The City of New York's Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings ("OATH") is a rapidly expanding and fast-paced tribunal that conducts administrative hearings for a wide range of City agencies, boards and commissions. Its mission is providing fair and timely hearings through independent adjudication and creative problem-solving.
OATH is seeking a dynamic and experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant General Counsel. This person will work closely with the General Counsel to provide a wide range of legal and policy advice and support to the agency and its four constituent tribunals. The ideal candidate is an intelligent and energetic individual who relishes the responsibilities and opportunities for growth afforded by an agency that is committed to positive institutional change.
Specific duties will include, but are not limited to:
*Reviewing agency procedures to ensure compliance with applicable laws and policies, including performing audits as necessary
*Participating in agency-wide policy making
*Analyzing agency rules; engaging in rulemaking as needed
*Identifying and researching new or evolving legal issues
*Reviewing and preparing legal documents, including contracts, forms, notices, correspondence and memoranda of understanding
*Coordinating with the NYC Law Department on litigation matters involving the agency
*Serving as liaison to City agencies whose violations are adjudicated by the OATH tribunals
*Responding to requests for information or documents
*Handling special assignments and projects
*Assisting the General Counsel with highly sensitive or confidential matters
*Handling employee discipline cases involving misconduct or incompetence
*Responding to and investigating ethics complaints
Admission to the New York State Bar; and four years of recent full-time responsible, relevant, satisfactory legal experience
subsequent to admission to any bar, eighteen months of which must have been in the supervision of other attorneys, in an
administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or performing highly complex and significant legal work.
Excellent writing, legal research and analytical skills
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
Admission to the New York State Bar
How to apply
Applicant must be a City resident within 90 days of appointment. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample, along with salary history, to Karen Livingston, Assistant Commissioner for Employee Services, Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, 40 Rector Street, 18th floor, New York, NY 10006. You may also email your resume to HROATH@oath.nyc.gov. No telephone calls, faxes or personal inquiries please. Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please indicate JVN 820-2013-114867 on your submission.