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The New York City Council is seeking to fill an Assistant Counsel position in its Office of the General Counsel.


$80,000 to $100,000


  • Provide legal support and guidance related to litigation, investigations, ethics, and employment, in compliance with federal, state and local laws, regulations and policies.
  • Handle other matters in the General Counsel’s Office as assigned.


  • Must possess a J.D. from an accredited law school and admitted to practice law in New York State.
  • 2+ years of relevant legal experience. 
  • Strong legal research and writing skills.
  • Working knowledge of the legislative process, and familiarity with New York City and State law.
  • Demonstrated competence and confidence to operate with credibility at senior levels.
  • Intellectual and conceptual flexibility to analyze.


For eligible employees, health, dental and vision insurance coverage are offered upon hire. Retirement plans, deferred compensation plans, group life insurance, paid time off and paid holidays, training resources, health & fitness reimbursement and wellness programs are also available. 

New York City residency required within 90 days of appointment.

As of November 15, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus to work at City Hall and/or 250 Broadway offices, or at any Council Member district office, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered employment with the New York City Council, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the New York City Council.

The New York City Council makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact


Qualified candidates should forward their resume and a cover letter to:


MAIL:             New York City Council

Attn: Personnel Services/Recruiting (AC)

250 Broadway, 26th Floor

New York, New York 10007

FAX:               12124014711

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

The New York City Council is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.