Associate General Counsel, Legal Affairs
- New York City Office of Technology & Innovation
- Feb 05, 2023
- Feb 13, 2023
- Contract Type
Associate General Counsel
Salary: up to $130,000 Commensurate with Experience
The Legal Affairs unit is responsible for being the point of contact with the NYC Law Department in support of agency litigation; litigating employment discrimination complaints before city, state, and federal administrative bodies; conducting internal investigations; drafting and negotiating agreements and managing contract disputes; ensuring compliance with employment requirements of staff and contract personnel; ensuring compliance with records access, open data and intellectual property laws and obligations; conducting disciplinary proceedings before the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings; and performing other critical tasks as requested by the General Counsel.
- Draft and negotiate a variety of agreements, including NDAs and MOUs;
- Perform research and draft legal memoranda;
- Advise on employment matters;
- Represent DoITT in administrative proceedings before OATH and in limited court proceedings;
- Act as a liaison to the Law Department and Department of Investigation;
- Represent the Legal Affairs Unit at inter–agency meetings and committees;
- Act as liaison with the agency's Human Resources department and Office of Equity and Inclusion;
- Advise the Senior Counsel on prevailing wage law and other labor laws;
- Manage special legal projects and initiatives as assigned by the General Counsel.
Optimally, this candidate is a proactive self–starter possessed of a zeal for the law, willingness to roll–up their sleeves and complete tasks as needed, possesses strong written and verbal communication skills, pays rigorous attention to detail, is skilled at issue–spotting, has strong organizational and time management skills, and has a demonstrated interest in public service.
The preferred candidate should also possess the following:
- At least 4+ years of trial experience;
- Meticulous research skill and ability to interpret complex or highly technical laws, rules or regulations;
- Experience in employment law and familiarity with NY Civil Service Law;
- Ability to work effectively with staff in varied areas of responsibility;
- Knowledge of or interest in technology;
- Ability to analyze, study and report on the effects of city, state and federal legislation;
- Ability to draft concise communications and correspondence and draft and negotiate agreements;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and SharePoint, and the ability to work with databases in general.
Admission to the New York State Bar; and four years of recent full–time responsible, relevant, satisfactory legal experience subsequent to admission to any bar, eighteen months of which must have been in the supervision of other attorneys, in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or performing highly complex and significant legal work.
Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment.
SERIOUS CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO BE CONSIDERED
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