Key Relationships: Establishes and maintains an informational and operational labor relations liaison between the Office of Labor Relations (OLR) and the principals and supervisors of the community school districts, high schools and other divisions, and bureaus and offices within the DOE to assist them with disputes regarding the interpretation and application of various collective bargaining agreements. Responsibilities Prepares for and/or tries complex cases involving large amounts of money, significant precedents, novel and complicated determinations of law and fact, or cases having significant legal, policy or financial implications. Prepares and argues difficult cases and appeals in Administrative Tribunals and in the courts. Determines the advisability of presenting witnesses, admissibility of types of evidence and matters of legal strategy. Confers with subject matter specialists, technical experts, and other attorneys, including counsel for litigants. Recommends settlements pursuant to DOE Administrative Tribunals. Conducts legal investigations, holds informal hearings, and examines prospective witnesses. Conducts research and prepares legal briefs and memoranda on labor and employment law issues. Reviews and provides interpretations on complex, important or highly technical laws, rules or regulations. Reviews, revises and approves agreements prepared by other attorneys. Analyzes, studies and reports on the effects of city, state and federal legislation. May supervise subordinate attorneys on a case by case basis. May hear and decide cases as a DOE hearing officer. Qualification Requirements: Minimum 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. Preferred Ability to rapidly understand provisions of applicable law and regulations. Ability to write clearly and concisely. Ability to conduct legal research efficiently.Salary Range: $87KMinimum QualificationLess than 5 years Associated topics: attorney, company, compliance, compliance department, corporate, corporate attorney, court, lawyer, legal, legal affairs
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