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Years of Experience
ProfileAssistant Counsel The candidate will handle issues involving labor and employment, art and entertainment, first amendment, environmental, land use/real estate, contract negotiation and drafting, rule-making and litigation in city, state and federal forums. Under supervision, with some latitude for independent judgment, assist in negotiating, drafting and reviewing agreements on behalf of the agency, including agreements for operation of the agency’s concessions and the maintenance & operation of park properties and facilities. Research and advise agency staff on a variety of legal issues related to the use of agency property, employment law, land use and relations with nonprofit partners.Assist in the review and interpretation of existing laws and rules and regulations, as well as in the preparation of new rules and regulations applicable to the agency. Perform legal research and draft memoranda and correspondence for the Office of the General Counsel.Work with the Law Department concerning ongoing litigation matters, including discovery and witness and trial preparation. Respond to Freedom of Information Law requests.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have admission to the New York State Bar; and either below: 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, 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.
2 years’ experience working in the legal profession is preferred. Experience drafting and negotiating contracts is desired. Litigation experience is preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and data management programs is preferred.
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
24 West 61st St.
New York City, NY 10023