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ProfileAgency Counsel The candidate work under the direction of its Director of Legal Affairs and Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs. Will be introduced to the structure of New York City government and emergency management functions; handling a broad range of matters such as preparing and reviewing contractual agreements; reviewing procurement issues; drafting memoranda of understanding for mutual aid agreements, intra-agency and intergovernmental agreements; performing research and review of the law as applicable to emergency planning; assisting in the development of policies and strategies to address issues related to people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs in Citywide emergency plans; preparing informative or explanatory material on laws, agency regulations and agency policy for general use by the agency and the public; responsible for review of Citywide emergency plans and records for responses to Freedom of Information Requests; performance of administrative duties and special projects as directed by the supervisor. Will be assigned to an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) team, and will be expected to work non-business hours during emergency activations. Also participate in drills and exercises, assist with Ready NY presentations to external groups, and will undertake special projects as assigned.
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).
Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment. Work or clinical experience in litigation and document review is preferred.
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.
Knowledge of New York CPLR; General Municipal Law and NY State Executive Law is preferred. Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and related State and local civil rights laws and regulations pertaining to people with disabilities and knowledge of concerns of others who have access and functional needs, such as the elderly, children and non-English speakers is desired. Knowledge of New York Freedom of Information Law (Public Officers Law §87 et. seq.) is preferred. Must possess the ability to develop policy and legal analyses that provide a foundation for emergency planning and initiatives. Should have strong writing skills. Must have superior knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel and familiarity with Westlaw and/or Lexis/Nexis software.
Job ID: 329959
NYC Office of Emergency Management
165 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, NY 11201