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United Federation of Teachers (UFT) Hiring Attorney Apply Now

Posted on: 16 Mar 2020 121 views
: Attorney
: United Federation of Teachers (UFT)
: New York, New York, United States
: $90,093+
: 3

Job Description

Position Summary: Under the direction of the Office of the General Counsel, with wide latitude for independent action, the Teacher Performance Unit Litigation Attorney serves as a legal representative of the Chancellor, performing sophisticated legal work on disciplinary matters and providing training and counsel to school leaders.  This team of attorneys will be assigned to handle special disciplinary proceedings as part of a teacher quality initiative and will have the opportunity to work on key policy initiatives in conjunction with the Office of Labor Policy. Performs related work.

Reports to: Executive Deputy Counsel

Direct Reports: N/A

Key Relationships: Acts as liaison to executives within the Department and to members of other City agencies.


  • Handles legal issues and cases including recommendations concerning determining the soundness of charges, preparing specification of charges, coordinating the gathering of evidence, and briefing witnesses.
  • Manages legal cases that are complex and high-profile in nature.
  • Represents the New York City Department in Education on Law 3020-A proceedings and hearings pursuant to Section 75 of the Civil Service Law.
  • As part of a team of attorneys, helps devise strategies for providing improved support and training to school leaders around evaluation and discipline, and for spurring the improvement or removal of poor performers.
  • Provides support, counsel and training to Superintendents, Principals, and their designees on disciplinary procedures, with an emphasis on documenting incompetence and poor performance.

Qualification Requirements:


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.

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


  • Minimum three (3) years of litigation experience.
  • Excellent research, analytical and communication skills.
  • Ability to rapidly learn provisions of applicable law and regulations.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely.

Salary: $90,093+

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding. 


It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to an actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offences and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation.  For more information, please refer to the DOE Non-Discrimination Policy.

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