POST UNTIL: 05/19/2020
Proposed Salary Range: $ 62,397.00 - $ 71,757.00 (Annual)
The New York City Department of Correction (DOC) is an integral part of the City’s evolving criminal justice system, participating in reform initiatives and strategies aimed to move the City towards a smaller jail system without compromising public safety. The DOC is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for staff, visitors, volunteers and people in our custody. Importantly, safe jails enable DOC to provide people in custody with the tools and opportunities they need to successfully re-enter their communities. The DOC operates facilities and court commands across the five boroughs with more than 11,000 diverse professionals and knowledge experts.
The DOC seeks to recruit five (5) Agency Attorney Internes to work in the Trials and Litigation Unit. Under close supervision of Agency Attorneys of all levels, Agency Attorney Internes will receive training and practical experience in all tasks performed in the Trials Division. They will assist the Agency Attorneys in performing such tasks, including, but not limited to:
• Evaluating disciplinary matters for legal sufficiency;
• Drafting formal Departmental charges against DOC uniform employees;
• Preparing and reviewing documents for discovery;
• Conducting interviews with potential witnesses;
• Reviewing audio and video tape evidence and making comparative reviews;
• Representing the Department during informal settlement, negotiations with opposing counsel;
• Conducting informal conferences concerning disciplinary cases at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (O.A.T.H.);
• Recommending appropriate dispositions on disciplinary matters;
• Preparing memoranda detailing evidence and recommended negotiated plea agreements (settlements);
• Preparing disciplinary matters that are not settled for formal hearings at O.A.T.H;
• Conducting formal hearings on disciplinary charges at O.A.T.H. against employees of the Department;
• Researching legal issues for appellate argument as the Department’s representative, before the New York City Civil Service Commission; and
• Perform related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qual Requirements
Graduation from an accredited United States law school as defined in the Rules of the New York Court of Appeals (Sections 520.3 or 520.5) or admission to the New York State Bar.
• Some prior exposure to litigation, either through an internship program, or prior employment experience.
• Excellent writing, communication, interpersonal, analytical research, problem-solving, multi-tasking and organizational skills.
For City employees: Go to Employee Self-Service (ESS) - www.nyc.gov/ess and search for Job ID# 440086
For all other applicants: Go to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov and search for Job ID# 440086
Submission of a resume is not a guarantee that you will receive an interview.
Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.