Administrative Trials Unit Attorney

New York City Department of Education . - New York, NY (30+ days ago)4.0

Position Summary: Under the direction of the Deputy Counsel of the Administrative Trials Unit, with wide latitude for independent action, the Administrative Trials Unit Attorney will serve as a legal representative of the Chancellor performing sophisticated legal work in disciplinary proceedings. Performs related work.

Reports to: Director of the Administrative Trials Unit

Direct Reports: N/A

Key Relationships: Director of the Administrative Trials Unit, Superintendents, and Principals.


Handles legal issues and cases, including recommendations concerning the soundness of charges, preparing specification of charges, coordinating the gathering of evidence, and briefing witnesses.
Responsible for legal cases that are complex and high profile in nature.
Represents the Department of Education (DOE) in Education Law 3020-A proceedings and hearings pursuant to Section 75 of the Civil Service Law.
Provides legal counsel and training to Superintendents and Principals on disciplinary procedures.
Acts as a liaison to executives within the agency and to other City agencies.

Qualification Requirements:

Admission to the New York State Bar and three (3) years of progressively responsible United States legal experience subsequent to admission to any state bar.

NOTE: Selected candidates must remain members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of their employment.

Applicants who have a client with a legal or business matter pending against, before or with the DOE must obtain such client’s consent to apply for employment with the DOE. If invited to interview for this position, such applicants are required to disclose the nature of such matters at the interview.


Minimum three (3) years litigation experience.
Ability to rapidly understand provisions of applicable laws and regulations.
Ability to write clearly and concisely.
Ability to conduct legal research efficiently.

Salary: $85,000+

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.


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