Job Details

Agency Attorney 1 (soi Unit)

Company name

New York City Commission On Human Rights

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Nov 06,2019

Valid Through

Feb 19,2020

Posted on

Aug 06,2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 61237 to 70423 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Bronx, NY, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Agency Attorney 1 (soi Unit)
The candidate interviews members of the public alleging claims of SOI discrimination; engaging in pre-complaint interventions, investigations, and files complaints where appropriate. Investigates claims of discrimination made by members of the public and pattern or practice violations for potential Commission-initiated action. Negotiates resolutions of SOI claims and drafts settlement agreements. Monitors compliance with settlement agreements. Litigates cases from a threshold of determination of probable cause through and including referral to the hearings division. Represents the Commission before an Administrative Law Judge at conferences, and engages in discovery, including taking and defending depositions. Litigates cases at trial through and including issuance of an Administrative Law Judge recommendation and issuance of Commission order. Collaborates with the Commission’s Community Relations Bureau to provide trainings and to engage in coordinated approaches to rooting out systemic discrimination. Represents the Commission at community events, speaking engagements, and at bar associations. Performs all duties as needed to advance the work of Law Enforcement Bureau. Represents Commission in mediation.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have admission to the New York State Bar; and either: 1 year of satisfactory United States legal experience subsequent to admission to any state Bar; or six months of satisfactory service as an Agency Attorney Interne. 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 1 year of experience at Assignment Level I or 2 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 2 years of experience in Assignment Levels I and/or II or 3 years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment.
Should preferably have Strong relationships with organizations and groups serving diverse communities in the City and experience working with some of the following people and communities: immigrants; people of color; people with limited English proficiency; people living with HIV/AIDS; lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people; people with disabilities; people with accommodations issues related to pregnancy, disability or religion; and people with criminal or arrest histories.
Should have familiarity with the NYCHRL. Must have fluency in a language other than English, preferably one common in New York City.

Additional info

Job ID #: 404216.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
New York City Commission On Human Rights
1932 Arthur Ave
2Nd Flr
Bronx, NY

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