Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 05/18/17
Applications Due: 06/09/17
Vacancy ID: 41021

Position Information

AgencyIndigent Legal Services, Office of

TitleAssistant Counsel (Statewide Implementation Attorney - NYC)

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 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 - New York City 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 reforms specified in Executive Law § 832 (4) for New York City and will work closely with other staff in the Statewide Implementation Unit to satisfy the Office’s statutory duties and responsibilities 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 also include:

• Evaluates and monitors the legal services provided at a defendant’s first appearance in court, the caseloads of providers of mandated representation, and the adequacy of the resources and support services available to said providers in New York City (“City”), pursuant to article 18-B of the County Law.

• Consults with the providers of legal representation and officials in the City, in order to identify opportunities for fulfilling the reforms identified in Executive Law § 832 (4).

• Assists in the development of written plans, in accordance with the provisions of Executive Law § 832 (4), for the City to provide effective in person representation of eligible criminal defendants at their first appearance in court; to establish appropriate numerical caseload/workload standards for indigent defense providers; and to identify initiatives to improve the quality of indigent defense

• Monitors the progress of the City toward achieving the goals enunciated in the Office’s written plans, including developing regular, periodic reports in accordance with the provisions of Executive Law § 832 (4).

• Makes recommendations to the Statewide Chief Implementation Attorney for improving the monitoring and reporting of progress made by the City in providing in person representation of defendants at their first appearance in court, complying with caseload/workload standards, and implementing initiatives to improve the quality of indigent defense representation.

• Works with the City providers and officials to develop support for the implementation of the provisions of Executive Law § 832 (4), to achieve maximum quality enhancement and cost-effectiveness.

• Undertakes such other activities as may be requested by the Director and Counsel in furtherance of the Office’s overall responsibility to implement the provisions of Executive Law § 832 and make efforts to improve the overall 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 .