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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


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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


south jersey legal services, inc.

Managing Attorney – Camden County Neighborhood Unit

 

JOB SUMMARY:
To assure the highest quality of legal representation by the Camden County Neighborhood Unit;
to manage, supervise and provide leadership to attorneys, paralegals and support staff; to engage
in impact representation, litigation planning and strategy, and community education within the
community; to be a confidential member of the SJLS management team and to work with the
Executive Director, Deputy Director and Director of Litigation and Advocacy in ensuring
compliance with all rules, regulations and funding requirements of the program.

SPECIAL DUTIES:
 Developing and maintain good local bar/bench relations;
 Assisting with recruitment for the Private Attorney Involvement (PAI) Program;
 Providing legal representation to eligible individuals and groups;
 Engaging in representation on matters that affect the client community and/or which seek
to effectuate systematic change in conditions that adversely affect the client community;
 Coordinating, with the local legal and client community, establishment of office goals
and priorities;
 Where appropriate and/or necessary, serving as co-counsel;
 Directly managing and monitoring of all legal and non-legal staff in the office(s);
including recommendations for hiring, discipline and firing, in accordance with company
policies and procedures and collective bargaining agreements;
 Hiring of clerical staff for the office; (temporaries), with approval of the Executive
Director;
 Assuring the timely attendance of personnel at work assignments, including: approving
time sheets; granting approval to accrue compensatory hours, approving or denying
requests for paid leave of absences, issuing warning notices;
 Timekeeping;
 Deploying office staff and assigning cases as needed;
 Providing training to staff on a day-to-day basis;
 Attending and actively participating in management meetings;
 Representing Management in the handling of employee grievances;
 Contributing to the formulation of personnel directives;
 Assisting in developing and coordinating necessary training;
 Developing legal education activities in the Legal Services and local Bar communities;
 Evaluating the performance and capability of the attorneys, paralegals and other staff working in the unit(s) to which s/he is assigned;
 Developing and implementing systematic approaches to legal problem solving;
 Preparing reports and applications for funding sources and government agencies;
 Working with administration in ensuring the unit/office has adequate supplies;
 Overseeing the function and maintenance of the physical office; and
 Performing additional duties assigned by the Executive Director, the Deputy Director and Director of Litigation and Advocacy Directors.

REQUIREMENTS:
 Admission to practice law in New Jersey;
 Graduation from an accredited law school;
 Ability to relate to low income clients and groups with demonstrated interest in poverty law issues and/or public interest service;
 At least 5 years of legal experience;
 Demonstrated leadership and supervisory capabilities;
 Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Those desiring to apply for this position should submit a resume and references to Brittani Morris, Director of Human Resources, 745 Market St. Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at bmorris@lsnj.org. Generous benefits package. Salary depends on experience. EOE/AA Employer.


The Social Security Office of Hearings Operations

ATTORNEY ADVISOR

 

Objective                         SSA is seeking job applicants willing to:

§  Understand the unique and critical role of Social Security in society

§  Assume responsibility for doing the job right the first time

§  Value our customers and treat them with respect and consideration

§  Celebrate diversity and recognize the value of a multi-cultural workforce

§  Continuously work to improve the quality of our products and services

 

Positions                         Attorney Advisors (AAs)

·       Serve as an attorney advisor to Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) rendering advice and assistance in pre-hearing development, post-hearing development and other post-hearing actions;

·       Analyze, research and develop cases;

·       Formulate comprehensive decisions and otherwise act on requests for hearings involving difficult legal and factual issues;

·       Participates fully and assists the ALJ in the formulation of the case decision.

·       Eligible grades depending on qualifications – GS-9. GS-11, GS-12.

 

Requirement                    United States Citizenship is required

                                           Proof of Bar Membership

 

Location

Philadelphia Office of Hearings Operations, Social Security Administration, 1601 Market Street, 21st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

 

Salary

Complete salary tables that include locality payment are available at http://www.opm.gov/oca/payrates/index.htm

 

Benefits

You will be eligible to participate in a retirement program, thrift savings plan, health benefits for individuals or families, life insurance, long term care insurance and flexible spending accounts.  There are 10 paid federal holidays per year and new employees earn 13 vacation days per year.  All employees earn 13 sick days per year with no carryover limit.  The government offers subsidized transportation, and much more.  For a detailed description of all the benefits see  http://www.socialsecurity.gov/careers/pay&benefits.htm

 

How to Apply

Send your resume and proof of Bar Membership to:  Office of Hearings Operations, 1601 Market Street, 21st Floor, Philadelphia PA 19013, ATTN:  Jacalyn Sykes, Hearing Office Director or Jacalyn.Sykes@ssa.gov. 

Recruitment Time Period --------  

                                                            Closes:              4/11/18

If you have questions about this position, contact Jacalyn Sykes, Hearing Office Director, at (866) 964-6288, Ext. 16502.


postings with city solicitor's office

Job Title:

Assistant City Solicitor

Department:

Law Department – Right-to-Know Division

Salary Range (optional)

Commensurate with education and experience

Application deadline:

March 30, 2018 (Review will be rolling)

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 development.

The Right-to-Know Division of the Legislation Unit is a collegial, fast-paced, challenging practice group that bridges both litigation and transactional practice in which attorneys are, with appropriate training and supervision, expected to independently manage a high-volume caseload of Right-to-Know Requests, appeals, and related legal guidance to all City departments, offices and boards.

 

Position Summary

The City of Philadelphia Law Department seeks a licensed PA attorney for the Legislation Unit’s Right-to-Know Division.  Responsibilities include advising all City departments, offices, and boards on legal issues concerning the Right-to-Know Law, and various other laws concerning privacy, confidentiality, and the public release of information.  The division also provides guidance on record retention in coordination with the primary Law Department division that represents a particular department and the Litigation Unit. Attorney will also be responsible for training City employees and officials and Open Records Officers on compliance with the Right-to-Know Law.  Strong analytical, negotiation, research, persuasive writing, and organizational skills are essential.  1-5 years in practice and litigation experience strongly preferred. 

 

Essential Functions

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

  • Advising and representing the City of Philadelphia in all matters relating to the Right-to-Know Law, as well as other related laws and matters.
  • Negotiating, reviewing, and drafting settlement and confidentiality agreements.
  • Reviewing records and providing legal advice on the public release of such records.
  • Reviewing, evaluating, and periodically updating form and training documents to account for changes in the law and to improve the quality and organization of such documents.
  • Working closely with clients to assure compliance with applicable law.
  • Communicating with City business stakeholders and subject matter experts, vendors and others with interest in the release of City records and information.
  • Researching issues and drafting memoranda and other documents relating to the City’s obligations under the Right-to-Know Law and other related laws
  • Representing the City on appeals of Right-to-Know Law requests and related litigation
  • Advising the City on document retention matters
  • Conducting research and analyzing legal issues
  • Interpreting City, State and Federal laws, rulings, and regulations
  • Performing administrative functions related to the practice of law

 

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

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

·       Ability to research and analyze what applicable laws and regulations apply to a specific matter

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

·       Ability to independently manage a large volume of high profile projects with short deadlines

·       Ability to work collaboratively in a team and support fellow attorneys

·       Skill in the areas of persuasive writing, legal writing, oral advocacy, negotiation, and legal research

 

Qualifications (Education and Experience)

The candidate should have 1-5 years of applicable experience. 

Candidates must be a member of the Pennsylvania Bar in good standing.

 

Additional Information

Interested candidates should apply through SmartRecruiters at: http://smrtr.io/2k33Ug

Any questions related to this position should be directed to Jo Rosenberger Altman, Divisional Deputy City Solicitor, Right-to-Know Division (Jo.RosenbergerAltman@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:

 

Job Title:

Assistant City Solicitor

Department:

Law Department: Tax Unit

Salary Range (optional)

Commensurate with education and experience

Application deadline:

April 1, 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 Tax Unit represents the City, as plaintiff, seeking to collect taxes and certain other amounts owed to the City, and represents the City as defendant in cases where taxpayers dispute their liabilities.   The Department of Revenue is responsible for collecting all taxes due to the City and to the School District of Philadelphia, and for collecting water and sewer charges and certain other debts to the City.  From time to time, the Law Department seeks professional services providers to assist it in its work, including third-party collection services.  The Department of Revenue is selected to administer these contracts, in conjunction with the Law Department’s Tax Unit, because of its expertise in the field of taxation and because of its experience in hiring tax collectors.

 

Position Summary

·       The City of Philadelphia Law Department is seeking to hire an attorney with 1-3 years of litigation experience as an Assistant City Solicitor in Tax Unit’s Mass Litigation unit. This is an entry level position. Prior litigation experience is preferred, and applicants must be members of the Pennsylvania Bar. Strong writing and research skills is required.  In addition, excellent organizational and time management skills is necessary.  Top 25 percent of graduating law school class is preferred.   Judicial law clerks and fellows is a plus. Professional work experience before law school is also a plus. 

·       This is an excellent opportunity to obtain tax litigation experience.

 

Essential Functions

The duties of an Assistant City Solicitor in the Tax Unit’s Mass Litigation unit primarily consist of litigating agency and state court actions from the pleading stage through arbitration or trial, which encompasses:

•         Reviewing and filing municipal court actions;

•         Trying state court collection cases before the Municipal Court, Arbitration panels, and the Court of Common Pleas;

•         Trying agency appeal cases before the Tax Review Board and resulting statutory appeals in state court;

•         Attending court conferences and hearings;

•         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, 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 opposing parties, agency board members, arbitrators, or judges and listen, answer questions, and employ diplomacy in challenging situations.

·       Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work on teams and collaborate with colleagues and clients

·       Excellent research and writing skills.

·       Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a demonstrated ability to identify and analyze legal issues within complex fact patterns.

 

Qualifications (Education and Experience)

·       The candidate should have at least 1-3 years of litigation experience.

·       Law degree at an accredited law school and member in good standing of the Pennsylvania Bar.

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

 

Additional Information

Interested candidates should apply through SmartRecruiters at: http://smrtr.io/72kDuQ

Any questions related to this position should be directed to Frank Paiva, Chief Deputy of Tax Litigation, Law Department (Frank.Paiva@phila.gov). 

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


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