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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/12/19

Applications Due08/28/19

Vacancy ID65017

AgencyEducation Department, State

TitleAssistant Counsel, Box CFO-424/00110

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $0 to $0 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Office of Counsel

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12234

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must have a J.D. degree and be admitted to the New York State bar. Candidates must have at least two years of progressively responsible legal experience, excellent analytical and writing skills are required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge of Education Law is preferred.

Duties Description The New York State Education Department’s Office of Counsel is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Counsel. The Assistant Counsel will assist the Department’s Counsel in providing necessary legal services to the Board of Regents, the Commissioner of Education and Department staff. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Perform research for and draft Commissioner’s decisions in administrative appeals, including, but not limited to, appeals of actions or decisions of local school district officials brought to the Commissioner for resolution under Education Law §310 and removal proceedings brought under Education Law §306;
• Represent the Department or assist the Office of the Attorney General in administrative and court proceedings challenging the Department’s actions, policies or administrative determinations;
• Provide legal advice and counsel on a wide variety of issues relating to elementary, middle, and secondary education, cultural education, higher education, adult, career and continuing education services and licensed professions, as requested by the Counsel;
• Perform a variety of legal services, with minimal supervision, including legal research, preparing legal briefs, negotiating and preparing legal documents and similar functions;
• Review and assist in the preparation of legislation and regulations; and
• Handle litigation and special assignments as requested by the Counsel or management team.

Additional Comments CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

This position is in the exempt class and the incumbent will serves at the discretion of the Commissioner of Education. Filling of this position is contingent on Division of the Budget approval.

*Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to omsjobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (CFO-424/00110) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.


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Name Office of Human Resources Management

Telephone (518) 474-5215

Fax (518) 486-5631

Email Address omsjobs@nysed.gov

Address

Street New York State Education Department

89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12234

 

Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to omsjobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (CFO-424/00110) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

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