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December 22, 2015 4:43 PM | Anonymous member


The Environmental Control Board ("ECB") is one of four administrative courts overseen by the NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings ("OATH"). ECB conducts hearings based on violations issued by various NYC agencies against individuals and businesses for alleged violations of the City's laws and regulations. ECB conducts approximately 250,000 hearings each year, is comprised of over 300 employees, and operates offices in all five boroughs of the City.

ECB is seeking a creative, detail oriented, and experienced attorney to serve as its Executive Director. As the leader of a large and dynamic organization, it is essential that the Executive Director have substantial managerial experience and strong organizational abilities. Pro-activemanagement and creative problem solving are desirable skills. This position requires exceptional inter-personal and communication skills as well as strong writing and analytical abilities. The ability to perform data analysis is also required.

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the ECB, serves as a Deputy Commissioner at the agency level, and reports directly to the Commissioner/Chief Judge of OATH. In this role, the Executive Director must ensure that all hearings are fair and timely, and that all operations of the court reflect OATH's values of excellence, professionalism, efficiency, transparency, and access to justice for all parties.

The tasks for which the Executive Director will be responsible include, but are not limited to: ensuring that decisions are legally sound and are issued within established time frames; managing attorneys and non-legal staff in accordance with the relevant codes of conduct, rules and regulations; setting and monitoring performance indicators; developing long and short term strategies that enhance operational and adjudicatory efficiency; preparing and implementing annual strategic initiatives; managing relationships with numerous NYC agencies and key stakeholders; utilizing technology to enhance the mission and goals of ECB; participating in monthly meetings of the ECB Board; and responding to media and public inquiries. The Executive Director will also oversee all of ECB's facilities to ensure an appropriate
environment for the hearings.

Qualification Requirements
A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and at least ten (10) years of substantive legal experience, and at least five (5) years of experience in a senior supervisory position.

Special Note: This position is classified in the non-competitive class

PLEASE NOTE: New York City residency is 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.

Education requirements

Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school

How to apply

Applicant must be a City resident within 90 days of appointment. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample, along with salary history, to Karen Livingston, Assistant Commissioner for Employee Services, Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, 40 Rector Street, 18th floor, New York, NY 10006. You may also email your resume to No telephone calls, faxes or personal inquiries please. Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please indicate JVN number 820-2013-115633 on your submission.

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