GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- The Greenburgh Town Attorney’s Office currently is seeking to fill a Deputy Town Attorney position in the field of Tax Certiorari.
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.
The attorney will also be required to negotiate possible settlements with opposing Petitioners’ counsel on a daily basis; meet 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.
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.
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.