The Civil Litigation - General Litigation Unit represents the agency and its employees in housing and employment related matters before administrative agencies, state and federal courts.
Responsibilities, include but are not limited to the following:
- Investigate and respond to housing and employment discrimination charges filed with administrative agencies such as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, and the New York City Commission on Human Rights; try matters before administrative
- law judges.
- Litigate employment and housing matters having significant legal, policy, or financial implications in state and federal courts, including fact investigation, discovery, motion practice,
- trial, and appeal.
- Recommend settlement of litigation matters; negotiate and draft settlement agreements on behalf of the agency.
- Respond to communications and notices regarding potential litigation matters.
- Perform other related duties
Note: The selected candidate will be required to maintain confidentiality regarding all NYCHA proceedings.
Please read this posting carefully to make certain you meet the qualification requirements before applying to this position.
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.
- Qualification for admission to the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
- Knowledge of EEO and housing laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act,
- Rehabilitation Act, Fair Housing Act, Housing Act of 1937, New York State Executive Law, and New York City Administrative Code a plus.
- Strong legal analysis and writing skills and the ability to conduct thorough factual investigations, research applicable law, conduct legal analysis and evaluate the strengths and weakness of a matter.
- 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; provide 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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NYCHA has no residency requirements.