Business Title Agency Counsel/Director of Compliance Monitoring
Job ID 288169 # of Position 1 Civil Service
Title AGENCY ATTORNEY
Title Code No 30087
Level 03 Title Classification Non-Competitive Salary Range $ 73,938.00 – $ 85,029.00 (Annual)
Work Location 253 Broadway New York, NY Division/Work Unit Equal Employment Practices Commission
Job Description The Agency Counsel/Director of Compliance Monitoring position is a professional, responsible, and consultative position critical for ensuring the Equal Employment Practices Commission’s (EEPC) standards and protocols are legally sound and predicated in current legal research. Under administrative direction, with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative, the Agency Counsel/Director of Compliance Monitoring is an inquisitive self-starter who uses creativity, analytical and communication skills to proactively perform tasks in accordance with the Equal Employment Practices Commission’s (EEPC) City Charter mandate, including but not limited to: • Analyzes, interprets and summarizes pertinent provisions of the New York City Charter, and city, state, and federal laws, regulations, and policies to address issues revealed during employment/EEO program analysis • Researches historical and current legal cases to provide justification for, and enhancement of the EEPC’s uniform standards. • Manages the Charter mandated compliance-monitoring process, ensuring audited agencies comply with audit standards and providing advice and guidance to agencies on legal implementation of corrective action prescribed as a result of audit. Certifies agencies’ implementation of remedial actions. • Through good communication and professionalism, builds mutually supportive professional relationships with counterparts outside of the Agency. • Confers with EEO-personnel, subject matter experts, technical specialists, and other attorneys for the purpose of furthering legal research and preparing legal opinions, memoranda and other legal papers. • Prepares the Commission’s legal opinions and determinations of law and fact; briefs Executive staff on past, current and impending laws, opinions and administrative policies with potential implications for the City of New York. • Conducts legal investigations, holds informal hearings, and interviews prospective witnesses in order to draft complex, important or highly technical recommendations for policies, and prepares supporting documents and analysis. • Works with the EEPC’s research unit to provide legal analysis of studies and reports regarding the effects of city, state and federal legislation in the fields of equal employment opportunity, employment and labor. • Drafts, reviews and/or proposes legislation to facilitate the EEPC’s recommendations to the Mayor, New York City Council, Department of Citywide Administrative Services, etc., as delineated in the City Charter. • Maintains the Commission’s law library/legal resources. Reviews and responds to Freedom of Information Law requests. • Educates audit staff on underlying legal justifications for EEPC’s standards and assists in preparing staff to review and identify legal issues that arise during audits and compliance-monitoring. • Develops curriculum and provides supervision for legal interns
Qualification Requirements: Minimum 1. Admission to the New York State Bar; and either “2” or “3” below. 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 Demonstrated knowledge of one or more of the following: New York City Charter; New York City Human Rights Law; mayoral/ nonmayoral EEO Programs; City EEO policies/discrimination complaint procedures/New York City Personnel Rules and Regulations; Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures; Americans with Disabilities Act and Accessibility Guidelines; New York State Civil Service Law; and relevant City, State, and Federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures which are designed to increase equality of opportunity for women, minorities, and other employees and job applicants identified for protection from discrimination in employment within municipal government.
Residency Requirement 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.
TO APPLY The EEPC is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce. Your voluntary response to the NYCAPS on-line application section for demographic and referral information will assist us tremendously in our ability to track the success of our outreach and recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES COMMISSION Job Posting Notice Business Title Agency Counsel/Director of Compliance Monitoring Job ID 288169 # of Position 1 Civil Service Title AGENCY ATTORNEY Title Code No 30087 Level 03 Title Classification Non-Competitive Salary Range $ 73,938.00 – $ 85,029.00 (Annual) Work Location 253 Broadway New York, NY Division/Work Unit Equal Employment Practices Commission Current City Employees: Apply via Employee Self-Service (ESS). Go to Recruiting Activities → Careers and search Job ID# 288169. Non-City Employees/External Candidates: Apply via NYC Careers. Go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search and search Job ID# 288169. POSTING DATE: 4/28/2017 POST UNTIL: 5/28/2017 NOTE: ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES UNDER CONSIDERATION WILL BE CONTACTED.