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Position TitleJob NumberJob DescriptionPay Scale
School Attorney/Labor Relations SpecialistSchool Attorney 10.31.21

Position: School Attorney/Labor Relations Specialist
               12 months, full-time

Reports to: Director of Employer/Employee Relations

Location: Jefferson-Lewis BOCES, Administration Building
               20104 State Route 3, Watertown, New York 13601
               Work schedule includes occasional travel and evening meetings

General Duties:        

  • Acts as Board’s legal agent & representative in negotiations process on behalf of school districts, including contractual analysis, proposal development, negotiation, and labor relations services related to the implementation of collective bargaining agreements.
  • Meets with and provides legal assistance, advice, and support to Superintendents and Boards of Education on a multitude of legal matters.
  • Supervises the execution & administration of contractual agreements between school districts & the various employee organizations. Assists school districts with various human resources and personnel related matters including counseling, discipline and termination proceedings.
  • Represents school districts in grievance & arbitration procedures, as well as hearings before the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB).
  • Assists school districts with investigations of employee misconduct & alleged civil rights violations by serving as an impartial investigator. 
  • Provides legal support and guidance on such other related services as assigned by the Director.
Competitive, $85,000+ dependent upon experience

The Jefferson-Lewis-Hamilton-Herkimer-Oneida BOCES (Jefferson-Lewis BOCES) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle complaints/inquiries regarding the BOCES non-discrimination policies: George Shaffer III, Esq., Director, Employer-Employee Relations, at Jefferson-Lewis BOCES, 20104 State Route 3, Watertown, NY 13601, or via email or phone at or (315) 779-7045. For further information on this notice of non-discrimination, visit: for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481. Please note that those wishing to file a complaint may also do so through the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights at