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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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Managing General Counsel - Public Finance The candidate will oversees the legal services provided to management and staff in relation to public clients, private clients or policy and administration, ensuring they are competent and consistent with the policies and objectives of the organisation. Supervise staff in particular area of operations (public clients, private clients or policy and administration) and the quality of legal advice being given to other divisions of the organisation related to construction, procurement, liens, public finance, asset management, workouts, corporate matters, labor relations, human resources, grant administration, investments, litigation, insurance, eminent domain, environmental affairs and/or real estate. Apprise General Counsel of all significant activities and advise General Counsel when their involvement in an activity is needed. Serve as deputy to General Counsel and act for the General Counsel with respect to certain designated areas in the General Counsel's absence. Advise Construction Services on complex matters pertaining to procurement, contractor claims, liens and bonds, including the preparation and review of legal documents pertaining thereto. Coordinate with the Attorney General's Office and manage outside counsel in connection with litigation in which the organisation is involved. Supervise bond counsel and review and prepare legal documents used in connection with the organisation's debt issuances. Supervise the administration of various grant programs, including the formulation of policies and procedures with respect thereto, and related reporting. Act as the liaison with New York State agencies and Legislative houses involved in the administration of the various grant programs. Advise the organisation staff with respect to general corporate matters such as Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests, ethical issues, insurance matters, systems issues and real estate matters. Participate and advise the organisation on labor matters, including collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations and disciplinary proceedings. Prepare legislation and render advice on the organisation's legislative program; prepare reports to the Governor regarding pending legislation. Review and provide legal advice with respect to investment, custodial, wire transfer and other agreements for the Finance division. Provide legal counsel with respect to the annual audit. Provide legal services related to Board matters. Prepare and monitor departmental operating budget. Maintain current knowledge of statutory and regulatory changes that relate to the operations of the organisation. Train and evaluate employees. Ensure supervisors meet their obligations in the supervision, training and evaluation of their staff. Counsel employees and assist in handling stage 1 grievances and disciplinary measures in accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreements. Direct the development, documentation and implementation of procedures. Direct the assessment, development, implementation and testing of internal controls. Undertake special assignments as directed. Must maintain regular attendance in accordance with the organisation attendance and leave policies. Must adhere to the NYS Information Security Policy Standards established and issued by the NYS Office of Information Technology Services. (Standards can be found on the Intranet.) Juris Doctor, admission to the New York State Bar and 13+ years experience in the practice of law subsequent to admission to the Bar, including 10+ years experience supervising and evaluating professional staff required. Management experience required. Experience in public finance strongly preferred. Demonstrated: management skills; analytical and conceptual skills; ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment; judgment and discretion in matters of confidentiality; organizational skills and ability to prioritize required. Excellent oral and written communications skills required.
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