The NYC Department of Design and Construction, Law Division seeks a Deputy General Counsel. The selected candidate will supervise the legal staff, including attorneys, attorney interns, legal interns, and the Discretional Funded Contract Unit. The Deputy General Counsel will advise agency staff and coordinate with other agencies including oversight and the NYC Law Department, Office of Management Budget (OMB), The Conflicts of Interest Board (COIB), and Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) on a wide range of legal issues including contracts, procurement, real property, eminent domain, construction, insurance FOIL, litigation support, EEO, employment law, conflicts of interest, discretionary funded projects, UCC, lien law, cultural grants, and other matters assigned by the General Counsel. In addition, the candidate will draft, review and negotiate various legal agreements, including but not limited to, construction contracts, professional contracts, license agreements, property access agreements, leases, assignments, small purchases and force accounts. The candidate will supervise and train legal staff in drafting and negotiating legal documents, and represent the General Counsel's office in Agency internal meetings with the City.
Minimum Qual Requirements
- 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.
- Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment.
Candidates should possess a minimum of ten years of professional legal experience, preferably experience with contract, FOIL, litigation support, complex transactional documents and confidential matters such as EEO and employment law matters. The candidates should have excellent written and verbal skills, strong interpersonal skills, excellent organizational and time management skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office. In addition, candidate should possess the ability to successfully manage multiple competing priorities and deadlines, work productively under pressure, and possess tact and excellent judgment in confidential situations. Prior experience leading and managing staff in a collaborative environment preferred.