims, etc.;
• Work with the U.S. Justice Department, United States Department of Education and other agencies regarding legal matters involving schools;
• Receive subpoenas on behalf of the Bureau in New York City;
• Prepare and/or oversee the preparation of cease-and-desist letters to unlicensed schools;
• Develop and/or oversee the development of responses to legal correspondence and legal inquires; provide guidance to staff as needed;
• Review staff correspondence for legal soundness;
• Co-sign tuition reimbursement claims;
• Respond to Bureau Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests; determine scope of response and review and ensure redaction of data/information, as appropriate;
• Appear in court on behalf of the Bureau to respond to litigation;
• Act as a liaison with Hearing Officers and sign off on payment vouchers;
• File bankruptcy claims;
• Respond to auditing questions; and
• Draft regulation changes, as required.
Additional Comments CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be a permanent appointment. Promotions and transfers may change appointee’s negotiating unit. Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of degree and/or transcripts will be required for all candidates at the time of interview.
*Leads to a maximum salary of $102,661 based on annual performance advances.
**Plus $3,026 annual Downstate location adjustment.
APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by June 19, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (ACS-2049/16561) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
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Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by June 19, 2018 to email@example.com (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (ACS-2049/16561) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.