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ProfileAttorney – Teacher Performance Unit The candidate will serve as a legal representative of the Chancellor, performing sophisticated legal work on disciplinary matters and providing training and counsel to school leaders. 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. Perform related work. Act as liaison to executives within the Department and to members of other City agencies. Handle legal issues and cases including recommendations concerning determining the soundness of charges, preparing specification of charges, coordinating the gathering of evidence, and briefing witnesses. Manage legal cases that are complex and high-profile in nature. Represent the 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, help 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. Provide support, counsel and training to Superintendents, Principals, and their designees on disciplinary procedures, with an emphasis on documenting incompetence and poor performance. Admission to the State Bar AND 3+ years of progressively responsible United States legal experience subsequent to admission to any state bar required. 3+ years of litigation experience and excellent research, analytical and communication skills preferred.
Job ID: 11827