The FDNY has created a new position to strengthen the department's minority recruitment and diversity programs.
Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano on Tuesday announced the appointment of Jose Maldonado as the fire department's first Associate Commissioner for Compliance.
The 57-year-old Maldonado is a graduate of New York University School of Law. His public service includes stints as assistant district attorney for New York County and deputy attorney general in the State Attorney General's Office.
He also served as commissioner of Juvenile Justice and Consumer Affairs under former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
A federal judge has ruled that the fire department discriminated against minorities in its entrance exam. Some minorities who might have otherwise been hired weren't, and others who were hired might have been hired sooner.
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