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Representative Payee Program Supervising Attorney 

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About the Organization Disability Rights New York (DRNY), the Protection and Advocacy System for New York State, is seeking an experienced individual with a passion for achieving justice for individuals with disabilities. This is an opportunity to join a statewide organization advancing the civil rights and legal rights of people with disabilities. DRNY challenges systemic abuse, neglect, discrimination, and legal rights violations through legal case-handling, individual and systemic reform litigation, public investigations, advocacy, and collaboration with stakeholders. Justice for individuals with disabilities is DRNY's focus.


The Supervising Attorney will oversee the coordination and administration of all aspects of the state-wide Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of the Representative Payee program. This responsibility includes direct supervision of the legal and non-legal staff and oversight of investigations of Representative Payees.

Essential Functions

  • Oversees program planning, investigations, and monitoring activities;
  • Supervises staff within the program, including recruiting, training, planning, scheduling, and evaluating staff;
  • Ensures investigations and follow-up processing are timely, accurate, and complete;
  • Maintains a professional level of knowledge of issues affecting clients;
  • Collaborates with Program Director to implement, evaluate, and report on annual goals and objectives of the program;
  • Leads and collaborates with colleagues on assigned projects;
  • Develops and manages outreach activities promoting community understanding and support of DRNY’s objectives;
  • Supports DRNY’s policies, procedures and practices;
  • Demonstrates commitment to professional and ethical standards;
  • Identifies when support from legal staff required;
  • Conducts investigations when required;
  • Significant travel including overnights across New York State;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Management experience overseeing and providing direction to professional staff;
  • Fiscal management or fraud investigation experience;
  • Licensed attorney in NY state and in good standing;
  • Excellent interviewing and investigation skills;
  • Must pass required background checks and obtain required clearances;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills;
  • Excellent judgement and problem solving skills;
  • Ability to work efficiently, independently, and collaboratively;
  • Demonstrated interest and commitment to civil rights or public interest law;
  • Valid New York State Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A passion for working with mission-driven organizations;
  • Certified Fraud Examiner certification;
  • Experience leading an investigative or monitoring team;
  • Experience managing remote staff;
  • Prior leadership experience within a public organization, nonprofit organization or law firm;
  • Litigation experience;
  • Knowledge of SSA Representative Payee Program.
  • Experience working with people with disabilities.

Working Conditions

This individual usually performs work in an office environment but the mission of the organization may sometimes take them to non-standard workplace. This individual will be expected to travel within and outside the state as necessary. This individual's primary location will be Albany or Rochester, NY.

Internal Scope

Schedule: 9am-5pm Reports to: Program Director Travel: Yes, 40% +

To view more about our organization, check out our YouTube videos highlighting DRNY’s mission in advocating for the civil rights of individuals with disabilities. Please visit our DRNY YouTube Channel and review our DRNY Newsletter.

Position Requirements  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Disability Rights New York - Albany  
Position Supervising Attorney  
Number of Openings 1  

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