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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/01/15

Applications Due05/29/15

Vacancy ID20767

AgencyIndigent Legal Services, Office of

TitleAssistant, Hurrell-Harring Implementation Attorney, Caseload Standards Counsel

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $83000 to $93000 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Pending Exempt

Travel Percentage 0%

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

County Albany

Street Address Alfred E Smith State Office Building

80 South Swan Street

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12224

Minimum Qualifications A Juris Doctorate degree, licensed to practice law, and at least 3 years of criminal defense experience.

Duties Description The Assistant Counsel will assist in the implementation of the Hurrell-Harring v. New York settlement agreement (“HH settlement agreement”) undertaken by the Office of Indigent Legal Services (“Office”). The incumbent of this position will serve as HH Implementation Attorney – Caseload Standards in the Office’s HH Implementation Unit and report to the Chief Implementation Attorney, who works under the guidance of the Director of the Office of Indigent Legal Services (“Director”) and agency Counsel (“Counsel”). The incumbent will be primarily responsible for assisting in the development of caseload/workload standards and tracking of caseloads/workloads of attorneys in the five settlement counties who provide representation under Article 18-B of the County Law. The incumbent will work closely with three other subject area attorneys in the HH Implementation Unit; the HH Implementation Attorney – Counsel at First Appearance, HH Implementation Attorney – Eligibility Standards and the HH Implementation Attorney – Quality Enhancement to satisfy the planning, investigatory and reporting provisions of the settlement agreement as undertaken by the Office to improve the quality of mandated representation under article 18-B of the County Law.

Specific responsibilities also include:

• Evaluates and monitors the caseload/workloads of attorneys, including private practice attorneys, who provide representation under Article 18-B of the County Law for the counties named in the HH settlement agreement.

• Assists in ensuring that the caseload/workload of attorneys providing mandated representation in the settlement counties can be accurately tracked and reported quarterly, and that the tracking system used to track caseload/workloads in the settlement counties can be readily deployable across the state.

• Assists in the development of caseload/workload standards for each provider of mandated representation in the counties named in the HH settlement agreement, including representation in both trial- and appellate-level cases.

• Consults with the providers of indigent legal representation, county officials, judges and other interested entities to identify opportunities for implementing the caseload/workload standards developed by the Office.

• Monitors the progress of counties towards implementing the caseload/workload standards developed by the Office, including developing regular, periodic reports of such progress in accordance with the provisions of the settlement agreement.

• Makes recommendations to the Chief HH Implementation Attorney for improving and reporting of progress made by the counties, including improving the overall quality of indigent legal services in a cost-effective manner and creating innovative systems for assessing the adequacy of caseload/workload standards.

• Undertakes such other activities as may be requested by the Director and Counsel in furtherance of the Office’s overall responsibility to make efforts to improve the quality of indigent legal services representation under article 18-B.

Additional Comments Positions are temporary pending permanent placement in the exempt jurisdictional class.

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

Name Jennifer O'Connor Teepe

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.

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