The Center for Creative Conflict Resolution (CCCR) serves as a conflict resource for New York City government, its agencies, employees, unions and the public they serve. Operating under the auspices of the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH), the Center works to create positive change in the ways conflicts are managed and resolved within New York City government. The Center provides a wide range of free services to City government employees and agencies, including workplace conflict mediation, conflict coaching, training, group facilitation, consultations, restorative practices and dispute system design.
The New York City Administrative Judicial Institute (AJI) at OATH, like its state judiciary counterpart, the New York State Judicial Institute, is a resource center that provides training, continuing education, research, and support services for the various administrative law judges and tribunals throughout New York City. The goal of the Institute is to improve the overall quality and professionalism of administrative justice in the city by enhancing public access to administrative tribunals, improving the efficiency and responsiveness of such tribunals, and keeping judges current on emerging legal trends, technology, courtroom skills, and administrative judicial reform.
Under the direction of and working closely with the Executive Director for CCCR and Director of the Administrative Judicial Institute, OATH seeks to hire one (1) full time attorney with mediation/conflict resolution experience to assist in the provision of all Center services, with a focus on mediation and conflict resolution training and restorative group processes, and secondarily, to provide supportive legal services to the Center and the Institute as needed, including legal research and writing and development, presentation and evaluation of judicial education programs.
Specific Duties will include, but are not limited to:
• Providing the full range of conflict services to Center clients for workplace disputes, including conflict coaching, conflict consultations, group facilitation, restorative practices, and mediation;
• Mediating disputes between neighbor and community residents and bars, residents and nightlife establishments, as well as commercial lease disputes between small businesses and landlords, through the Center’s outward facing MEND program;
• Assisting in the planning, development, delivery and evaluation of conflict related services, workshops and training for City agencies, unions and employees, including assisting in training on workplace conflict management, leadership skills, implicit bias, communication skills and mediator skills;
• Assisting in the provision of facilitative or restorative group services to City agency leadership, management and work unit teams;
• Facilitating or co-facilitating restorative community circles as a community service option for eligible respondents as mandated by the City’s Criminal justice Reform Act;
• Providing assistance to Center staff to increase the capacity and effectiveness of local outreach and direct services;
• Assisting the Director for the Administrative Judicial Institute in the planning, development, delivery and evaluation of judicial education training and workshops for city administrative law judges, hearing officers and administrative law practitioners;
• Providing legal counsel for the Institute and Center on programmatic issues, in consultation and coordination with OATH’s General Counsel’s Office
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. Admission to the New York State Bar; and either “2” or “3” below.
2. One year of satisfactory United States legal experience subsequent to admission to any state bar; or
3. Six months of satisfactory service as an Agency Attorney Interne (30086).
Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment.
In addition to meeting the minimum Qualification Requirements:
To be assigned to Assignment Level (AL) II, candidates must have one year of experience at Assignment Level I or two years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment. To be assigned to AL III candidates must have two years of experience in Assignment Levels I and/or II or three years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment.
Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate substantial experience in the provision of mediation and ADR processes and training on those processes; experience and training in restorative justice practices; experience in group facilitation and dialogue; exceptional communication, public speaking and interpersonal skills; excellent writing, organizational and analytical abilities; experience in understanding and managing work place conflict; knowledge of organizational development and change management theories; experience in diversity and inclusion, anti-racism and racial equity training; and demonstrated interest in mediation and conflict resolution. Minimum of 2 years mediation experience a must. Workplace mediation experience preferred. History of volunteerism, such as service in the AmeriCorps or Peace Corps, is viewed favorably
Applicant must be a New York City resident within 90 days of appointment. Interested candidates should apply online via NYC Careers on the NYC.gov website (http://www.nyc.gov/html/careers/html/home/home.shtml). No telephone calls, faxes or personal inquiries please. Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
For more information about OATH, visit us at: www.nyc.gov/oath
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.
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.