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ProfileDeputy General Counsel The candidate will provide legal support to the General Counsel. Will supervise and manage a team of seven, including three attorneys, and will be responsible for mentoring members of the Legal Team. Under direction of the General Counsel, review legal documents, including domestic relations orders, powers of attorney, guardianship papers, letters of administration, and letters testamentary. Write memorandum and correspondence responding to complex questions of law. Prepare and represents System in complex administrative actions. Responsibilities also include providing ad hoc assistance on special legal projects as they arise at the direction of the General Counsel, including providing comprehensive day-to-day legal counsel to staff on a variety of general management, programmatic and contractual issues. Follow-up of delegated work to the team must be very thorough. Direct and supervise disciplinary investigations and research utilizing the NYS Civil Service Law, agency standards of conduct, and other agency and city policies related to discipline, and may represent the interests of the Agency in the most complex and significant cases, and draft important policy statements, contracts, and complex legislation.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have admission to the New York State Bar; and 48 months of recent full-time responsible, relevant, satisfactory legal experience subsequent to admission to any Bar, 18 months of which should 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 member of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment. Should preferably have 5 years of experience in the supervision of the other attorneys, preferably in a government setting. Knowledge of City government, pension laws, and Procurement Policy Board rules is required. Should have experience in reviewing legal documents for accuracy. Excellent legal writing skills are required. Proficiency in tract writing is needed. Knowledge of and proficiency in Lexis/Nexis is a must.
Application Deadline: April 25, 2018.
Job ID: 341362. Submit resume and cover letter.
The New York City Employee Retirement System (NYCERS)
335 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201-3751