|NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL JOB POSTING|
|Position||Counsel||Work Hours||9:00am to 5:00pm|
|Unit||Oversight and Investigations||Open Date||01/17/18|
|Number of Positions||1||Close Date||Until Filled|
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The New York City Council is the legislative body of the City of New York. In that role, the City Charter vests the Council with, among other things, powerful oversight authority over mayoral agencies and any matter effecting the property and affairs of the City. The Council takes this responsibility seriously, with over 30 committees conducting hundreds of oversight hearings each year on topics ranging from progress on closing Riker’s Island to the erroneous lifting of deed restrictions on Rivington House. The Council seeks to build on this work through the establishment of an Oversight and Investigations Unit, which will work with the Committee on Oversight and Investigations to conduct complex, in-depth oversight into City agency activities and other important matters.
The Counsel would oversee the legal work of the Unit and advise the staff and Committee Chair on legal issues related to its functions and powers.
Admission to the New York State Bar. Prior work experience as counsel for a governmental oversight body or in state and federal court litigation, or comparable experience. Prior work experience developing and managing complex oversight or investigations. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication and interviewing skills. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and proven ability to manage time efficiently, meet deadlines, and multi-task.
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
Attn: Recruiting Unit/OICounsel
250 Broadway, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10007
FAX: (212) 791-5266
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