Putnam County, New York is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy County Attorney (Social Services). This position works in the Department of Law, assigned legal tasks related to the Department of Social Services.
The Putnam County Department of Law is responsible for representing Putnam County in all civil legal proceedings. This includes litigation, administrative hearings, negotiating and preparing contracts, local laws, resolutions, and issuing legal opinions for the Putnam County Legislature and all departments of the County.
Applicants must reside in Putnam County or a contiguous county within the State of New York and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States. Experience in municipal law preferred.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
WHEN ASSIGNED TO SERVE THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES:
Graduation from a school of law with an LL.B. or J.D. degree.
Possession of a license to practice law in New York State.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: This position is considered to be a public officer. Pursuant to Article 3 of the NYS Public Officers law, the holder of this position must be a United States citizen and a resident of Putnam County or a contiguous county within the State of New York (Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Westchester).
PREFERRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATION WHEN ASSIGNED TO DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES RESPONSIBILITIES:
Graduation from a school of law with an LL.B. or J.D. degree and two (2) years of paid, full-time experience in the practice of public welfare aspects of municipal law, including: child support, foster care, adoption, child guardianship, and child abuse and neglect proceedings.
PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
NOTE: As consultation and advisory responsibilities in the Child Support division will entail access to protected Federal Tax Information, all prospective appointees to this title must pass a criminal history background check.
SALARY RANGE: $92,000-$100,000, commensurate with experience.
SCHEDULE: Full-Time, Monday-Friday
Applications and resumes may be submitted to the Putnam County Personnel Department by mail or email:
Putnam County Personnel Department
110 Old Route 6, Bldg 3
Carmel NY, 10512
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