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Job opening -deputy town attorney (tax certiorari}
Release Date: February 17, 2016
The Greenburgh Town Attorney’s Office in Westchester, N.Y. currently has a Deputy Town Attorney position available in the field of Tax Certiorari. Please circulate the following employment opportunity.Job Description: The primary assignments for the attorney selected for this position will be to defend all Tax Certiorari Proceedings brought against the Town of Greenburgh by aggrieved commercial taxpayers under Article 7 of the Real Property Tax Law. Such responsibility includes the following: defending approximately 650-700 +/- commercial case filings annually, including condominium and co-operative residential complexes; Answering calendar call and attending court conferences with the Judge of the Part, currently Judge Bruce Tolbert; ordering appraisals on selected cases within the constraints of the Town’s annual budget; coordinating with ten (10) town-wide School District attorneys and six (6) Village attorneys with respect to settlement offers and negotiations; negotiating possible settlements with opposing Petitioners’ counsel on a daily basis; meeting annually with the three Fire Districts in the unincorporated part of Town (Greenville, Fairview and Hartsdale), to estimate projected settlements within each District, to assist in District budgeting process; meeting annually with Town Comptroller to provide estimate of potential refunds on Tax Certiorari cases; meeting weekly with Town Assessor and Deputy Town Assessor to discuss possible assessment reductions regarding current Tax Certiorari proceedings on selected cases; preparing cases for trial that do not appear to be moving toward settlement and conferring with Town Assessor on current Town-wide revaluation process.
The Deputy Town Attorney position is a full-time permanent position.
Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the New York State Bar and should have at least 3 years post-J.D. experience handling Tax Certiorari cases. Applicants must also possess excellent research and writing skills, superior oral communication and inter-personal skills and a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment.
Salary: The range of basic pay is $103,000 to $113,500 plus health benefits.
Interested persons should forward a resume to MSalciccia@greenburghny.com to the attention of Town Attorney Tim Lewis.
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