NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL JOB POSTING
Position Senior Counsel Work Hours 9am – 5pm
Division Office of the General Counsel Open Date 10/22/18
Number of Positions 1 Close Date Until Filled

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The New York City Council Office of the General Counsel is seeking a senior level attorney to serve as Senior Counsel.

The Office of the General Counsel provides legal services to the City Council in the areas of litigation, ethics, conflicts of interest, employment, transactions, legal issues affecting elected officials, Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations, and policies affecting the City Council and the City.  The Senior Counsel will help manage and supervise attorneys handling many, if not all, of these subject areas and handle other matters in the General Counsel’s Office as may be assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must possess a J.D. from an accredited school of law, be admitted to practice law in New York State and have at least 6 years of relevant legal experience. The ideal candidate will have experience in and strong working knowledge of ethics, the legislative process, and familiarity with New York City and State law. Prior involvement in litigation, ethics and/or FOIL-related issues is preferred.

Candidates should possess the following: (1) demonstrated competence and confidence to operate with credibility at senior levels; (2) intellectual and conceptual flexibility to analyze, interpret, present and write about complex ideas and concepts clearly and concisely; (3) ability to rapidly prioritize as well as execute while exhibiting good judgment; and (4) collegial and collaborative mindset.

Excellent benefits package and salary commensurate with experience.

 

New York City residency required within 90 days of appointment.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter and resume:

MAIL:       

New York City Council

Attn: Administrative Services/OGCATTY

250 Broadway, 16th Floor

New York, NY 10007

FAX:          (212) 791-5266

E-MAIL:   counciljobs@council.nyc.gov

 While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

 

THE NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER