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Assistant General Counsel Contracts Office Of General Counsel

Company name

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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Job Type


Valid Through

Dec 25,2019

Posted on

Sep 11,2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 61237 to 75981 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


Queens, NY, United States

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Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
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Assistant General Counsel - Contracts, Office of General Counsel
The candidate work closely with the agency programs to create contracts, memoranda of understanding, and other agreements with private vendors, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and other government agencies using Contrak and APT, Lexis-Nexis, WestLaw and Accurint applications. Draft highly difficult and complex contracts, modifications, amendments, and other agreements, and memoranda of understanding with government agencies and private vendors. Provide advice and counsel to agency personnel on contract related matters. Serves as liaison between the Office of the General Counsel and the Agency Chief Contracting Officer (ACCO) on all procurement matters. Negotiate contracts as specifically signed by General Counsel for Health. Obtain Law Departments' approval of contracts. Under general direction of the General/Deputy General Counsel and Executive Agency Counsel, with wide latitude for the exercise of independent initiative and judgment, analyzes and drafts important and complex legal documents and opinions for the Department. Represent the General Counsel/Deputy General Counsel and Executive Agency Counsel at meetings and conferences with various Federal, State and NYC officials.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have admission to the New York State Bar; and either: 1 year of satisfactory United States legal experience subsequent to admission to any state bar; or Six months of satisfactory service as an Agency Attorney Interne (30086). Must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment.
In addition to meeting the minimum Qualification Requirements:
To be assigned to Assignment Level (AL) II, must have 1 year of experience at Assignment Level I or two years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment. To be assigned to AL III candidates must have 2 years of experience in Assignment Levels I and/or II or three years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment.
Should preferably have Knowledge of Procurement Policy Board Rules. Strong background in contracts, real estate, and construction law is desired. Experience with trademark and intellectual properties law is preferred. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of WestLaw, CLEAR and Lexis Nexis is desired.

Deadline: 11/13/2019.

Additional info

ID number # 406148. Send Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title. Current Resume. Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone).

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
42-09 28th Street
Queens, NY 11101

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