Supervisors BREH, LAURIA AND ARGOTSINGER offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION CREATING ONE (1) FULL-TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (PUBLIC DEFENDER) POSITION IN THE PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE

WHEREAS, in conjunction with the plan to meet new NYS Indigent Legal Services Commission (ILS) requirements to comply with the Hurrell-Harring Lawsuit Settlement, the Public Defender has requested a position of Administrative Assistant (Public Defender) for the Public Defender’s Office; and

WHEREAS, the Personnel Director has reviewed said request and proposed job duties and classified the title as Administrative Assistant (Public Defender); and

WHEREAS, a NYS ILS Counsel at First Appearance (CAFA) grant will cover costs for salary and benefits of said position that exceed prior year’s costs for administrative support for the Public Defender’s Office; and

WHEREAS, the Committees on Public Safety, Personnel and Finance have endorsed the need for one (1) Administrative Assistant (Public Defender) for the Public Defender’s Office; and WHEREAS, Resolution 104 of 2019 appropriated CAFA grant funds into the 2019 Budget for said increased costs; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That there be, and hereby is, created one (1) Administrative Assistant (Public Defender) position (Grade A-12; 2019 Start Rate: $17.72 per hour, Permanent One Year Rate: $20.85 per hour) in the Public Defender’s Office; effective May 1, 2019; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Personnel Director and Public Defender do each and everything necessary to further the purport of this Resolution; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, Public Defender, Personnel Director, Payroll Division, Budget Director/County Auditor and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.

Seconded by Supervisor PERRY and adopted by the following vote:
TOTAL: Ayes: 17 Nays: 0 Absent: 3 (Supervisors Callery, Rice and Waldron)

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