52 Washington Street, North Building
Minimum Qualifications One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in this title or in a title eligible for 70.1 or 52.6 transfer.
Candidates must have 24 months of satisfactory legal experience for appointment to the Senior Attorney position.
NOTE: Admission to the New York State Bar and current registration to practice law in New York State is required for continued employment. Disbarment or loss of registration shall result in termination or suspension of employment.
This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.
Duties Description The senior attorney will provide legal support to the Division of Child Welfare and Community Services (DCWCS) and the Division for Youth Development and Partnerships for Success (DYDAPS). This senior attorney item is located within the Child Welfare Services Law Bureau in the Division of Legal Affairs, the Senior Attorney will be responsible for general legal support to DCWCS and DYDAPS as well as taking a lead role (with proper supervision) for legal support in specific program areas such as licensing and certification of voluntary foster care agencies, residential domestic violence shelters, runaway and homeless youth residential programs, and adoption agencies. This senior attorney will aid in the development and review of state legislation, regulations, and policies; and review federal legislation and regulations. The senior attorney will prepare legal opinions and respond to external audits and stakeholder inquires. Additional duties include legal support regarding federal and state funding for program areas as assigned; conduct legal research and develop legal opinions; review draft requests for proposals, contracts, grant applications, reports, and rate setting documents; assist the Attorney General’s Office in litigation defense; and review and assist bureau of training in development of trainings on related topics. Additional duties may arise as determined necessary and appropriate by Counsel’s office.
Additional Comments Pending DOB Approval
This position may be filled via traineeship.
Asst Attorney 1 - $56,604
Asst Attorney 2 - $62,726
Asst Attorney 3 - $69,603
The position may be filled via traineeship. If you are on the Legal Specialties eligible list, you may receive a canvass letter.
Please specify in your cover letter and/or resume how you meet the minimum qualifications (as described above) when responding to this posting. Vagueness will not be interpreted in your favor and may disqualify you from further consideration if the information you provide does not meet the minimum qualifications.
Background Investigation Requirements:
1) All prospective employees will be investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees.
2) All prospective employees will be screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees.
3) For Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) prospective appointees will be checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. OCFS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. OCFS is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity. It is the policy of OCFS to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying or for which they are employed. OCFS does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
52 Washington Street, 231 North
Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should e-mail their resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org You MUST include the Vacancy number of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. In order to qualify you for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by OCFS Personnel for your social security number to confirm your employment history.