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Attorney Level 2 at Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)

Attorney Level 2

Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) PECK SLIP, NY (On Site) Full-Time
$90,000 - $189,375/Year

ADMIN FOR CHILDREN'S SVCS

Job Posting Notice

Job ID 556517

# of Positions 3

Title Code No 30087
Level
02

Business Title Attorney Level 2

Civil Service Title AGENCY ATTORNEY

Title Classification Non-Competitive

Proposed Salary Range $ 71,423.00 - $ 82,137.00 (Annual)

Job Category Legal Affairs

Career Level Experienced (non-manager)

Work Location 150 William Street, New York N

Division/Work Unit Family Court Legal Svcs-Fcls

As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.

Job Description

The Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) protects and promotes the safety and well-being of New York City’s children and families by providing child welfare, juvenile justice, and early care services. In child welfare, ACS contracts with private nonprofit organizations to support and stabilize families at risk of a crisis through preventive services and provides foster care services for children not able to safely remain at home. Each year, the agency’s Division of Child Protection responds to more than 50,000 reports of suspected child abuse or neglect. In juvenile justice, ACS manages and funds services including detention and placement, intensive community-based alternatives for youth, and support services for families. ACS is also a key part of NYCs early childhood and education continuum, providing child care assistance to thousands of child welfare involved and low-income children so they can access safe, affordable, quality care.

Family Court Legal Services (FCLS) is responsible for representing Children’s Services in child neglect and abuse cases, permanency hearings, and other child welfare proceedings in the New York City Family Courts. FCLS Attorneys work collaboratively with caseworkers and other child welfare stakeholders to further the agency’s mission of helping children and families achieve safety, permanency and well-being.

Specific duties will include:

  • Meet with Child Protective caseworkers to identify and analyze complex legal problems and
  • Draft legal documents, including pleadings, motions and memoranda of law and fact by following generally acceptable legal procedures, forms and techniques in order to meet agency needs, goals and objectives.
  • Represent the agency in Family Court on all aspects of child protective proceedings and other judicial proceedings including juvenile delinquency and Close to Home matters.
  • Interview witnesses and other relevant parties to the litigation to determine admissibility of various types of
  • Prepare and maintain case files and documents in advance of court
  • Conduct legal research and regularly review relevant case laws and regulations to support legal
  • Counsel Child Protective caseworkers and agency case planners on issues relating to permanency and well-being of children in foster care.
  • Assist in the overall supervision of the Unit, including substituting for other legal staff in emergency situations and reviewing the work of the Unit.
  • Assist in monitoring work flow, ensuring compliance with deadlines and preparation of reports and summaries.
  • May train and oversee the work of Attorney Level Is and Attorney Internes, including during appearances in Family Court and Supreme Court.
  • Perform complex legal research on issues that arise on cases and are relevant to the

Minimum Qual Requirements

  1. Admission to the New York State Bar; and either "2" or "3"
  2. One year of satisfactory United States legal experience subsequent to admission to any state bar; or
  3. Six months of satisfactory service as an Agency Attorney Interne (30086).

Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment.

In addition to meeting the minimum Qualification Requirements:

To be assigned to Assignment Level (AL) II, candidates must have one year of experience at Assignment Level I or two years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment. To be assigned to AL III candidates must have two years of experience in Assignment Levels I and/or II or three years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment.

Preferred Skills

The preferred candidates should possess the following: excellent written and oral communication skills, knowledge and understanding of New York State child welfare laws, strong analytical thinking skills, and litigation experience.

Additional Information

Section 424-A of the New York Social Services Law requires an authorized agency to inquire whether a candidate for employment with child-caring responsibilities has been the subject of a child abuse and maltreatment report.

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

As a current or prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. Please review the notice to see if you may be eligible for programs and how to apply at nyc.gov/studentloans.

To Apply

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY USING ONE OF THE OPTIONS BELOW:

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Work Location

150 William Street, New York NY 330 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 900 Sheridan Avenue, Bronx, NY

151-20 Jamaica Avenue, Queens, NY 350 St. Marks Place, Staten Island, NY

Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position.

POSTING DATE 11/21/2022 POST UNTIL 02/06/2023

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.


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