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Senior Attorney, Grade 25 (PEF)

The New York State Education Department’s Office of the Professions is seeking candidates for a Senior Attorney position in the Office of Professional Discipline (OPD), Prosecutions Division. The incumbent of this position will be responsible for prosecuting licensed professionals for professional misconduct involving the 50+ state-licensed professions. The incumbent will also represent the Department at moral character hearings for individuals seeking licensure and restoration of license hearings for individuals whose licenses have been previously revoked or surrendered.  Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide legal advice to OPD investigators and members of the various State boards for the professions;
  • Engage in settlement negotiations in professional misconduct cases;
  • Prepare for hearings and trials before panels of the various State boards, professional misconduct cases, moral character cases for individuals seeking licensure, and restoration of license cases for individuals whose licenses have been previously revoked or surrendered;
  • Represent OPD before the Regents Review Committee, which reviews decisions of hearing panels in professional misconduct cases;
  • Oversee the work product of legal assistants and interns;
  • Research and prepare well-written briefs, memoranda of law, specifications of professional misconduct, internal memoranda, and other legal pleadings and correspondence;
  • Ensure the effective and timely management of all caseloads; and
  • Interact courteously and effectively with members of the Board of Regents, the various State professional boards, SED staff, opposing counsel, witnesses and members of the public.
Minimum Qualifications: 

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Senior Attorney. 

Eligible List Appointment:  Candidates must be reachable on the Legal Specialties Civil Service eligible list.  If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for this title, you may receive a canvass letter. You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter.

Section 70.1 Transfer to Senior Attorney: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Senior Attorney (Realty). For information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website.

Section 52.6 Transfer to Senior Attorney: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-23 or above deemed eligible for transfer under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law AND possess a Juris Doctorate degree AND be admitted to the Bar to practice law in New York State or in a state with Bar reciprocity. For information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website.

Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a contingent permanent appointment. Promotions and transfers may change appointee’s negotiating unit. Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of degree, Bar admission and work experience will be required for all candidates at the time of interview. Candidates are required to possess and maintain admission to the New York State Bar. Failure to maintain an active registration to the New York State Bar will result in removal from employment. 

* Leads to a maximum salary of $102,661 based on annual performance advances.

Application: 

Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by April 30, 2019 to opjobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (OP-1203/21906) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

Location: 
Albany
Grade Level: 
Grade 25
Negotiating Unit: 
PEF
Salary: 
$81,446
Box #: 
OP-1203/21906
Deadline Date: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Email Address: 
Office: 
Office of the Professions

Office Information

Office of Human Resources Management
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631

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