Labor Relations Attorney (Level 3) (Poughkeepsie)


: $165,260.00 - $165,260.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Legal

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Labor Relations Attorney (Level 3)
Tracking Code: 11746Job Description
Position Summary: The Labor Relations Attorney conducts legal activity, or engages in difficult and complex legal work having significant financial, procedural or policy consequences for the Department of Education (DOE). Performs related work.
Reports to: Deputy Director of Labor Relations
Direct Reports: N/A
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.
A Labor Relations Attorney may be designated to work in one of the following two assignments.
Level 3 Assignment

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:
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.

Ability to rapidly understand provisions of applicable law and regulations.
Ability to write clearly and concisely.
Ability to conduct legal research efficiently.

Salary: $90,093+
(Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not make less than their current salary.)

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Please submit your application as soon as possible.
NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability.
This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a program. Please indicate in your cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a program.
It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. For more information, please refer to the DOE Non-Discrimination Policy.
Job Location: NEW YORK, New York, United StatesPosition Type: Full-Time/Regular * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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