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Assistant General Counsel

Company name

New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission

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Date Last Verified

Jul 25,2018

Posted on

Jun 11,2018


USD 66326 Annually


New York City, NY
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Assistant General Counsel Duties : Responsible for assisting with all aspects of matters handled by the Office of Legal Affairs, and also specifically be responsible for working with legislative staff, City agencies, and external stakeholders to advance the firm's mission through legislation and regulation, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and other agencies. Help manage constituent and policy-related inquiries from elected officials and help coordinate firm's role in the City, State, and Federal legislative process, and the preparation of the Commissioner and other senior managers’ participation in oversight and budgetary hearings. Reporting to the General Counsel/Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs. Research legal issues and abstract salient points and references from relevant cases. Assist in the review of agency contracts. Aid in the review and interpretation of existing laws, rules and regulations. Draft rules and legislation. Identify, track and analyze City, State and Federal legislation that impacts firm's and advise on opportunities to shape legislation or regulations to advance firm's mission, with an emphasis on New York City legislation. Advise agency personnel on all legislative and regulatory matters governing the area of concern and work with senior firm's staff to coordinate agency approach to legislation. Ensure that there are clear, timely written or oral reports interpreting and detailing relevant legislative and regulatory developments for agency review. Coordinate agency strategy for proposing and responding to legislation and regulatory initiatives in order to influence and advance the interests of firm's. Manage the preparation of position papers reflecting firm's policy on key legislation and regulations at the state, federal, regional, and local levels. Establish and build communications and working relationships with Mayor’s Office and City Council legislative staff. Prepare briefings for legislators and their staff on issues of importance to the agency. Work with External Affairs to develop strategies for community engagement on key initiatives and manage implementation of strategies. Liaison as directed with advocacy groups and other firm's stakeholders; ensure that advocacy and stakeholder groups have clear, timely information about firm's policies, work and intergovernmental/interagency efforts as appropriate.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification : The candidate should have Admission to the New York State Bar; AND 1+ year of satisfactory United States legal experience subsequent to admission to any State Bar; OR 6 months of satisfactory service as an Agency Attorney Interne (30086).
Incumbents 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, candidates must have 1+ year of experience at Assignment Level I or 2+ 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 3+ years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the Bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment.
Preferred Skills : Should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, effective problem-solving skills, and the ability to prioritize, manage time, and engage in multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Candidates should be highly motivated and able to work well independently and as part of a team. Should have relevant experience drafting legislative testimony and/or advocacy position papers. 1+ or more of the following academic or professional experiences: urban planning, transportation policy, public administration, public policy, economics, statistics, political science, or in a related degree program is preferred.

Additional info

Job ID: 348011

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission
33 Beaver Street
New York City, NY 10006

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