Closing Date: 30th March, 2023
Description:Under general supervision of senior counsel, with wide latitude for independent judgment, a unique opportunity to assist the agency with its equity goals including investigating and responding to EEO complaints of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, requiring knowledge of Title VII claims and Citywide EEO policies; reviewing merits of a case through document review, employee interviews, and submitting responses to various administrative agencies such as CCHR, SDHR, or EEOC; managing a caseload of state and federal court complaints, overseeing document production in response to discovery requests, and participating in court mediations and settlements when needed. The attorney will also work on projects related to accessibility issues, including the Pedestrian Ramp Program and advise DOT project teams on best practices to remove barriers to accessibility in the services and programs DOT implements. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Draft and review legislation and rules; draft and review various types of agreements; research and policy reviews; and assist in other legal assignments arising out of the Agency operations.
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.
Preference will be given to candidates with five years of legal experience, concentrating on accessibility and regulatory issues. Familiarity with ADA, Rehabilitation Act, Title VII, and City regulatory framework is strongly desired.
As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education's website at StudentAid.gov/PSLF.
All resumes are to be submitted electronically.
Current City Employees: Please log into Employee Self Service (ESS) at https://hrb.nycaps.nycnet, follow the Careers link and search for Job ID# 576620.
All other applicants: Please go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search and search for Job ID# 576620.
If you do not have access to a personal computer: Please visit your local public library. Most public libraries have computers available for use. No phone calls, faxes or personal inquiries permitted. Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. For more information about DOT, visit us at: www.nyc.gov/dot.
Work Location:55 Water Street, NY, NY
New York City Residency is not required for this position.
Posting Date - 17/03/2023
Post Until - 03/30/2023
The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.