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Assistant Unit Chief-early Intervention Unit

Company name

The New York City Law Department

Organization Type


Job Type



94092 - 0

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Nov 16,2017

Posted on

Nov 15,2017
Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Assistant Unit Chief-early Intervention Unit The candidate under the general supervision of the Unit and Deputy Unit Chief, the Assistant Unit Chief of the Early Intervention Unit assists the Unit and Deputy Chief in overseeing the daily operations of the Unit. The duties for this position will include: Oversight and training of the Pleading and Representation Group [“PRG”]; Oversee Employee Representation Notice process – ensure notification sent and establish a follow-up process with agencies; Oversight of the division’s Requests for Legal Representation; Training and coordinating the activities of the support staff and attorneys to maximize the staff’s full potential; Identify and interview key non-party witnesses, such as first-responders and bring them in to preserve their recollections; Chair weekly PRG meetings to discuss relevant issues that arise, stay abreast of important case law and recent representation decisions, and facilitate team building; Oversee data entry protocols for both Law Manager and Hot Docs; Identify matters eligible for early settlement; and obtain Comptroller authority; Settle cases; Review, assign, and edit motion papers; Collect and report PRG statistics; and Assist in general management of the EIU.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have: substantial legal experience in all areas of municipal tort law. Should have strong legal analytical skills; demonstrated exceptional organizational, managerial, and supervisory abilities. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and judgment; superior writing ability. Should have superior negotiation skills; knowledge of case assessment and settlement values; and knowledge of computer systems, Law Manager, HotDocs, Sharepoint outlook calendar, outlook, excel, OAISIS, and PowerPoint are preferred.

Deadline: 11/23/2017

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