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The New York City Council, an equal opportunity employer, seeks a candidate to serve as the Deputy Director of the Oversight and Investigations Division.

SALARY RANGE:

140,000 to 150,000

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Through its Oversight and Investigations Division (the “Division”), the New York City Council (the “Council”) focuses and expands upon the legislative work of its Committees.  The Division works directly with the Speaker’s Office, Council Members, and Committee staff, as well as the Council’s federal and state partners, to conduct complex oversight and investigations of City government agencies and other important matters to the Council.

Under the supervision of the Division Director, the Deputy Director will:

  • Supervise Division staff, including attorneys, investigators, and policy/data analysts.
  • Lead the drafting of legal memoranda, legislation, information requests, and reports.
  • Advise the Division Director and Committee Chair on legal and policy issues related to the Division’s functions and powers, and on the development and conduct of investigations. 
  • Supervise Division staff communications with other Council staff regarding issues of mutual interest.
  • Supervise Division staff communications with external stakeholders, including nonprofit organizations, the private sector, and local, state, and federal agency staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 5 years of experience with a legislative/rule-making body or in an investigative role focused on regulatory or complex criminal/civil matters is strongly preferred.  
  • At least 2 years of experience supervising investigators, attorneys, and analysts in conducting complex criminal, civil, or regulatory investigations is strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with New York City Government and its various agencies is strongly preferred.
  • A J.D. and admission to the New York State Bar or equivalent legal experience is preferred.
  • Experience coordinating with other investigative and oversight bodies is preferred. 
  • Knowledge of bill drafting, legal analysis, hearing coordination, and oversight is preferred.
  • 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.
  • Ability to use discretion and judgment when necessary to handle confidential information, and to interact successfully with elected officials and other stakeholders.
  • General computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Proficiency with Westlaw, Accurint, and other law enforcement and government databases is strongly preferred.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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 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.

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 EEOOfficer@council.nyc.gov.

HOW TO APPLY:

Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (no more than 10 pages) to:

E-MAIL:        counciljobs@council.nyc.gov

MAIL:             New York City Council

Attn: Personnel Services/Recruiting (OIDD)

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.