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Associate General Counsel Duties : The candidate will as directed by the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel, act as counsel to firm's on complex legal issues involving procurement and contract interpretation and enforcement. Represent firm at intra-agency and inter-agency meetings and liaison as needed with the Law Department, the Mayor’s Office of Contracts and other agencies. Draft, review and revise procurement solicitation documents for competitive sealed bids, RFP’s, sole source, negotiated acquisitions and other procurements. Work closely with operating units to ensure business needs are appropriately met. Provide advice to the Office of Citywide Procurement (OCP) regarding bid responsiveness, vendor responsibility, bid protests, contract interpretation and other issues arising under the PPB Rules and other laws, rules and regulations. Draft or review drafts of agency responses to bid protests, appeals of non-responsive and non-responsibility decisions, dispute resolution claims and other correspondence. Negotiate with vendors and their attorneys. Draft Memoranda of Understanding between firm's and other City agencies and public entities. Negotiate and draft contracts and other transactional documents for review by the Law Department; work closely and cooperatively with the Law Department to address any issues that may be raised.
Qualification and Experience
Qualification : The candidate must have substantial experience in public procurement, contract drafting and administration. Must have admission to the New York State Bar; and either "2" or "3" below. Must have 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, 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 : 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. Requires thorough knowledge of City contracting rules and procedures, and preferably at least 5 years’ legal experience in Municipal contracting subsequent to admission, including work on substantial City service, construction and commodity contracts and other procurement matters.
Deadline : 03/16/2018
Job ID: 314096
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