Agency Attorney III - Strategic Initiatives & Special Policy / Public Information

New York, NY
Full Time
Job #: 416169 Exp.: 1+ Years
The Strategic Initiatives and Special Policies section of the Public Information Unit (SI&SP) provides legal advice to the agency in legislative, regulatory, compliance, and privacy/confidentiality matters and initiatives; assists the agency in implementing policies; and provides analysis and support through legal research in a variety of areas. SI&SP also provides legal advice with respect to NYCHA’s January 31, 2019 Agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, New York City, and the Southern District of New York.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Conduct legal research and analysis concerning proposed federal, state, and local law and regulations, and implementation of new or amended law and regulations.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis concerning privacy/confidentiality matters.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis concerning FOIL requests and subpoenas.
  • Provide legal advice to the agency on the above issues.
  • Provide legal guidance with respect to implementation of the Agreement, involving environmental law, housing, and other areas.
  • Prepare policies or directives to implement law, regulations, guidance, or initiatives, in conjunction with affected agency departments and in connection with the Agreement.
  • Coordinate with NYCHA business units in providing legal advice and guidance.
  • Provide legal assistance to the Compliance Department as needed.
  • Motion practice as needed.
  • Perform other related duties.

Please read this posting carefully to make certain you meet the qualification requirements before applying to this position.

Note: The selected candidate will be required to maintain confidentiality regarding all NYCHA proceedings.

Minimum Qual Requirements
  • Admission to the New York State Bar; and either "2" or "3" below.
  • One year of satisfactory United States legal experience subsequent to admission to any state bar; or
  • Six months of satisfactory service as an Agency Attorney Interne (30086).
  • Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment.
  • In addition to meeting the minimum Qualification Requirements:
  • To be assigned to Assignment Level (AL) II, candidates must have one year of experience at Assignment Level I or two years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment. To be assigned to AL III candidates must have two years of experience in Assignment Levels I and/or II or three years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment.

Preferred Skills
  • Strong legal analysis, writing, and research skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to define and address factual and legal issues in a clear and concise fashion, in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure.
  • Familiarity with environmental law and regulations.
  • Familiarity with housing laws and regulations, particularly public housing, Section 8, and other affordable housing.
  • Administrative law, policy, or legislative background or experience.
  • Ability to work effectively in team setting.
  • Ability to work independently.

Additional Information
  • Resume and cover letter must also include bar admission date(s) (month and year). Candidates must also provide two writing samples representing the candidate’s efforts, not those of a reviewer; three references, listing their professional association and the circumstances under which they became familiar with the candidate’s professional skills; a copy of law school transcript; current and/or minimum salary requirements.
  • NYCHA employees applying for promotional, title or level change opportunities must have served a period of one year in their current title and level (if applicable).
  • NYCHA residents are encouraged to apply.

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Residency Requirement
NYCHA has no residency requirements.

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