(Those who previously applied need not re-apply)
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.
Deputy Director of Labor Relations
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ability to rapidly understand provisions of applicable law and regulations.
Ability to write clearly and concisely.
Ability to conduct legal research efficiently.
(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.
The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage and citizenship status, age, marital status, disability, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as provided by law), sexual orientation, gender (sex), and to maintain an environment free of discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, or retaliation as required by civil rights law. Inquiries regarding compliance with this equal opportunity policy may be directed to: Office of Equal Opportunity, 65 Court Street, Room 1102, Brooklyn, New York 11201, or visit the OEO website at ****Required Skills