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Director, Settlements And Adjudications Duties : Responsible for investigating and adjusting claims filed against the City of New York. Settlements and Adjudications is the one of the three primary divisions of the BLA that handles non-tort claims. Resolving complex questions of risk and liability and effectively managing a sizable staff charged with the investigation and adjustment of complex contract claims and construction disputes, employment cases, special education, property damage, and matters involving real property taxes, eminent domain, and equitable claims against the City. Supervises and works closely with the Comptroller’s in-house engineers who serve as technical consultants and experts on construction-related claims and other disputes. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for analyzing and supervising work on claims the City itself is asserting against others. Effectively and efficiently manage the Division’s functions to ensure compliance with Bureau procedures and provide sophisticated claim and case analysis involving: the New York City Charter, New York City Administrative Code, General Municipal Law, Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law, Title VII, PPB Rules, False Claims Act, and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and the ADR provisions of the City’s standard construction contract. Coordinate and conducts, complex settlement negotiations with respect to high exposure matters, including construction and public works delay claims. Interact with the Law Department and various agencies to obtain all necessary factual information and legal analysis necessary to adjust claims. Draft clear, concise, and accurate analytical memoranda to recommend denial or approval of significant claims or litigation. Supervise the Comptroller’s s Engineering Division. Review ADR determination letters, and oversee matters before the Contract Dispute Resolution Board, and determine strategy in Article 78 proceedings. Communicate effectively and professionally with the staff of elected officials, agency personnel, attorneys, the public, and others, as necessary and work closely with all Bureaus within the Comptroller’s Office, and governmental agencies. Work with senior management to ensure initiatives support agency strategies and goals, advise and make recommendations to the Assistant Comptroller on all related matters. and, Perform related assignments and special projects as may be required.
Qualification and Experience
Qualification : Should have Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of full-time experience investigating and settling liability claims, 18 months of which must have been in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity or supervising a staff performing the investigation and settlement of liability claims or related work. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" above. However, must have the 18 months of experience in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity as described in "1" above. Demonstrated experience preparing clear, concise, and accurate analytical reports, including the provision of recommendations for review, creation, and modification of policies and procedures is required. Must have comprehensive knowledge of contract claims expected. as well as the Comptroller’s responsibilities regarding the investigation, adjustment and disposition of a wide variety of claims. and, the relationship between the Comptroller’s Office and the Law Department with respect to lawsuit dispositions. Should have Graduate degree from an accredited college or a Juris Doctor (JD) degree and substantial recent progressively responsible experience litigating claims. Exposure to analyzing engineering, agency, and audit reports and, working with engineering related claims is ideal. Should have Admission to the New York State Bar.
Job ID: 313070
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