|DATE:||March 5, 2018|
ALL COUNTY EMPLOYEES AND ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES
(Thisis a Competitive-Class position.)
Michael Iapoce, Commissioner of Social Services
1061 Development Court, Kingston, New York 12401
|JOB VACANCY:||Social Services Attorney /Provisional/ Full Time / Benefited|
|Please submit applications to the above-mentioned contact.|
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is a professional position involving the responsibility for providing legal counsel and support for the Ulster County Department of Social Services (DSS). An employee in this class is responsible for providing legal advice and representation, as assigned, in matters before the Family Court and appellate courts, as well as related client proceedings and situations affecting the operation of DSS. The work is performed under the general direction of the Supervising Social Services Attorney of DSS, with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and applying legal knowledge to specific problems and taking appropriate action. Supervision is not normally a function of this class except over clerical support staff in the normal processing of legal documents and supporting paperwork. Does related work as required.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of County Law, Social Services Law and other laws of the State of New York which have bearing upon the action of counties; good knowledge of State and Federal regulations and administrative directives regarding social services issues; working knowledge of insurance, real estate and business practices and procedures; working knowledge of the array of support services available; ability to express legal arguments clearly written, orally and before the bar; ability to maintain records and prepare narrative and statistical reports of a written and verbal nature; ability to establish and maintain successful relationships with people; ethical conduct in the practice of the law; honesty, courtesy, tact, physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from a law school recognized by the State University of New York.
Special Requirement: In order for an application to be accepted, applicant must indicate proof of admission to the New York State Bar Association.
Special Requirement for appointment to Ulster County positions: In accordance with Ulster County Legislative Local Law Number 14 of 2007 or by other State and Federal Statutes, candidates for employment to all Ulster County positions must obtain clearance for appointment from the Department of Criminal Justice Services or other mandated Federal and State regulatory authority based upon fingerprinting and a criminal history background check.
IF COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY EDUCATION IS INDICATED; TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED AND SHOULD BE ATTACHED TO ALL APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. A CANDIDATE LACKING THE REQUIRED TRANSCRIPTS WILL RECEIVE A CONDITIONAL APPROVAL PENDING THE RECEIPT OF TRANSCRIPTS.
ULSTER COUNTY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, disabled veteran status, or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.