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ProfileAssistant General Counsel The candidate under general supervision of senior and staff counsel, with wide latitude for independent judgment, the attorney will work on projects related to accessibility issues, requiring knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Rehabilitation Act, and other civil rights laws and regulations. The attorney will advise DOT project teams on whether accessibility components are required as part of their project scope for any work that impacts the public right of way, identify minimum requirements and best practices to remove barriers in accessibility in the services and programs DOT implements, work closely with the New York City Law Department on any pending litigation matters on accessibility issues. Will assist in monitoring the progress of the Pedestrian Ramp Program Unit’s maintenance program. The attorney will also help assist in developing DOT’s Amended Transition Plan and work closely with DOT’s ADA Coordinator.
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.
To be assigned to Assignment Level (AL) II, candidates must have 1 year of experience at Assignment Level I or two 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 three years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment.
In addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements: To be assigned to Assignment Level (AL) I, preference will be given to candidates with 2 years of legal experience, concentrating on accessibility and civil rights issues. Familiarity with ADA, Rehabilitation Act, and other civil rights laws and regulations needed.
New York City Department of Transportation.
55 Water Street,
Bronx, NY 10041