Under the direction of the General Counsel, with latitude for the exercise of independent judgment, the Agency Attorney is responsible for assisting with legal and policy projects of the office; providing legal advice to other A Government Entity and contracting agency staff. Principal duties and responsibilities are as follows:
  • Providing legal advice and analysis to the General Counsel, and agency contracting personnel on the City's procurement rules and processes;
  • Providing guidance and analysis regarding integration of procurement rules into and development of the City's PASSPort system;
  • Supporting the work of the A Government Entity General Counsel Unit, including:
  • Providing legal advice on a broad rang range of procurement-related matters, including but not limited to procurement innovation and vendor integrity information and processes, FOIL requests and pending legislation;
  • Drafting of memoranda of policy and procedure, guidelines for implementation of new legislation, non-responsibility determinations, agency contracts, and corrective action plans;
  • Representing the CCPO/A Government Entityin connection with the City's Contract Dispute Resolution Board;
  • Assisting in the resolution of disputes regarding contract registration issues, vendor protests and audit findings with the Office of the Comptroller;
  • Assisting A Government Entity in meeting its reporting requirements and compliance with various local laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Training agency contracting personnel on procurement-related matters.

Preferred Skills:
  • Admission to the New York State Bar;
  • One year of satisfactory United States legal experience after admission to any state bar; and

Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Do you have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university?

Do you have an associate degree from an accredited college or university along with two (2) years of experience with administrative, analytic, coordinative, supervisory or liaison responsibilities?

Do you have a four-year high school diploma, or its educational equivalent approved by a state's Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization along with four (4) years of experience as described in question "2" above?

Do you have a satisfactory combination of education and/or experience equivalent to that described in questions "1," "2," and/or "3" above?