Closing Date: 22nd July, 2024


The Department of the Government of New York City is responsible for ensuring the safe and lawful use of buildings and properties by enforcing the NYC Construction Codes, Energy Code and Zoning Resolution. We facilitate compliant development with integrity, efficiency and professionalism. We are committed to becoming a premier municipal building organization, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all New Yorkers and making our city safer. We are committed to improving our performance and developing procedures that are streamlined, understandable and transparent.
  • Under the supervision with latitude for independent action and decision making, performs Department legal work:
  • Prosecuting Department of Buildings (DOB) licensee and other cases at the Office of Administrative
  • Trials & Hearings (OATH) Trials and Hearings division.
  • Conducting interviews, preparing reports, developing, collecting, and analyzing intelligence
  • information and any other investigatory tasks.
  • Legal writing, including the preparation of petitions, discovery responses, motions and other
  • documents relating to the continuing prosecution of DOB cases.
  • Promptly and accurately communicating with senior staff important developments and outcome of
  • hearings, adjournments and other matters connected to cases at hearings.
  • Pre-hearing preparation, including general research for upcoming cases and follow through of previous
  • cases handled.
  • Performing in-house assignments relating to adjudications.
  • Actively undertaking and participating in special projects and assignments that may include making
  • recommendations about changes to codes, rules or regulations and agency policies.
  • As a member of the DOB legal team, any other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • 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).