Project Management and Contract Compliance Associate

Two (2) Year Temporary Position

For over fifty (50) years, Community Legal Services, Inc. (CLS) has been committed to serving the legal needs of low-income Philadelphia residents in civil matters affecting their families, their jobs, their homes, and their incomes. We make a significant difference in the lives of poor and at-risk Philadelphians by providing advocacy, legal advice, and individual representation to thousands of individual clients each year, and by participating in statewide and national advocacy. CLS also collaborates with other public interest and community organizations to ensure that the rights and needs of those living at the low-income threshold in our society are given a continuing presence in the public policy decisions that most affect them.

Position Summary

The Project Management and Contract Compliance Associate manages deliverables and compliance requirements for complex contracts to ensure they are implemented correctly and efficiently, and that CLS is able to report to our funders quickly and accurately. This position is responsible for collaboratively preparing initial, interim and final reports for complex government contracts. The position will also work with agency partners on scheduling, follow-up on assigned tasks, creating systems for managing documents and information and ensuring all parties are aware of key policies.

This individual will work directly with the Senior Compliance Officer and lead project managers in all work related to specific government contracts; they will create, maintain and update compliance data in an organizational database; run reports in Legal Server and other software, including Excel, as needed; provide timely information, input responses as requested to support the collection and management of key data for contracts; and perform other duties as assigned including working on special projects. A pivotal role of this position is to be in daily communication with project partners, coordinating daily and weekly schedules for project partners, and ensuring continuity of case management and other contract deliverables on a daily basis.

The ideal candidate should possess excellent project management and organizational skills, solid data and analytical skills, and the ability to work and resolve problems independently and proactively, manage multiple priorities and projects, and have a strong attention to detail. The position requires someone with a high level of professionalism and administrative experience in a fast-paced environment, with exceptional customer relation skills and the ability to interact with internal staff and external partners, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient. Crucial to this role is the ability to develop a thorough understanding and knowledge of complex government contracts and reporting requirements.

This position is envisioned to be a two (2) year temporary position at CLS. The possibility for renewal and continuation are not guaranteed.

Primary Responsibilities:

 Under direction of the Supervising Attorney and/or Managing Attorney, manage all daily aspects of specific government contracts, including daily contact with partner organizations, ensuring daily continuity of case management and other deliverables.

 Under the direction of the Senior Development & Compliance Officer, manage project data and prepare quarterly contract reports and invoices.

 Understand compliance requirements of specific contracts.

 Create compliance systems and materials, and train staff on compliance issues.

 Monitor staff and partner organization adherence to compliance requirements and work with management to address issues.

 Maintain comprehensive calendar of contract deadlines; manage reminder process for staff and furnishing material for requests and reports.

Expected Competencies:

 Excellent project management skills, solid analytical skills, the ability to work and resolve problems independently, and have a strong attention to detail.

 Excellent organization, prioritization, judgment, and time management skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple priorities, deadlines, and challenging situations while maintaining composure. Strong sense of urgency and responsiveness.

 Strong written and verbal communication skills. Communicates with poise, diplomacy and tact.

 Track record of strong ownership of work, active self-management, taking initiative, identifying opportunities for enhancements, and implementing process improvements.

 Adaptable and flexible. Comfortable with change. Able to identify new approaches to support a dynamic organization.

 Team-oriented. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external constituents.

 Ability to handle high volumes of data and documentation.

 Dependable, with strong work ethic and personal integrity.

 Ability to maintain confidential information.

Education, Training & Experience

 Minimum of 2+ years’ related experience preferred but open to entry level candidates with strong relevant competencies.

 Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills, ability to work independently, and excellent attention to detail.

 Experience in contract administration and compliance a plus.

 Demonstrated leadership in projects and tasks.

 Undergraduate degree in a relevant area or the equivalent of substantive professional experience.

 Excellent computer skills including all MS Office products, web search, scanning, and other relevant platforms. Experience with data management systems and strong Excel skills required.

 Demonstrated understanding and application of best practices around contracts compliance.

What to Include:

Please include a cover letter, resume, three professional references and a writing sample of no more than two (2) pages illustrating written communication with a partner organization (i.e. email correspondence or memo of understanding). Community Legal Services values a diverse work environment and strongly encourages women, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ, people with disabilities, people who have experienced poverty or homelessness and people who have had prior contact with the juvenile, criminal, or child welfare systems to apply. CLS invites all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and legal services practice.

Deadline and How To Apply

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but applicants are highly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. If you have any questions please contact Brenda Marrero, Deputy Director of Operations.

Please go to https://clsphila.org/about-cls/available-positions to apply OR https://clsphiladelphia.applytojob.com/apply/9L4n5ofwE9/Project-Management-And-Contract-Compliance-Associate

Community Legal Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. CLS, Inc. does not discriminate in the selection of employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, genetics, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, CLS complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


Seeking a Legislative Attorney (Health Law)

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), seeks a Legislative Attorney to analyze legal questions that emerge from the work of Congress related to health law in particular and American public law generally. This is a non-litigating position emphasizing qualifications and interest in legal research and writing in a public service legislative context. Candidates with research experience in and broad general knowledge of legal issues regarding health law in particular and American public law in general; who demonstrate strong research, writing, and oral communication skills; and who possess a portfolio of high quality legal analytical writing are encouraged to apply. Experience as a judicial clerk will be beneficial.

The position’s primary focus is the broad area of health law. However, given ALD’s relatively small staff and the breadth of issues ALD covers for Congress, candidates must also be capable of working in a number of different areas of the law and have the intellectual curiosity to seek out and maintain a broad portfolio of legal issues. Thus, applicants should also have knowledge of constitutional and administrative law and statutory interpretation.

The Legislative Attorney prepares objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background memoranda and reports on legal issues of national significance; provides personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on legal issues throughout the legislative process; and participates in or leads team research projects and seminars. The Legislative Attorney is expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide legal analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/504274600.


Staff Attorney, National Security Project, NYC

 

For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, advancing racial justice, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties and civil rights cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than one million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, record of arrest or conviction.

The National Security Project of the ACLU’s National office in New York City seeks applications for a full-time Staff Attorney position.

Overview

The National Security Project is part of the ACLU’s Center for Democracywhich works to strengthen democratic institutions and values, including the values of government transparency and accountability, and to reinforce the United States’ commitment to human rights and the rule of law. The Center for Democracy includes, in addition to the National Security Project, the Human Rights Program, the Project on Speech, Privacy, and Technology, the Immigrants’ Rights Project, and the Voting Rights Project.

The National Security Project is dedicated to ensuring that U.S. national security policies and practices are consistent with the Constitution, civil liberties, and human rights. The Project seeks to ensure that our nation’s core democratic values are the foundation of its strength and security, and that our government’s response to national security concerns comport with those values. Through litigation and advocacy strategies, the National Security Project responds to specific government measures, and strives also to educate the public and shape the law so that the courts, Congress, and citizenry can serve as an enduring check against abuse.

The National Security Project’s litigation and advocacy focuses on issues including: government surveillance; targeted killing; unlawful detention; accountability for rights violations: national security programs or policies that discriminate against racial and religious minorities, activists and those who dissent; censorship; and, secrecy.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Staff Attorney will work in New York City. The Staff Attorney will report to the Director of the National Security Project and will possess the ability to contribute to all aspects of the Project’s litigation and non-litigation work, including but not limited to:

  • Litigate and manage national security and civil liberties cases in the trial and appellate courts through legal and factual research, writing pleadings and briefs, and working with clients and witnesses.

  • Develop new cases and non-litigation advocacy projects.

  • Serve as a resource for ACLU legislative and policy staff at the federal and state level, and advance ACLU policy goals through public education, and organizing and participating in coalitions.

  • Develop and write advocacy materials for expert and lay audiences.

  • Engage in public speaking, including to the media and at conferences for expert and lay audiences.

  • Work in collaboration with other members of the National Security Project, and other ACLU legal and non-legal staff, particularly legislative and communications and advocacy staff.

  • Supervise legal fellows, law students, paralegals, legal administrative assistants, and interns.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance.

  • Work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts.

 

Experience and Qualifications

  • A J.D. degree from a U.S. law school is required, and membership in the New York State Bar is preferred. If the candidate is not already admitted to practice in New York, admission to the New York Bar is required within one year of hire.

  • 2-3 years of litigation experience is required.

  • Experience litigating constitutional and statutory matters involving national security and civil liberties issues in federal court is preferred but not required; a commitment to working on these issues is essential.

  • Ideal candidates will have experience, either through personal connection and history or through work experience, with minority communities harmed by discriminatory national security policies and practices.

  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest generally and civil liberties in particular.

  • Demonstrably excellent legal research, writing, verbal communication, and community outreach skills.

  • Ability to engage in complex legal analysis and fact investigation in impact litigation, policy, and legislative advocacy settings, sometimes under tight deadlines.

  • Proven project management and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently, pay attention to detail, and meet deadlines while under pressure.

  • Ability to foster and contribute to a collaborative team environment is essential.

  • Prior supervisory experience is preferred but not required.

 

Compensation

The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.

 

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the National Security Project’s work and your qualifications for that work; a resume; two references; and, two writing samples unedited by others, at least one of which should be a legal research memo, brief, or article. Applicants who graduated from law school within the last three years should include their law school transcript.

Please send materials to hrjobsNSP@aclu.org and reference [NSP-12] in the subject line. Please note that this is not the general ACLU applicant email address. This email address is specific to National Security Project postings. In order to ensure your application is received, please make certain it is sent to the correct e-mail address. You can expect to receive an automatic response that acknowledges the submission of application materials.

Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this career opportunity.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.

The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status and record of arrest or conviction.

The ACLU undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.

We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: hrjobsincl@aclu.org. Correspondence sent to this email address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.

The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU.”


JOB OPPORTUNITY with new jersey resources

Senior Corporate Governance Paralegal

 

Basic Function:

Assist and support corporate secretary on a wide range of corporate legal matters, including New Jersey Resources corporate governance, and compliance with various public company reporting responsibilities and retail shareowner services.

 

Major Responsibilities

·        Assist corporate secretary in supporting overall operations of the board of directors, including development and maintenance of planners and agendas, the preparation of meeting materials and other board governance responsibilities

·        Assist corporate secretary with preparation of corporate documentation (e.g., annual proxy statement, minutes, written consents and officer and secretary’s certificates), as needed

·        Provide support and compliance with respect to federal and state securities law matters, including periodic reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); registration statements and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) listing applications for stock-based compensatory plans and arrangements; and Section 16 matters

·        Maintain database of subsidiaries and assist corporate secretary with formation, qualification or dissolution of various corporate entities

·        Assist corporate secretary with administration of meetings of the board of directors and annual meeting of shareowners

·        Assist with the administration of the company’s equity compensation plans from grant to exercise or release to termination

·        Assist with dividend payment, stock issuances and other administration of NJR’s Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan

·        Coordinate equity and cash payments to members of the NJR board of directors

·        Monitor activities of transfer agent and captive broker to ensure timely and accurate dividend payments, open market purchases, stock issuances, journal entries, maintenance of accurate shareowner records, escheatment process and responses to inquiries from IRS and state unclaimed property agencies; and elevate any issues that may arise

·        Supervise and manage internal stock administration information and system data

·        Provide written and verbal communication with shareowners and representatives regarding regulatory and legal aspects of stock transfers, dividend reinvestment, dividend disbursement, check replacements, lost certificates, account inquiries and historical information

·        Maintain effective relationships with retail shareowners

·        Oversee and coordinate data privacy and internal controls initiatives relative to the transfer agent and registrar functions

·        Ensure compliance with NJR’s record retention policy as it relates to shareowner records

·        Provide support to corporate secretary with regard to investor engagement efforts and responses to shareowner proposals for NJR’s annual proxy statement

 

Other General Responsibilities

·        Support legal department transactional activity, such as M&A activity, real property transactions and financing programs, as needed

·        Coordinate the signature of corporate documentation by directors and officers

·        Prepare and assist with monitoring corporate secretary budget.

 

Position Specifications:

·        Required: Bachelor's degree plus at least 5 years of experience in legal/SEC reporting, corporate secretary department of a publicly-traded company, or equivalent experience as a corporate governance professional or in a corporate department of a large law firm

·        Working knowledge of SEC, NYSE and Section 16 reporting requirements

·        Experience managing corporate entities

 

Skills

·        Good people skills, positive attitude and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization (including the board of directors and senior management) and with all types of external contacts.

·        Dependable, self-starting, results-oriented individual

·        High degree of professionalism and ability to be discreet with sensitive and confidential matters

·        Excellent communication skills, attention to detail and organizational skills

·        Able to work effectively on a team and coordinate efforts across functions.

·        Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

* The above job description reflects the primary duties of this position and do not limit the supervisor from assigning any other duties, responsibilities or initiatives as deemed necessary.

 

EXTERNAL CANDIDATES BEING CONSIDERED

All employees interested in this position can now use MyHR Dayforce to apply. Please click the Careers icon at the top of the landing page.

All customer information is considered confidential and any employee transferring between New Jersey Natural Gas and NJR Home Services cannot share that information with another New Jersey Resources affiliate and cannot use such information to the benefit of the affiliate or to the detriment of an unaffiliated product or service provider. 


job openings with cls


postings with city solicitor's office

 

Chair of the Social Services Law Group

Department:

Law Department – Social Services Law Group

Hiring Manager:

Craig M. Straw, First Deputy City Solicitor

Salary Range (optional)

Commensurate with education and experience

Application deadline:

May 31, 2018

Position Type

Full-time | Exempt | Experienced

 

Overview of City of Philadelphia

With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and opportunities in more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the United States and one of the largest employers in Southeastern Pennsylvania. As an employer, the City of Philadelphia operates through the guiding principles of service, integrity, respect, accountability, collaboration, diversity and inclusion. Through these principles, we strive to effectively deliver services, to resolve the challenges facing our city, and to make Philadelphia a place where all of our residents have the opportunity to reach their potential.  

 

Agency Description

The Law Department's civil practice includes unique issues involving public interest. Our lawyers help chart the course for the City in business, health, safety, commerce, civil rights, taxation, and community development.  The Social Services Law Group (SSLG) is comprised of the Child Welfare Unit (CWU), Health and Adult Services Unit (HAS) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Unit (HIPAA).  Its major client responsibilities include, the Department of Human Services (DHS), Department of Public Health (PDPH), Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual DisAbilities (DBHIDS) and the Office of Homeless Services (OHS). The Social Services Law Group represents the City in most of its initiatives and policies involving vulnerable populations.

 

Position Summary

The City of Philadelphia Law Department seeks an experienced licensed PA attorney to Chair the Social Services Law Group (SSLG).  The SSLG is comprised of the Child Welfare Unit (CWU), Health and Adult Services Unit (HAS) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Unit (HIPAA).  The Chair of the SSLG oversees the provision of legal representation and services to all of the social service agencies in the City of Philadelphia, as well as all City HIPAA covered entities.  The Chair of the SSLG will be responsible for managing approximately 100 staff, including over 60 attorneys.

 

Essential Functions

The duties of the Chair of the SSLG primarily consist of providing coordinated legal representation and advice to the Social Service Departments of the City of Philadelphia.  These duties include but are not limited to:

·       Managing and overseeing the Senior Management structure in the SSLG, which consists of four Chief Deputies, i.e. CWU Chief Deputy of Litigation and Appeals, CWU Chief Deputy of Administration and Specialty Practice, Chief Deputy of HAS, Chief Deputy of HIPAA and eight Divisional Deputy City Solicitors, along with the Senior Attorney for Policy and Research;

·       Managing, at a macro level, legal and policy issues for the respective clients of the CWU, HAS and HIPAA Units;

·       Serving as lead counsel to the Deputy Managing Director for the Social Services Cluster and the Commissioners of the represented social service agencies, i.e. the Department of Human Services (DHS), Department of Public Health (PDPH), Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual DisAbilities (DBHIDS) and the Office of Homeless Services (OHS);

·       Providing oversight to the Social Services Cluster on its extensive Data Sharing Project;

·       Convening, coordinating and leading the work of the Law Opioid Workgroup;

·       Counseling and consulting with the DHS on “high profile cases”, which includes the drafting of responses to press/media inquiries;

·       Overseeing the CWU work regarding the Act 33 fatality and near fatality cases;

·       Acting as liaison for various clients with Court Administration, Community Legal Services, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and other legal stakeholders;

·       Participating and providing counsel to various City Task Forces on specialized social service initiatives.

 

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·       Strong leadership and management skills;

·       Influence and run cross-functional teams to drive change and stay aligned with overarching strategy;

·       Orchestrate multiple activities at once; uses resources effectively and efficiently;

·       Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal;

·       Excellent active listening skills;

·       Strong analytical & problem-solving skills;

·       Proven project management skills that meet projected deadline and results;

·       Work effectively with all levels in the government;

·       Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences;

·       Ability to coach and influence senior leaders and move toward a common vision or goal;

·       Experience in group facilitation, coaching & leading teams/organizations in performance improvement strategies that result in higher performance;

·       Experience in managing client relationships;

·       Experience in cross system collaboration work, information sharing and data sharing;

·       Analysis of complex legal issues and impact on policy;

·       Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules and process;

·       Ability to analyze large amounts of information, determine relevant facts, and propose viable solutions.

 

Qualifications (Education and Experience)

The ideal candidate would have at least 12-15 years in practice, including substantial experience managing attorneys.  Significant experience in child welfare law, public health law, HIPAA, Family Court and Mental Health Court is preferred.  The candidate must be able to work collaboratively with the leadership and staff of the various social service agencies and the other stakeholders to solve the myriad issues that may arise when dealing with abused and neglected children and their families and other vulnerable populations.

Candidates must be a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. 

 

Additional Information

Interested candidates should apply through SmartRecruiters at:   http://smrtr.io/28b7QA

Any questions related to this position should be directed to Craig M. Straw, First Deputy City Solicitor at craig.straw@phila.gov.

Successful candidate must be a City of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to faqpchr @phila.gov. For more information, go to: Human Relations Website: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations/Pages/default.aspx

 

Assistant City Solicitor

Department:

Law Department – Child Welfare Unit

Hiring Manager:

Jonathon Houlon

Salary Range (optional)

Commensurate with education and experience

Application deadline:

June 8, 2018

Position Type

Full-time | Exempt | Experienced

 

Overview of City of Philadelphia

With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and opportunities in more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the United States and one of the largest employers in Southeastern Pennsylvania. As an employer, the City of Philadelphia operates through the guiding principles of service, integrity, respect, accountability, collaboration, diversity and inclusion. Through these principles, we strive to effectively deliver services, to resolve the challenges facing our city, and to make Philadelphia a place where all of our residents have the opportunity to reach their potential.  

 

Agency Description

The Law Department's Child Welfare Unit (CWU) represents the City of Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS) in all aspects of its work in investigating reports of child abuse and child neglect and providing services to children and families in need.

The Child Welfare Unit is a collegial, fast-paced, challenging Unit in which attorneys are, with appropriate training and supervision, expected to independently manage their case files from start to finish. 

 

Position Summary

This is an entry level position.  Prior litigation experience is a plus.  At the time of hire, applicants must be members of the Pennsylvania Bar. The ideal candidate has good academic credentials and strong communication, analytical, and writing skills.  Assistants in the CWU will have the opportunity to handle a substantial case load within a short period of their arrival in the CWU and will be charged with Court Room duties after a one month training interval.  This position is ideal for candidates looking to improve and develop their court room skills while at the same time assisting the City in protecting some of its most vulnerable citizens.

 

Essential Functions

The duties of an Assistant City Solicitor in the CWU primarily consist of representing DHS in Dependency matters in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia – Family Division.  These duties include but are not limited to:

·       Litigating Dependency Cases in Family Court in Bench Trials;

·       Litigating Permanency Hearings for Children adjudicated Dependent in Family Court;

·       Litigating Termination of Parental Rights/Adoption Cases in Family Court;

·       Representing DHS at the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Bureau of Hearings and Appeals in Expungement matters;

·       Preparing DHS files for review by parents, counsel, and other parties requesting these files

·       Litigating motions to quash subpoenas for DHS records

·       Drafting pleadings, motions, and briefs; and

·       Researching and analyzing complex legal issues.

 

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·       Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules and process

·       Ability to analyze large amounts of information, determine relevant facts, and propose viable solutions.

·       Ability to find what applicable laws and regulations apply to a specific matter.

·       Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

·       Must be able to clearly present and explain their case to the court. 

 

Qualifications (Education and Experience)

Candidates must be a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.  Prior litigation experience is a plus. 

 

Additional Information

Interested candidates should apply through SmartRecruiters at:   http://smrtr.io/jJ1pVw

Any questions related to this position should be directed to Jonathan Houlon, Chief Deputy City Solicitor, Child Welfare Unit (jonathan.houlon@phila.gov).

Successful candidate must be a City of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to faqpchr @phila.gov. For more information, go to: Human Relations Website: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations/Pages/default.aspx

 

Director of Professional Development, Diversity & Inclusion

Department:

Law Department

Hiring Manager:

Craig M. Straw, First Deputy City Solicitor

Salary Range (optional)

$60,000 - $70,000

Application deadline:

June 1, 2018

Position Type

Full-time | Exempt | Newly Created

 

Overview of City of Philadelphia

With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and opportunities in more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the United States and one of the largest employers in Southeastern Pennsylvania. As an employer, the City of Philadelphia operates through the guiding principles of service, integrity, respect, accountability, collaboration, diversity and inclusion. Through these principles, we strive to effectively deliver services, to resolve the challenges facing our city, and to make Philadelphia a place where all of our residents have the opportunity to reach their potential.  

 

Agency Description

The City’s Law Department is comprised of over 210 lawyers and 100 support staff.  The Law Department serves as counsel to the Mayor, City Council, other elected officials and the City’s departments, agencies, and commissions. The Law Department provides legal representation for the City in matters involving federal, state, and local agency litigation, commercial and real estate transactions, tax, regulatory issues, social services, and legislation.

 

Position Summary

The Director will work with the First Deputy City Solicitor and department leadership in two main areas: 1) developing, scheduling, implementation and assessment of comprehensive training programs for all practice areas of the Law Department and internal training programs for legal assistants and support staff; and 2) coordinating and overseeing recruitment and retention efforts in the Law Department while ensuring diversity and inclusion. 

The Director will support department leadership, working closely with our committees and professionals to maintain and support an integrated department-wide approach to diversity and inclusion, ultimately creating a culture that values different perspectives and recruits and retains the best talent. The Director will be a strategic partner who will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies relating to department recruitment, retention and promotion of women and diverse individuals across the department.  In addition to these responsibilities, the Director will work to raise the profile of the Law Department in the legal community through the Bar Association, Affinity Groups and related organizations.  Lastly, the Director will work with the department leadership on a variety of legal and administrative issues.   

 

Essential Functions

In addition to the Position Summary, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with department staff in developing learning objectives, content and structure for in-house training programs.

  • Implement initiatives related to leadership development, engagement, morale and internal communications.

  • Design, write and revise staff training materials, including instructors’ guides, PowerPoint presentations, participant handouts, and supplemental materials.

  • On an ongoing basis, assess effectiveness of in-house training programs and advise on ways to improve them, including working with technology specialists or consultants to develop technology training solutions.

  • Keep up-to-date on current trends, developments and best practices in the field of attorney, paralegal and staff development by reading professional journals, articles and books, and attending attorney development seminars, conferences and workshops.

  • Assist with special professional development tasks from time to time as needed.

  • Review the department’s Diversity Plan and make recommendations as to best practices to maintain diversity and inclusion as a core value.

  • Keep up-to-date on best practices that support the growth, development and advancement of the department’s diverse lawyers and support staff.

  • Utilize external relationships with the department to create strategies for outreach into diverse communities, including with our Diversity, Professional Development and Public Service Committees

  • Support diversity and inclusion within the department’s overall development efforts through training and development of our diverse legal talent.

  • Assist in identifying ways to partner with our clients on Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.

  • Work closely with the First Deputy to understand department demographics, identify areas for focus, and make recommendations on steps to hire, develop and retain a more diverse workforce.

  • Serve as a liaison between the department, department’s Diversity Committee and external organizations.

  • Encourage department participation in local and national affinity groups by coordinating meetings with group leaders to develop goals, plan events and programs, and attract new members.

  • Attend diversity recruiting and other diversity events as necessary, in consultation with the First Deputy.

  • Design, effectively and efficiently coordinate, and evaluate all aspects of the Law Department recruiting program including, pre-arrival processes and communications, orientation, mentoring program, social and community service events, diversity events and initiatives, educational and special department programming.

  • Effectively and efficiently coordinate the law school student recruitment process including supporting efforts for the department and targeted law school communications.

  • Other duties related to the department's diversity and inclusion efforts as required.

 

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·       Ability to work closely and effectively with all levels of department personnel required.

·       Management and supervisory skills preferred.

·       Excellent organizational and oral and written communication skills required.

·       Must be able to prioritize workload and solve problems quickly.

·       Strong computer skills required.

 

Qualifications (Education and Experience)

Candidate must be a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.  Advanced coursework in adult learning preferred.

Experience in law firm administration preferred. Active member in the Philadelphia Bar Association and/or Affinity Group preferred.  Experience in a law firm or corporate training department a plus. Knowledge of the following is preferred:

  • Adult learning principles and how to apply them

  • Training and development activities, functions and delivery methods

 

Additional Information

Interested candidates should apply through SmartRecruiters at: http://smrtr.io/EDY4jQ

Any questions related to this position should be directed to Craig M. Straw, First Deputy City Solicitor (craig.straw@phila.gov).

Successful candidate must be a city of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire.

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to faqpchr@phila.gov. For more information, go to: Human Relations Website: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations/Pages/default.aspx


Attorney Fellow 1.PNG

AmeriCorps VISTA Opportunity


Energy Unit Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator

CLS seeks an AmeriCorps VISTA Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator for the Energy Unit to provide critical outreach to Philadelphia neighborhoods in key areas to assist low income and vulnerable Philadelphians to maintain vital utility service. This is a full-time five days per week position to be located at CLS’s main office in Center City. This is a one-year AmeriCorps VISTA position.  The full job posting can be found here.

Homeownership and Consumer Rights Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator

CLS seeks an AmeriCorps VISTA Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator for the Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit to provide critical outreach to Philadelphia neighborhoods in key areas and provide some legal advocacy on clients’ behalf. This is a full-time five days per week position to be located at CLS’s North Philadelphia Law Center. This is a one-year AmeriCorps VISTA position.  The full job posting can be found here.


department of law and public safety

Division of Law

·         #18-121: Deputy Attorney General 1 (Section Chief - Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Section, Newark)

This unclassified announcement is open to applicants who meet the requirements. Response packages must be received before the closing date of 05/25/2018.

·         #18-128: Assistant Attorney General (Affirmative Civil Enforcement Practice Group, Newark)

This unclassified announcement is open to applicants who meet the requirements. Response packages must be received before the closing date of 05/25/2018.

·         #18-129: Deputy Attorney General 1 (Section Chief – Government & Healthcare Fraud Section, Newark)

This unclassified announcement is open to applicants who meet the requirements. Response packages must be received before the closing date of 05/25/2018.

·         #18-130: Deputy Attorney General 2 (Assistant Section Chief – Government and Healthcare Fraud Section, Newark)

This unclassified announcement is open to applicants who meet the requirements. Response packages must be received before the closing date of 05/25/2018.



youth sentencing & reentry project

Supervising Attorney

The Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project (YSRP) seeks a Supervising Attorney, a full-time position based in Philadelphia.

YSRP Mission and Strategies:

YSRP seeks to end the imposition, and in the meantime lessen the duration and impact of adult criminal sentences on low-income children and their families. Through work in individual cases and policy advocacy, we work to transform the experiences of kids prosecuted in the adult criminal justice system. We partner with court-involved youth, their families, and lawyers to develop holistic, humanizing narratives that mitigate the facts of each case in an effort to get cases transferred to the juvenile system. We make crucial connections to community resources, providing our client-partners with services that include education, healthcare, housing, and employment. Finally, we work to raise awareness of the issues that face young people in the adult criminal justice system. For more information about YSRP’s history, mission and current initiatives, please visit our website available here.

About the Position:

We are seeking an experienced attorney to lead our Mitigation Casework team. This is a full-time, staff (non-fellow) position. The Supervising Attorney will be responsible for the following key duties:

  • Staff Management & Case Oversight: Supervise experienced mitigation specialists who work on individual cases of both youth facing charges in the adult criminal justice system and individuals being resentenced pursuant to the United States Supreme Court’s decisions in Miller v. Alabama and Montgomery v. Louisiana (“juvenile lifers”). The casework component involves:

    • Partnering with criminal defense attorneys representing youth facing charges in the adult criminal justice system, by overseeing the provision of comprehensive mitigation support and reentry planning in their cases.

    • Supervising staff and volunteers in working closely with the young person him or herself, and their family/support network, to develop mitigation reports and preliminary reentry plans for submission to the court, and continuing to support them through any period of incarceration, and once they return to the community.

      • The Supervising Attorney will sometimes work on cases individually, or take over cases from students or volunteers.

    • Casework duties also include securing cases and establishing partnerships, regular jail, prison and juvenile detention facility visits, visits to family member’s homes, and court attendance. Please note: this may include travel to the surrounding counties.

  • Graduate Student Oversight: Supervise YSRP’s graduate student pro bono program at the University of Pennsylvania, the Youth Advocacy Project, through which law and social work students work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams on behalf of youth charged as adults in Philadelphia. This includes coordinating with students to develop and implement student trainings, and providing direct supervision to students each semester on individual cases. Please note: this is not an academic/clinical program, but a pro bono project run by student volunteers; prior clinical teaching experience is not required.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree or equivalent law degree

  • At least five (5) years experience practicing law (Philadelphia trial practice preferred)

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Outstanding, demonstrated organizational and analytical skills

  • Prior supervisory experience

  • Outstanding ability to produce, track and manage multiple deliverables with overlapping deadlines in a high-performing environment

  • Ability to work collaboratively with youth, families and community partners

  • Demonstrated interest in YSRP’s mission and/or experience working with youth

  • Strong interpersonal skills, sense of humor and compassion

  • Ability to lead with a racial equity lens

  • Demonstrated ability to develop collaborative, productive and respectful relationships with leaders and other institutions and groups, including but not limited to communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities

  • Proficiency in a language in addition to English a plus

Salary:

$70,000 and generous benefits

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit a letter of interest and a resume or curriculum vitae by email to supervisingattorney@ysrp.org.  Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling and expedited basis. Applicants will only be contacted if selected for an interview.

We aim to recruit a diverse pool of candidates, particularly individuals of color.


Equal Justice Works

Crime Victims Justice Corps Fellow

The Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps is a legal fellowship program designed to increase capacity and access to civil legal help for crime victims. A cohort of approximately sixty fellows are placed at nonprofit organizations across the country to provide direct representation to victims of crimes, including human trafficking, fraud/identity theft, campus sexual assault, and hate crime, and immigrant victims of crime with meritorious claims for immigration relief, and outreach and education to community partners. All fellows will incorporate crime victims’ rights enforcement into their practice and will receive training from the National Crime Victim Law Institute and other training and technical assistance providers.

Friends of Farmworkers will host TWO fellows as part of the Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps. The fellowship will begin on or about June 1, 2018 and end May/June 2020. This program is supported by an award from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime, Award Number 2017-MU-MU-K131, and private funding.

LOCATION: Philadelphia

We offer an excellent benefits package including the following:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision - fully covered by employer;

  • Short and Long Term Disability & Life Insurance;

  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance of up to $7,500 annually;

  • Generous paid leave policies.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Please email a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Deputy Director Liz Chacko at lchacko@friendsfw.org.


positions with the city of philadelphia

Deputy Revenue Commissioner  New

This role is responsible for developing and leading a team of directors engaged in managing all aspect of tax compliance, tax billing, accounting, remittance processing and account registration

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics or related field is required

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience managing a large organization or division involved in the collection of revenues

$115k - $120k

Communications and Marketing Coordinator New

This roll will be responsible for managing the day-to-day communications and marketing for the Philadelphia Marathon and related races

  • 4-6 years paid experience in Communications

  • Experience with both digital and traditional communications

$50-60k

Chief Information Officer  New

This position will guide all major information and communications initiatives for the City of Philadelphia

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

  • Experience managing large and complex technology operations

Salary is commensurate with experience

Deputy for Administrative Services  New

This position is responsible for  providing strategic and operational leadership and administrative oversight to the Office of Homeless Services

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • Experience working in a high level managerial capacity

$100k

Operational Services Manager  New

This position is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating supportive services for the department

  • Associate’s degree from an accredited college

  • Two years of experience in managing administrative operations and inventory management

Salary is commensurate with experience

Transit Policy Manager  New

This position focuses on the transit initiatives related to Connect, the City of Philadelphia’s forthcoming strategic transportation plan

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university. Master's degree desirable

  • One to three years’ experience in planning, operations, or related experience desirable

$50 - $55k

Data Manager

This role will provide technical and instructional support related to data management and reporting

  • Four (4) year college degree required

  • High proficiency with SQL Server, PostgreSQL

$45k - $60k

Deputy Director of Diversity and Inclusion

This position will be dedicated to making sure the Rebuild program increases access for minorities and women to work in the building trades

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required

  • Minimum of eight years professional, relevant experience

$110k - $125k

Executive Assistant to the Deputy

Commissioner

This position assigns, directs, coordinates, and tracks specific work efforts and projects in accordance with directives and guidelines of the Deputy

  • High School Diploma required with a

  • Minimum of five years’ experience as an Executive Assistant

$55k - $65k

Assistant City Solicitor

Represent the City and employees at arbitrations and research and analyze complex legal issues

  • The candidate should have at least 1-5 years of litigation experience

  • Law degree from an accredited law school and member in good standing of the Pennsylvania Bar

Salary is commensurate with experience

Data and Compliance Coordinator

This position is responsible for supporting the measurement and evaluation of PHLpreK which includes supporting partners, providers, and other external stakeholders with data collection and analysis

  • Three to five years’ experience in systems design or improvement

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

Salary is commensurate with experience