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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/14/18

Applications Due10/05/18

Vacancy ID58978

AgencyEducation Department, State

TitleSenior Attorney, Box OHE-609/21132

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade25

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $81446 to $102661 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Office of Education Policy

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12234

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Section 70.1 Transfer to Senior Attorney: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55 b/c service as a Senior Attorney (Realty).

Section 52.6 Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title allocated to SG-23 or above deemed eligible to 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.

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.

Duties Description The New York State Education Department’s Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for a Senior Attorney position in the Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Higher Education. This Office manages teacher certification, college and university evaluation, and student and educator professional development. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Draft proposed changes to regulations, gather, analyze, and summarize public comments, and track the timeline for public comments and adoption of final regulations, primarily in the areas of educator preparation, certification, and licensure, and educator preparation program registration and review;
• Provide legal advice and counsel to SED managers and staff regarding compliance with laws and regulations applicable to all major program areas within the Office of Higher Education, especially educator preparation, certification, and licensure, and educator preparation program registration and review;
• Draft documents such as guidance to the field, policy memos, memoranda of understanding, and proposed legislation relating to all major program areas within the Office of Higher Education;
• Provide advice and counsel to SED managers and staff on legal issues related to the development of policies and programs in all major areas within the Office of Higher Education; and
• Serve as a liaison to the Office of Counsel on legal issues such as administrative and court proceedings challenging SED actions, policies, or administrative determinations in all major areas within the Office of Higher Education.

Additional Comments CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be a contingent permanent appointment. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Candidates should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of degree and admission to the New York State Bar will be required at the time of interview for all candidates. Continued employment as a Senior Attorney is dependent upon maintaining admission to the New York State Bar. Failure to maintain admission 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 October 5, 2018 to ohejobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (OHE-609/21132) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Office of Human Resources Management

Telephone (518) 474-5215

Fax (518) 486-5631

Email Address ohejobs@nysed.gov

Address

Street NYS Education Department

89 Washington Avenue, OHRM, room 528 EB

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12234

 

Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by October 5, 2018 to ohejobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (OHE-609/21132) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

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