• Assistant Social Services Attorney

    Posted: 05/01/2023

    The Warren County Department of Social Services is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Social Services Attorney. This is a professional position assisting the Department of Social Services’ Chief Legal Counsel in providing legal representation to the Commissioner, other officials and employees of the local district Department of Social Services (“Department”), with a primary concentration on representation of the Department’s Child Protective, Family Preservation and Youth Development and Foster Care units in child abuse, child neglect and foster care mattersIn addition, the attorney may be assigned to represent the Department in child support proceedings, paternity proceedings, adult protective proceedings or other legal matters which are outside the scope of services provided to the Department by the County Attorney’s office. The work is performed under the supervision of the Department’s Chief Legal Counsel in accordance with overall policies of the Department with latitude given for the exercise of independent judgment in assigned matters.  The work is performed in accordance with the provisions of the New York State Social Services Law, Family Court Act, New York State Rules and Regulations, applicable federal and state laws, policies established by the Commissioner and policies approved by the County Board of Supervisors. The position requires ongoing interpretation and implementation of the foregoing, legal research, independent informed judgment, and pursuit of appropriate legal action.  The position is under the oversight and supervision of the Department’s Chief Legal Counsel. Some afterhours work may be required. Does related work as required.

    SALARY:  $77,708 (2023 Base)
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: At the time of appointment and throughout the term of employment, admission to the New York State Bar and current registration in good standing to practice law in New York State.
    SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Must be able to satisfy the travel requirements of the position throughout employment.
    The position will be filled based upon Civil Service requirements. A provisional appointment will be made with examination to be held at a later date. Candidate must meet Civil Service requirements for appointment following establishment of the Eligible List.
    Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
    Interested candidates may submit an application and resume to:
    Christian Hanchett, Commissioner, Department of Social Services
    1340 State Route 9
     Lake George, NY 12845
    Applications may be obtained from http://www.warrencountyny.gov/jobs
    Warren County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer