Department Seeks Associate Counsel - Office of Professional
The New York State
Education Department’s Office of the Professions anticipates
filling a position of Assistant Counsel in its Office of Professional
Discipline (OPD) in the Bronx regional office. Under the direction
of the Office of Professional Discipline (OPD) management and a
supervising attorney, the incumbent will participate in the development
and review of investigations into allegations of professional
misconduct. Other duties will include, but not be limited to, the
Providing legal advice to OPD investigators and
members of the various State boards for the professions;
Engaging in settlement negotiations in
professional misconduct cases;
Preparing for hearings and trying before panels
of the various State boards: professional misconduct cases, moral
character cases involving individuals seeking licensure, and restoration
of license cases involving individuals whose licenses have been
previously revoked or surrendered;
Representing OPD before the Regents Review
Committee, which reviews decisions of hearing panels in professional
Researching and preparing well-written briefs, memoranda of law,
specifications of professional misconduct, other legal pleadings,
internal memoranda, and correspondence;
Ensuring the effective and timely management of all caseloads;
Interacting courteously and effectively with members of the Board of
Regents and the various State professional boards, other SED staff,
opposing counsel, witnesses, and members of the public.
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have been admitted to the New York State
Bar and have two (2) years of relevant, post-graduate experience,
including significant trial work or administrative hearing experience,
demonstrating progressively responsible experience in such areas.
EMPLOYMENT: This position is in the exempt jurisdictional class and the
incumbent will serve at the discretion of the Commissioner of Education.
Frequent same-day travel and occasional overnight travel throughout the
State will be required.
*Leads to a maximum
salary of $93,803 based on annual performance advances.
** Plus $3,026 annual
downstate location pay differential.
APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a
letter of interest and resume by November 29, 2012 to
firstname.lastname@example.org (email submissions are preferred). Please include
the Box number (OP-743) in the subject line of your e-mail to ensure
receipt of your application.
Ms. Annette Franchini, Director
Office of Human Resources Management
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631