Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 05/09/17
Applications Due: 06/02/17
Vacancy ID: 39848

Position Information

AgencyIndigent Legal Services, Office of

TitleAssistant Counsel (Statewide Implementation Attorney - Quality Enhancement)

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $78000 to $100000 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 15%

Schedule

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? No

Location

County Albany

Street Address Alfred E. Smith Building, 11th Floor

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12224

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Ideal candidate will have a minimum of five (5) years of criminal defense experience.

Duties Description The Assistant Counsel will assist in the implementation of the Office’s implementation of the reforms specified in Executive Law § 832 (4) for the development and implementation of written plans to (1) ensure that criminal defendants eligible for publicly funded legal representation are provided in person representation at his or her arraignment (2) establish numerical caseload/workload standards for each provider of legally mandated publicly funded representation in criminal cases for persons unable to afford to counsel and (3) improve the quality of legally mandated publicly funded representation in criminal cases for persons unable to afford counsel. The holder of this position will serve as Statewide Implementation Attorney – Quality Enhancement and will report to the Statewide Chief Implementation Attorney, who works under the guidance of the Director of the Office of Indigent Legal Services (Director) and agency Counsel (Counsel). The holder of this position will be primarily responsible for implementation of the Quality enhancement reforms specified in Executive Law § 832 (4)(c) and will work closely with other staff in the Statewide Implementation Unit to satisfy the Office’s statutory duties and responsibilities as specified in Executive Law § 832 (4), and to improve the quality of mandated representation under article 18-B of the County Law. All case-related information and knowledge obtained in the performance of these duties is highly confidential and may be subject to the attorney-client privilege.

Specific responsibilities include:

• Evaluating and monitoring the quality of legal services provided in New York City (City) and counties in New York State (other than the five counties named in the Hurrell-Harring settlement agreement) (counties), pursuant to article 18-B of the County Law.

• Consulting with the providers of legal representation and other responsible officials in the counties and NYC in order to identify opportunities for enhancing the quality of representation provided under article 18-B of the County Law.

• Assisting in the development of written plans, in accordance with the provisions of Executive Law § 832 (4)(c), for enhancing the quality of mandated representation of eligible criminal defendants.

• Monitoring the progress of counties toward achieving the goals enunciated in the Office’s written plans to enhance the quality of mandated representation, including developing regular, periodic reports in accordance with the provisions of Executive Law § 832 (4)(c)(iv).

• Making recommendations to the Statewide Chief Implementation Attorney, Director and Counsel for improving the monitoring and reporting of progress made by the counties and NYC, including improving the quality of such indigent legal services in a cost-effective manner, by increasing the availability of necessary support or other services to improve the quality of representation.

• Working with indigent legal service providers and county officials to develop support for the implementation of the provisions of Executive Law § 832 (4), in order to achieve maximum quality enhancement and cost-effectiveness.

• Undertaking such other activities as may be requested by the Director and Counsel in furtherance of the Office’s overall responsibility to implement Executive Law § 832 (4) and make efforts to improve the quality of indigent legal services representation under article 18-B.

Additional Comments *Please note, this position is temporary pending final approval from the Governor’s Office for placement in the Exempt class

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

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

Contact Information

Name Human Resources/JM/TBD

Telephone 518-473-5282

Fax 518-486-1631

Email Address HRresumes@ogs.ny.gov

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.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov .