Prosecuting Attorney - Business Practices Accountability Unit

Job #: 416762
Description:
The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) is the agency responsible for regulating New York City's taxicab and for-hire vehicle industry. TLC licenses and regulates over 130,000 vehicles and more than 175,000 drivers, making it the most active taxi and limousine regulatory agency in the United States. Aside from vehicles and drivers, TLC also regulates taxicab agents and for-hire vehicle bases, including popular app-based transportation services. The TLC plays a pivotal role in furthering public safety within New York City and is a lead agency in a citywide effort to reduce traffic-related injuries. One of the largest components of TLC’s operations is the enforcement of agency and administrative code regulations.

The Prosecution Division investigates and prosecutes all summonses issued by TLC which amounts to over 100,000 summonses each year. Under the leadership of the Assistant Commissioner and Managing Attorney for Prosecution, and the direct supervision of a Supervising Attorney, the Prosecuting Attorney of the Driver Protection Unit/Special Projects will be responsible for investigation and prosecution of illegal or fraudulent conduct of Agents, Brokers, vehicle owners, Bases, and High Volume Bases, affecting TLC licensed drivers and medallion owners. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: conducting intake of complaints filed by TLC licensees; drafting directives, summonses, and stipulations; managing a caseload and representing the TLC at administrative hearings; evaluating case strengths and weaknesses to effectively negotiate plea and settlement agreements; mediating disputes between TLC licensed drivers, medallion owners, Agents, Brokers, vehicle owners, Bases, and High Volume Bases; representing the TLC at community meetings, outreach events, and public hearings; collaborating with state and local government bodies on joint investigations; participating in regulatory review and recommendations regarding TLC rules, laws and regulations impacting drivers and medallion owners; prosecuting Brokers who have taken advantage of taxi medallion buyers and misled City authorities; investigating complaints from TLC licensed drivers and medallion owners and conducting periodic investigations into Agents, Brokers, vehicle owners, Bases, and High Volume Bases, to ensure compliance with Commission rules, laws and regulations.

Minimum Qual Requirements
Graduation from an accredited United States law school as defined in the Rules of the New York Court of Appeals (Sections 520.3 or 520.5) or admission to the New York State Bar.

Preferred Skills
Interested candidates should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, effective problem-solving skills, and the ability to prioritize, manage time, and engage in multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Although not required, the successful applicant will likely have one or more of the following academic or professional experiences: litigation, and/or customer relations. Bilingual proficiency preferred.

To Apply
Click, "APPLY NOW" Current city employees must apply via Employee Self-Service (ESS)

Work Location
31-00 47 Ave, 3 FL, LIC NY

Residency Requirement
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

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