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The Land Use Division of the New York City Council plays a critical role in in the land use process in the City of New York and is seeking to fill an Attorney position.


  • Review land use applications filed with Council and identify policy and technical issues;
  • Supervise non-legal or paralegal staff in the preparation of calendar and other required notices;
  • Assist in the preparation of resolutions in accordance with Council review of Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) matters;
  • Assist in the preparation of legislation relating to land use matters;
  • Conduct research and interpret laws and regulations regarding land use matters;
  • Advise Council Members on legal and legislative matters, including the preparation of legal memoranda; and
  • Assist in the planning, coordination, and conduct of meetings of the Land Use Committee and its Subcommittees.
  • Other miscellaneous duties, as necessary.


  • Applicants must possess a J. D. from an accredited school of law and be admitted to practice law in New York State;
  • A minimum of two years of experience in land use, zoning and/or planning is required;
  • A strong working knowledge of government, the legislative process and familiarity with New York City and State law;
  • Applicants must possess excellent writing, legal research and analytical skills, strong communication and organizational abilities;
  • Applicants must be detail-oriented and able to work under tight, and shifting, deadlines;
  • Knowledge of New York City Zoning Resolution is strongly preferred; and
  • Knowledge of the City and State environmental quality review law is a plus.


New York City residency is 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.

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


MAIL:            New York City Council

Attn: Administrative Services/Recruiting (LUA)

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.