NYS Education Department Building

Senior Attorney, SG-25 (PEF)
Attorney 1, SG-NS

LOCATION: Albany
SALARY: $79,849*

The New York State Education Department’s Performance Improvement and Management Services’ Office of State Review (OSR) is seeking applicants for a Senior Attorney position.  The OSR is responsible for reviewing the decisions of impartial hearing officers concerning the identification, evaluation, program or placement of children who have, or are suspected of having, an educational disability. The incumbent will work under the direction of the State Review Officer.  Major responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintain an expertise in special education law, legal research, and legal writing;
  • Analyze the facts and laws in each appeal in light of the extensive procedural and substantive provisions of federal and State law relating to children with disabilities;
  • Prepare written draft decisions which accurately identify the factual and legal issues to be determined, and make recommendations in a clear, concise, and logical manner;
  • Manage assignments to ensure timely completion of quality decisions; and
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with other staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Reassignment: One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Senior Attorney.

Eligible List Appointment: Candidates who are reachable on the eligible list for this title may be considered for appointment.   

§70.1 Transfer: One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Senior Attorney (Realty). 

§52.6 Transfer to Senior Attorney: One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-23 or above deemed eligible to transfer under §52.6 AND a Juris Doctorate degree AND be admitted to the Bar to practice law in New York State or in a state with Bar reciprocity.

§52.6 Transfer to Attorney 1: One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-18 or above deemed eligible to transfer under §52.6 AND a Juris Doctorate degree AND be admitted to the Bar to practice law in New York State or in a state with Bar reciprocity.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:  This will be a contingent permanent appointment.  Promotions and transfers may change appointee’s negotiating unit.  Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits.  Depending on qualifications, candidates may be required to serve a two-year traineeship that leads to Senior Attorney, SG-25.  The salary above applies to candidates appointed to Senior Attorney, SG-25.  The hiring rate for candidates appointed to Attorney 1 starts at $61,087, and for current NYS employees, is based on the candidate’s salary at the time of hire.  Verification of degree and/or transcripts will be required for all candidates at the time of interview.  Continued employment as a Senior Attorney is dependent upon maintaining current registration to practice law in New York State.  Failure to maintain this registration will result in removal from employment.

NOTE:  If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for this title, you may receive a canvass letter.  You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter.

*Leads to a maximum salary of $100,645 based on annual performance advances.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by August 3, 2017 to omsjobs@nysed.gov.  (Email submissions preferred.)  You must include the Box number (PIMS-259/21912) of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.


Office of Human Resources Management
Box PIMS-259/21912
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631
E-mail: omsjobs@nysed.gov

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Last Updated: July 13, 2017