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Alfred E. Smith Building
Minimum Qualifications Permanent service in this title OR one year of permanent service in a title SG-23 or higher and otherwise eligible for transfer under Section 52.6 of Civil Service Law. Candidates reachable on the civil service eligible list for this title will be canvassed and need not apply to this posting.
Candidate must be admitted to the New York State Bar and have current registration to practice law in New York State.
Duties Description Under the direction of the Associate Attorney, the Senior Attorney will provide advice and counsel to the Commission of Correction, the Correction Medical Review Board, and the Citizen’s Policy and Complaint Review Council. The incumbent will direct, advise and counsel Commission investigators relative to correctional facility audits, investigations of inmate deaths and other incidents; draft compulsory regulations for state, county and municipal correctional facilities for review by the Associate Attorney; assist with regulatory reform; and provide legal counsel and opinions for local correctional facility administrators and other public officials.
The incumbent will also be responsible to prepare mandamus and prohibition proceedings in New York State Supreme Court to enforce agency regulations and jurisdiction; assist the Commission’s litigation liaison to the Office of the Attorney General, orchestrate the agency’s system of responding to Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests, including the identification of privileged records and the litigation of subsequent requestor appeals; coordinate the Commission’s Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act compliance monitoring activities and act as liaison with the Division of Criminal Justice Services and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Additional Comments REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The State Commission of Correction provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Derick Eng, Director of Workforce Diversity and Equity Programs at (518) 485-7962. The Equal Employment Opportunity Utilization Report is also available for review by contacting Derick Eng.
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Human Resources - 10th Floor
Notes on ApplyingPlease send a cover letter and resume to the email/address above. Please reference posting # 62262 on your cover letter.
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