Closing Date: 10th August, 2024

Description:

Minimum Qualifications
Transfer: One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in this title or in a title eligible for 70.1 or 52.6 transfer.
Open to the Public: This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide program (NY HELPS). For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title may be filled via a non-competitive appointment, if the candidate meets the below NY HELPS minimum qualifications.

NY HELPS Non-Competitive Minimum Qualifications:
  • Assistant Attorney 2 (Grade 20): Admission to NYS Bar
  • Assistant Attorney 3 (Grade 22): 12 months as an Assistant Attorney 2, or Admission to the NYS Bar and 12 months of subsequent satisfactory legal experience
  • Senior Attorney (Grade 25): 12 months as an Assistant Attorney 3, or Admission to the NYS Bar and 24 months of subsequent satisfactory legal experience

Note: Admission to the New York State Bar and current registration to practice law in New York State is required for continued employment. Disbarment or loss of registration shall result in termination or suspension of employment.
This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.

Duties Description
The Senior Attorney, in the Day Care Enforcement Bureau within the Division of Legal Affairs, will provide the Division of Child Care Services (DCCS) legal support in enforcement activities brought against non-compliant child day care providers.

The Senior Attorney will:
  • Review requests from DCCS to initiate enforcement action against non-compliant child day care providers.
  • Analyze enforcement requests for sufficiency of evidence to proceed; draft the required documents to impose sanctions as appropriate.
  • Represent OCFS at administrative hearings.
  • Be responsible for an average caseload of over 200 enforcement referrals per year.
  • Assist in reviewing DCCS Criminal History Safety Assessments.
  • Act as a resource for staff in the regional DCCS offices regarding statutory and regulatory interpretations.
  • Assist the Attorney General's office in defending the Office in various types of proceedings: Article 78 appeals involving challenges to administrative hearing decisions, Section 1983 Federal Civil Rights litigation, and NYS Court of Claims matters.

Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview.