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Deputy Advocate Director

Deputy Advocate Director

Posted on: 11/01/2023
  1. Full-time



  1. No exam required


Admin Executive Offices

$79,620.00 – $117,541.00

Job Description

The NYC Department of Probation (DOP) is a world leader in working creatively and effectively engaging with people under court-mandated community supervision. Through innovative partnerships with people and organizations throughout the New York City, DOP provides opportunities for those on probation to access services and opportunities that positively impact their life trajectory. Following the best current data on “what works,” staff at DOP engage in meaningful relationships with those on probation in an effort to enhance community safety and decrease recidivism.

Under directions of the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsels, with wide latitude for independent judgment and un-reviewed action and decision making, the responsibilities of the Deputy Advocate Director include but are not limited to:

- Providing legal counsel and making recommendations to the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel concerning employee discipline;
- Conducting internal investigations of allegations of employee misconduct, conflicts of interest, and special investigations. Supervising staff in the performance of these duties;
- Appearing in Court and arguing cases and conducts hearings before courts, quasi-judicial bodies and administrative tribunals; prosecutes disciplinary actions pursuant to Civil Service Law 75 and medical proceedings pursuant to Civil Service Law 72 against agency employees.
- Providing legal counsel on disciplinary action and represent the agency at all stages of employee disciplinary proceedings in accordance with NY Civil Service Law and union contracts, including litigating cases in trials before OATH;
- Reviewing and preparing charging instruments.
- Conduct difficult and involved negotiations on behalf of the Agency.
- Negotiating, drafting, reviewing and executing stipulation of agreements.
- Recommending statutory and regulatory revisions related to agency issues.
- Performing other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Admission to the New York State Bar; and either "2" or "3" below.
2. One year of satisfactory United States legal experience subsequent to admission to any state bar; or
3. Six months of satisfactory service as an Agency Attorney Interne (30086).
Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment.
In addition to meeting the minimum Qualification Requirements:
To be assigned to Assignment Level (AL) II, candidates must have one year of experience at Assignment Level I or two years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment. To be assigned to AL III candidates must have two years of experience in Assignment Levels I and/or II or three years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment.

Preferred Skills

- Excellent legal writing skills are required. - Outstanding communication skills. - Strong legal research skills. - Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word and Outlook - Legal case management database experience
Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/.
Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position
Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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Deputy Advocate Director

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33 Beaver St, New York Ny

  1. Legal Affairs