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Posted on: 5 Sep 2020 148 views
: Deputy General Counsel

Salary :            $ 88,936.00 - $223,761.00 (Annual)

Job Description
Department of Transportation’s Division of Legal Affairs seeks to hire two Deputy General Counsels with substantial New York City Government experience. The selected candidates will manage and provide the General Counsel and Agency divisions with support and legal advice with respect to agency initiatives and programs.

Reporting directly to the General Counsel, with wide latitude for independent judgment, areas of responsibilities may include: drafting and interpreting complex legislation, rules and regulations such as DOT’s Traffic and Highway Rules, NYC Administrative Code, NYS Vehicle and Traffic Laws, ADA, MUTCD, and FOIL;  public procurement; litigation-related matters including  Article 78, commercial, tort and affirmative claims; Land Use; SDOT/MTA/TBTA/PA issues; franchises, concessions and consents; bike and pedestrian programs; and internal/external audits.

Typical tasks include directly handling responsibilities of an increasingly complex and sophisticated nature and supervising agency attorneys in the handling of their tasks to resolve client issues as needed. Reviews, drafts or supervises the drafting of complex legal documents as needed and interacts with senior agency executive personnel. Supervises and trains staff in the preparation of transactional and administrative documentation and processes. Provides legal direction, advises on matters of legal strategy and serves as liaison with the Law Department and other City or State agencies as and when needed. Serves as legal counsel to the agency’s managerial and executive staff; advises and makes recommendations on questions of law, fact and administrative policy; may perform the duties of the supervisor in his/her temporary absence; or perform assignments equivalent to those described herein. Also supervises support staff as needed.

Minimum Qual Requirements
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.
Preferred Skills
Demonstrated familiarity with Negotiating and Drafting Interagency, Construction and/or Maintenance Agreements, NYC Procurement Policy Board Rules, the NYC Standard Construction Contract, NYC ADR and CDRB proceedings, City Administrative Procedure Act (CAPA), Title 19 of the NYC Administrative Code, NYS Vehicle and Traffic Laws, Transportation Policy issues, ADA applicability, and Article 78 Proceedings, with at least 10 years of progressively complex legal experience and 5 years of supervisory experience strongly preferred. Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment sought. Demonstrated exceptional organizational, written and oral communications, problem solving, and analytic skills appreciated.

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