Job Details

Assistant General Counsel

Company name

Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings - OATH

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 13,2018

Posted on

Jun 12,2018

Salary

USD 66328 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

New York City, NY
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Admin Trials And Hearings The candidate serve as Assistant General Counsel. Will have extensive responsibility for all legal matters affecting the OATH Environmental Control Board (OATH ECB). He or she is expected to conduct agency rulemaking and act as the FOIL officer for OATH ECB. In-house counsel work may include reviewing policies and procedures, providing legal guidance to management, drafting contracts and memoranda of understanding, and working with Law Department litigators on state and federal lawsuits that involve OATH. Exceptional writing, research, and analytical skills, and good interpersonal and communication skills are required. Duties include to: Analyzing and writing agency rules; Reviewing and responding to FOIL requests; Taking and maintaining minutes of monthly OATH ECB meetings; Providing legal advice regarding tribunal operations to improve due process, efficiency and access to justice; Identifying and researching new or evolving legal issues; Reviewing and preparing legal documents; Collaborating with the NYC Law Department on legal matters; Serving as liaison to other City agencies; and Performing Special Projects as requested by the General Counsel.

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. Experience with administrative tribunals is required.
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.
Should have excellent writing, legal research, and analytical skills. Must have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Should have strong organizational skills. Must have computer skills in Microsoft Word, Access, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.

Additional info

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings - OATH
40 Rector Street
New York City, NY 10006

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