Administrative Law Judge, M3
THE CITY OF NEW YORK
OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE TRIALS AND HEARINGS
Job ID 532106
Job Title/Level: Administrative Law Judge, M3
Number of Positions: 2
Salary Range: $150,000.00 - $161,195.00 (Annual)
Work Location: Manhattan
The City of New York’s Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) is the nation’s largest administrative tribunal, holding approximately 400,000 trials and hearings a year. As the City’s central, independent administrative law court, OATH adjudicates a wide range of matters filed by nearly every city agency, board and commission. OATH also houses the Center for Creative Conflict Resolution which provides mediation and restorative justice support to City government agencies and the general public, and the Administrative Judicial Institute, a resource center that provides training, continuing education, research and support services for administrative law judges and hearing officers.
Within OATH’s Trials Division, an OATH Administrative Law Judge adjudicates cases involving different subject matter areas, including civil service law, zoning and land use, housing, licensing, conflicts of interest, city contracts, human rights law, consumer and worker protection laws, and vehicle seizures. OATH Administrative Law Judges are subject to the NYS and NYC Codes of Judicial Conduct, and must maintain the highest standards of ethics, both professionally and personally.
Under the supervision of the Chief Administrative Law Judge, the Administrative Law Judge:
- Conducts formal trials pursuant to federal, state, and local law
- Prepares written decisions that include a summary and analysis of evidentiary and legal issues
- Presides at pre-trial settlement conferences
- Participates in and leads special projects at OATH
Appointment by the Chief Administrative Law Judge is for a term of five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
- A license to practice law in the State of New York and not less than five (5) years of recent full-time relevant legal experience gained subsequent to Bar admission; or
- A satisfactory equivalent.
- Exceptional analytical ability, ability to prepare well-reasoned decisions within strict time frames.
- Outstanding writing skills.
- Qualities of judicial demeanor, poise, discretion, patience, collegiality, and sound judgment.
- Ability to handle complex trials and issue timely decisions, while producing a highly professional work product.
- Proficiency in Word, Microsoft Outlook, computerized legal research.
- Experience as a litigator or as a judge or Hearing Officer.
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As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered City employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.
SUBMISSION OF A RESUME IS NOT A GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE AN INTERVIEW.
APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OVERSIGHT APPROVAL.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
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