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Brooklyn Family Court Borough Chief

December 17, 2017 10:34 PM | Anonymous

To apply, please apply to job ID 312853 on NYCAPS.

City of New York


Job Posting Notice




Level:    00        


Title Code No:  30112


Salary:   $152,763.00/$152,763.00-$152,763.00
Frequency: ANNUAL                


Title Classification:  Exempt




Business Title:    Borough Chief, Brooklyn Office          


Work Location:   350 Jay St, Brooklyn NY   


Division/Work Unit: Family Court: Brooklyn


Number of Positions:  1


Job ID:  312853          



Job Description

The Family Court Division is currently seeking applicants for the positions of Borough Chief (BC) in the Divisions Juvenile Delinquency Unit for the Brooklyn office. The qualified applicants will be selected by Division Management. Duties may include:  Acting as the chief legal, strategic, and policy advisor to borough operations and formulating legal and administrative policy for the borough office;  Assisting in the development and implementation of Raise the Age and of borough and division-wide policies, procedures and protocols; working with Deputy Borough Chiefs and Assistant Borough Chiefs to create and implement office initiatives;  Recommending legal and administrative policy to the Division Chief and Deputy Chief of the Family Court Division;  Overseeing the Deputy Borough Chiefs and Assistant Borough Chiefs in the borough;  Supervising the overall operations of the borough office, including supervising attorneys and their cases from referral through disposition both in and out of the courtroom, providing legal and strategic advice to attorneys on their cases; and assisting in the supervision of support professionals;  Supervising borough litigation and working collaboratively with other managers who have litigation oversight;  Overseeing delinquency intake operations to ensure cases are screened appropriately and charged appropriately and that case assignments are given to attorneys with the requisite level of experience for a particular case and training supervisors to properly make those assessments;  Promoting case processing efficiency at every stage of the proceeding;  Assisting attorneys with identifying, recommending, and referring matters for diversion and with negotiation of matters for pleas;  Identifying training needs of both legal and support staff and collaborating with the Director of Training and Deputy Director of Training to pursue trainings in areas of need identified; assisting with training of staff;  Promoting and implementing the boroughs community outreach initiative; maintain presence in community;  Developing and fostering a positive and supportive work environment to increase morale and motivate staff;  Ensuring that the facilities are adequately meeting the needs of the borough and that staff have a suitable work environment;  Pro-actively researching and analyzing legal issues on difficult cases and challenging legal issues;  Conducting case and transcript reviews; conducting courtroom observations and providing feedback to attorneys; reviewing written work;  Preparing, analyzing, and utilizing statistical data;  Writing, reviewing, and editing yearly performance evaluations for all staff; providing positive feedback to staff when appropriate; drafting, reviewing, and monitoring performance enhancement and action plans;  Providing weekly reports to Division Management, communicating with Division Management promptly regarding major cases, significant legal, personnel and interagency issues;  Representing the Division at interagency committee meetings and serving as a liaison to city and statewide agencies including but not limited to the NYPD, the Department of Probation and the Administration for Childrens Services;  Attending and participating in borough operations and management meetings. This position may require working/availability in the evening hours.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

The successful candidate will have at least ten (10) years of relevant experience by November 2017, and a demonstrated knowledge of and experience in delinquency/criminal law. Other necessary qualifications include strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication and leadership skills. Admission to the NYS Bar is required.

Preferred Skills

Additional Information

Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position

To Apply

Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document under resume and a writing sample under cover letter. The cover letter should be addressed to Aimee Sklar-Calogero, Chief of Staff to the Family Court.

Recruitment Contact

Recruitment Contact: Stuart Smith Recruitment Email:

Posting Date: 11/13/2017

Post Until: 11/27/2017


The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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