Assistant General Counsel at NYC Office Of The Mayor

NYC Office Of The Mayor


Mid Level

New York, NY, USA

$81 - $110

14 Jan → 13 Feb

Job Description

The Mayor’s Office of Operations works to make New York City government more effective and efficient. The Office is responsible for managing and coordinating multiagency initiatives and using data to help the City make informed and equitable policy decisions and strategic, targeted investments. The Office oversees the daily operations of City agencies, coordinates City initiatives, and assists agencies in improving service quality and in measuring performance to provide greater accountability.

The Office of Operations’ responsibilities of a legal nature include advising on the implementation of various local laws, fielding legal questions related to the City’s use of new technologies, managing the City’s data sharing agreements, overseeing agency rulemaking across the City, overseeing audits, handling personnel and procurement-related questions, and tackling a variety of questions that are a mix of law and policy.

The Office of Operations is committed to achieving equity and creating an inclusive workplace. The City understands equity to mean that an individual’s demographic identity – particularly, but not exclusive to, their race, ethnicity, gender identity, income, sexual orientation, and/or disabilities – should not determine their life outcomes. To foster an inclusive workplace, Operations is committed to providing opportunities for staff development and effective team building, open and transparent communication, enhancing our equity literacy, and providing space for exploring issues of diversity. We continue to strive for a workforce that better reflects the diversity of New York City.

The Office of Operations is seeking to fill the role of Assistant General Counsel (AGC). Under the supervision of the General Counsel, the AGC will support the General Counsel on all legal matters that affect the Office. The right candidate should be solutions-oriented, possessing both the capacity for independence and sound judgment, and the ability to work cooperatively to advance the work of the Office.

The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DSS/HRA/DHS qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.

Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

Job Responsibilities

  • Drafting and reviewing contracts, including inter-agency MOUs and data-sharing agreements;
  • Researching a variety of legal issues, including issues related to new technologies, social services, procurement rules, and the legal authority of different City entities;
  • Drafting responses to agencies and City Hall officials;
  • Working collaboratively with the Office of Counsel to the Mayor and the Mayor’s Office of Information Privacy on issues that implicate City Hall, the City’s Freedom of Information Law, ethics matters, or data privacy;
  • Facilitating the implementation of new local laws;
  • Supporting the audits and rulemaking teams, both housed at Operations; and
  • Working closely with members of the executive team at Operations on matters that directly impact Operations’ mission and programs.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Admission to the New York State Bar; and either "2" or "3" below.

  • One year of satisfactory United States legal experience subsequent to admission to any state bar

  • 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 related to City contracts and procurement rules, as well as comfort with data and technology concepts preferred;

  • Experience working collaboratively across City government preferred, along with a flexible, can-do mindset;

  • Excellent organizational, time-management, and multi-tasking skills, including the ability to take initiative, problem solve, balance competing priorities, work independently and with teams in a fast-paced environment, pay close attention to detail, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure;

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including strong public speaking skills and proven ability to present the Office’s position in meetings with senior officials and other governmental and private entities; and

  • Passion for working for city government, and tackling a wide range of issues.

Benefits/What We offer

  • Generous Pension Plans (The New York Employees' Retirement System);

  • 401(k) and Roth 457(k) Retirement Savings Programs;

  • U.S. Savings Bonds Flexible Spending Program;

  • Health Benefits, Dental, Vision Coverage, Prescription Drug Program;

  • Training and Professional Development;

  • Opportunity for Scholarship; College Savings Program;

  • Paid Holidays and Generous Annual Leave.

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