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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 07/24/17

Applications Due08/18/17

Vacancy ID42485

AgencyIndigent Legal Services, Office of

TitleSpecial Assistant (Statewide Implementation Researcher)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $55000 to $80000 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 15%

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 Building, 11th Floor

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12224

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred. Experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative research and data collection preferred.

Duties Description
The Statewide Implementation Researcher will assist the Office of Indigent Legal Services (“Office”) in its implementation of the reforms specified in Executive Law § 832 (4), including 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 their first appearance in court; (2) establish numerical caseload/workload standards for each provider of legally mandated publicly funded representation in criminal cases for persons unable to afford 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 Researcher in the Office’s Statewide Implementation Unit and 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 research component of the reforms specified in Executive Law § 832 (4) and will work closely with members of the Statewide Implement Unit, as well as the Office’s Director of Research, to satisfy the planning, quantitative and qualitative research, investigatory and reporting provisions of Executive Law § 832 (4), to improve the quality of mandated representation in criminal cases 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:

• Under the direction of the Statewide Chief Implementation Attorney, and in collaboration with the other members of the Statewide Implementation Unit, evaluates and monitors the implementation of the reforms specified in Executive Law § 832 (4).

• Develops and implements a program of quantitative and qualitative research and data collection designed to assess the progress and impact of the implementation of the reforms specified in Executive Law § 832 (4) in each of the counties and New York City (“City”).

• Regularly receives, maintains and analyzes the quality of data received from the counties and New York City, as it pertains to the progress and impact of the implementation of the statewide reforms.

• Identifies deficiencies in, or obstacles to, implementation of the statewide reforms in the counties and City, and developing solutions to identified barriers.

• Assists in the development of written plans and assessment reports, including preparing necessary quantitative and qualitative data and research materials, in order to enhance the quality of mandated representation of eligible criminal defendants.

• Conducts literature reviews and prepares other articles, reports and presentations as requested by the Statewide Chief Implementation Attorney to enhance efforts to improve the quality of indigent legal services.

• Makes recommendations to the Statewide Chief Implementation Attorney, Director and Counsel for improving the monitoring and reporting of progress made by the counties and City, including improving the quality of such indigent legal services in a cost-effective manner.

• Undertakes such other activities as may be requested by the Director and Counsel in furtherance of the Office’s overall responsibility to implement the reforms specified in 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

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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 .

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