Civil Service Title: Legal Assistant (Tentative)
Salary Range: $51,386 – $68,051 (Tentative)
Agency: Police Accountability Board
Openings: To Be Determined
Location: Rochester, NY
Accepting Applications: To Be Determined
Application Deadline: To Be Determined
Where You Would Work
The Police Accountability Board is an independent agency within the City of Rochester charged with overseeing and reimagining Rochester’s policing system. The Board investigates potential wrongdoing by Rochester police officers, brings change and transparency to the Rochester Police Department, and educates and engages community members in the work of reimagining public safety. The Board is committed to performing these tasks in a workplace defined by accountability, equity, transparency. The Board’s headquarters are located in Rochester’s downtown core.
What You Would Do
Employees in this proposed entry-level position would provide a wide range of assistance across the Board’s Investigations Division. Legal Assistants will primarily help with organizing, reviewing and preparing a variety of legal documents and data. Legal Assistants also help with conducting legal research, preparing presentations and reports, scheduling interviews, coordinating hearings, tracking projects, and providing correspondence and scheduling support as needed. The Employee may also serve as an intergovernmental point of contact for the Division. Employees would be supervised by the Chief of Investigations. Related work would be performed as required.
Who We Are Looking To Hire
The Board is looking to hire people that reflect the diversity of Rochester and are committed to our community and our mission. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Board strongly encourages people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, and gender non-conforming persons to apply. All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
Benefits You Would Receive
The City of Rochester offers the Board’s full-time employees a benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance. Board employees receive generous vacation, holiday and sick leave benefits in the context of a flexible, supportive work environment. Employees can also receive up to $6,000 toward the purchase of a home in Rochester, up to $3,000 in annual tuition assistance, and reimbursement for certain transit costs.
In addition to this standard benefits package, employees in this position would undergo extensive training in oversight, policing, and public safety reform. Moreover, working in this position could qualify employees for student loan forgiveness through the federal government’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. To learn more, visit the Program’s website HERE.
Proposed Qualifications & Requirements
To qualify for this proposed position, you may have to meet the following proposed minimum qualifications, which include a high school diploma or G.E.D. plus:
- Five (5) years of experience in claims investigation; or
- An Associate’s degree plus four (4) years of experience as described above; or
- A Bachelor’s degree plus three (3) years of experience as described above; or
- A certificate from a paralegal/legal assistant program plus two (2) years of experience as described above; or
- At least one (1) year of post graduate education in law plus two (2) years of experience as described above.
This position would have a residency requirement. If hired for this position, you would have one year to move within the City of Rochester. Continued residency in the City would be required throughout your tenure.
Get Notified About Openings for This Position
The Board is planning on posting openings for a Legal Assistant position in the near future. If you are interested in applying for this position or one similar to it, use the below form to send us your name and email. We will contact you if and when positions become available. Submit all other questions to [email protected].