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Executive Agency Counsel The candidate assists in the agencyâ€™s formulation of policies and procedures on many complex and sensitive legal issues affecting DDC, including construction law, environmental law, tort law, labor and employment, procurement, and litigation issues. Key responsibilities include: managing litigation support for DDC in coordination with the Law Dept. on tort cases and in coordination with the Law Dept. and the New York City Comptrollers Chief Engineer on complex construction cases; coordinating with the Law Dept. to ensure compliance with existing laws, regulations and guidelines set by the Federal, State and City authorities, with a particular emphasis on the review of both new and established procedures geared to safeguard agency compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and all regulations and requirements mandated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). S/he will review, negotiate, and prepare complex agency construction and construction related contracts and review contracts for approval as to form, including various types of professional service contracts; supervise Agency Attorneys performing similar functions; and serve as the agencyâ€™s chief legal officer in the absence of the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel. Admission to the New York State Bar; and 4+ 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. Must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment. Should preferably have 10+ years of full-time experience working for New York City in an attorney position and title.
Job ID # 333352.
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