FIRST CHIEF DEPUTY COUNTY ATTORNEY 50242 Competitive PJC
Assists the County Attorney in supervising personnel on legal work and projects. Assists the County Attorney in determining staffing for the office and deployment of resources on given cases and projects. Assists in the preparation of the Department’s proposed annual budget. Supervises and ensures that the County maintains compliance with contract bidding laws and procedures. Provides legal opinions and legal advice to County Departments, the County Executive, the Legislature, and elected officials. Assists the County Attorney in disciplinary matters. Assists the County Attorney with establishing and enforcing Law Department policies and procedures. Oversees the County’s statutory responsibility for providing indigent legal defense pursuant to County Law Section 18-B, including ensuring contractors' services comply with both New York State and United States Constitutions. Does related work as required
Critical advisor to the County Attorney.
Supervision of all Senior Deputy County Attorneys.
Overall management of the office.
Participate in personnel decisions, including reprimanding and disciplining attorneys.
Manage office budget and policy matters.
Negotiate, prepare, and approve contracts for the Law Department and other County departments.
Provide legal opinions to various county departments, the County Executive the County Legislature, and County elected officials.
Manage legal work for specific projects, eg. Assigned Counsel Program, CNY LEADS.
Thorough knowledge of the New York State Penal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, CPLR, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and Family Court Act.
As part of the County Attorney’s Office, through working knowledge of attorney/client privilege and the ethics of preserving client confidentiality.
Ability to analyze findings and recommendations.
Ability to express arguments of the law orally and in writing
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of law
Knowledge of court trial and administrative hearing procedures.
Graduation for a law school recognized by the State of New York
Five (5) years of experience as a practicing attorney
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS
A license to practice law in New York State.
Date Written: March 2014