Closing Date: 31st December, 2024


Position Summary: Under the direction of the Director of the Administrative Trials Unit, with wide latitude for independent action, incumbent serves as 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.

Level 3 Assignments
  • Handles legal issues and cases including recommendations concerning the soundness of charges, preparing specification of charges, coordinating the gathering of evidence, briefing witnesses, motion practice, and related trial work.
  • Responsible for legal cases that are complex and high profile in nature.
  • Represents the Department at employee disciplinary proceedings pursuant to Education Law 3020-a and Civil Service Law 75.
  • Provides legal counsel and training to Superintendents and Principals on disciplinary procedures.
  • Acts as liaison with executives within the agency and with 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.

  • Minimum three (3) years of litigation experience.
  • Ability to rapidly understand provisions of applicable law and regulations.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to conduct legal research efficiently.
  • Excellent research, analytical, and communication skills.