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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 07/29/22

Applications Due08/28/22

Vacancy ID109505

AgencyJustice Center For The Protection Of People With Special Needs

TitleAssistant Counsel (Lead Counsel - De Novo Unit)

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $82383 to $104135 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 5%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Rockland

Street Address 1 Blue Hill Plaza, 3rd Floor

City Pearl River


Zip Code10965

Minimum Qualifications Admission to New York State Bar and a member in good standing.

Duties Description The De Novo Unit Lead Counsel perform the following functions, including but not limited to:
• Responsible for high level case review and analysis.
• Training of new de novo reviewers.
• Review and analyze agency Final Determinations and Orders.
• Review appeals challenging substantiated reports of abuse or neglect to determine whether a preponderance of the evidence supports Justice Center determinations.
• Review evidence associated with case determinations and any defenses asserted in the appeal request.
• Draft File Memoranda in support of agency determinations.
• Draft File Memoranda recommending un-substantiation of agency determinations and present same for review.
• Input and review all relevant case information in the Justice Center’s Vulnerable Persons Central Registry (VPCR).
• Represent the agency at meetings with external stakeholders; lead internal and external trainings/presentations.
• Participate in work groups or special project teams, as directed.

Additional Comments The New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (Justice Center) is charged with protecting over one million New Yorkers under the care or jurisdiction of six state agencies. The following list outlines several of the Justice Center’s key responsibilities:

• Advocate on behalf of individuals with disabilities and provide oversight of quality of care.
• Operate a centralized, statewide 24-hour hotline and incident reporting system staffed by trained personnel.
• Operate a statewide register that contains the names of individuals found responsible for egregious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect.
• Centralize and perform functions relating to criminal history background checks.
• Investigate serious allegations of abuse and neglect.
• Prosecute criminal acts of abuse and neglect.
• Analyze abuse patterns and trends in order to prevent future occurrences.

NOTE: You are advised that should you accept a job offer with this agency, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay for the cost of the fingerprinting fee.

Location Pay $3,026

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

Name Human Resources / JH

Telephone 518-549-0209

Fax 518-549-0462

Email Address


Street 161 Delaware Ave

City Delmar

State NY

Zip Code 12054


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 to and indicate the Position Title & Vacancy ID number for which you are applying.

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