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Job Number
School Attorney 4.30.30
Application Deadline

Position Title
School Attorney
Required Application Type
Teacher / Admin
Salary/Pay Scale
Competitive, $65,000+ dependent upon experience
Job Description

Reports to:                 Director of Employer/Employee Relations

Location:                    Jefferson-Lewis BOCES, Administration Building

                                    20104 State Route 3, Watertown, New York 13601

Salary:                        Competitive, $65,000+ dependent upon experience

Benefits:                    Excellent health insurance, retirement, fringe benefits available

General Duties:        

  • Serves in capacity as In-House General Legal Counsel for subscribing component school districts
  • Responsible professional legal work performed with considerable leeway for the exercise of independent judgement in the analysis and disposition of cases for a school district.
  • Duties are performed according to established legal procedure and objectives outlined by the Board of Education. Final responsibility for accurate and efficient performance of legal work is vested in this position.
  • Attends to all suits and other matters to which the school district is a party; renders opinion orally or in writing whenever required by the Board of Education or other school official.
  • Approves forms given to and contracts made with board.
  • Drafts and approves proposed regulations and other legal documents.
  • Reviews legal matters and questions rendering opinions and advice for Board of Education.
  • General knowledge of the principles and practices of law; ability to get along well with others; conscientiousness and thoroughness; interest in maintaining a high standard of professional ethics; good professional judgment; good physical condition.
  • Work schedule includes occasional travel and evening meetings
  • Does related work as required. 
Civil Service Title
School Attorney
Job Qualifications


  • Licensed attorney admitted to practice in New York State
  • Knowledge of the Taylor Law, NYS Education Law, and NYS Civil Service Law
  • Excellent verbal, written and inter-personal relations skills
  • Knowledge of Windows/Word/ Excel computer programs
  • Ability to research legal issues presented in both hard copy and electronic medium (Westlaw)
Application Procedure

Apply By:       April 30, 2020

To Apply:       Complete the on-line application and apply. Upload cover letter and resume with your on line application.

Job Category
Administrator Position
Job Location
Administration Building

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