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The New York City Council, an equal opportunity employer, is seeking a City Council employee to serve as Assistant Deputy Director in the Compliance Unit of the Legislative Division.  


$121,647 to $131,647


Working under the supervision of the Director, job responsibilities will include:

  • General supervision of Council staff including attorneys, policy analysts and support staff assigned to the Compliance Unit.
  • Monitoring the compliance of local laws enacted by the Council and developing strategies to improve compliance.
  • Reviewing local laws that require reporting, developing recommendations to improve the reported information and data, and crafting legislative and policy proposals based on the information.
  • Tracking Council-enacted task forces and advisory boards.
  • Reviewing and overseeing work product, including legislation, legal memoranda and correspondence.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Director or others.


  • Applicants must possess superior writing, research, and analytical skills; strong communication and organizational abilities; and excellent academic credentials.
  • Must be detail-oriented; able to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines; enthusiastic; client-oriented; and a team player.
  • Excellent presentation skills and the ability to understand problems, convey ideas, and conduct training to support and mentor staff.
  • Post-secondary education or equivalent and progressive work experience helpful. Three years or more experience with the New York City Council strongly preferred. Management experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of bill drafting, legal analysis, hearing coordination, and oversight a plus.


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: Administrative Services/Recruiting (ADD)

250 Broadway, 16th 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.