NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL JOB POSTING
Position Counsel Work Hours 9:00am to 5:00pm
Unit Charter Revision Commission Open Date 05/10/2018
Number of Positions Multiple Close Date Until Filled

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This is a temporary position that is anticipated to end in November 2019.

The New York City Charter creates the framework for City government, setting out the land use and budget processes, as well as the powers of elected officials.

The New York City Charter Revision Commission—made up of Members appointed by the Speaker of the City Council, the Mayor, all five Borough Presidents, the Public Advocate, and the Comptroller—will examine the entire Charter and recommend changes. The Commission is expected to submit ballot proposals for the November 2019 general election.

Counsels to the Commission will be responsible for reviewing the City Charter, prior changes and their impacts, and proposals submitted by the public, interested parties, elected officials, and the Commission. The Counsels will work closely with Commission staff and Members in developing and drafting amendments.

REQUIREMENTS

  • J.D. from an accredited law school.
  • Superior writing, research, and analytical skills, and strong communication and organizational abilities.
  • Familiarity with the City’s budget, land use process, the balance of power between elected officials, or other structural issues.
  • Familiarity with the New York City Charter.

New York City residency required within 90 days of appointment.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to:

MAIL:

New York City Council

Administrative Services

Attn: Recruitment Unit /CRCCNSL

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