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Legal Staff Paralegal in New York City, NY

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Company name

The New York City Department of Education

Organization Type

Academic

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Criminal Law
Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

USA New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Mar 13,2018

Posted on

Mar 12,2018

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Disciplinary Investigator, Field Support Centers (FSC) The candidate will report Senior Field Counsel, Office of Legal Services. Works collaboratively with the Senior Counsel to ensure an efficient and systematic approach to service delivery. This entails working as a liaison to City, State and Federal agencies, as well as the Office of Legal Services, Division of School Support Services, investigative personnel, Field Support Centers, principals, and instructional superintendents. Examines and analyzes employee records and documents, case files, and legal filings necessary to respond to requests for disciplinary hearings; makes recommendations as to course of action. Assists attorneys in case preparation, including drafting charges, maintenance and preparation of documents, and evidence gathering. Ensures timely notification of charges to employee to comply with labor agreement deadlines so disciplinary hearings can proceed according to schedule. Coordinates disciplinary hearings, evaluates tenure status of pedagogic employees, and responds to inquiries as a point of contact for principals. Assembles data, records, evidence, and reports. Manages and maintains case databases and generates case reports. Prepares written and statistical reports for the Senior Field Counsel, and maintains a calendar to assist in investigations. Analyzes and evaluates records and documents, case files, and legal filings in connection with various administrative proceedings involving the Department of Education, e.g., human rights complaints, administrative grievances, labor proceedings, and other investigations as assigned by the Senior Field Counsel. Assists in the investigation, preparation, and presentation of written reports and materials regarding issues of student disciplinary cases, complaints, or inquiries from school staff and parents. Maintains case records, prepares reports, and analyzes personnel records. Manages and maintains computer database of cases for the unit. Responds to legal and labor inquiries from administrative officials at various DOE offices and schools. Conducts legal research to assist Senior Field Counsel. Must have a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and four years of satisfactory full-time experience in one or more of the fields of accounting, auditing, inspection, investigation personnel administration, and security, or in a major operational area of the employing agency; or A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college; or Education and/or experience equivalent to above. Should preferably have experience as a legal assistant and/or paralegal. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Internal candidates preferred.

Additional info

Tracking Code: 12583. Submit a resume and cover letter.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The New York City Department of Education
52 Chambers Street
New York City, NY 10007