The Contracts Unit within the Office of the General Counsel has tasks include assisting the Department's Agency Chief Contracting Officer and various bureaus in negotiating, drafting and reviewing complex contracts. The attorneys hired for this skilled position work closely with the agency programs to create contracts, memoranda of understanding, and other agreements with private vendors, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and other government agencies using Contrak and APT, Lexis-Nexis, WestLaw and Accurint applications.
Duties Will Include But Not Be Limited To:
- Draft highly difficult and complex contracts, modifications, amendments, and other agreements, and memoranda of understanding with government agencies and private vendors.
- Provide advice and counsel to agency personnel on contract related matters. Serves as liaison between the Office of the General Counsel and the Agency Chief Contracting Officer (ACCO) on all procurement matters.
- Negotiate contracts as specifically signed by General Counsel for Health.
- Obtain Law Departments' approval of contracts.
- Under general direction of the General/Deputy General Counsel and Executive Agency Counsel, with wide latitude for the exercise of independent initiative and judgment, analyzes and drafts important and complex legal documents and opinions for the Department.
- Represent the General Counsel/Deputy General Counsel and Executive Agency Counsel at meetings and conferences with various Federal, State and NYC officials.
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.
- Knowledge of Procurement Policy Board Rules;
- Strong background in contracts, real estate, and construction law
- Experience with trademark and intellectual properties law;
- Strong organizational skills; and
- Excellent oral and written communication skills â€¢Knowledge of WestLaw, CLEAR and Lexis Nexis.