Closing Date: 31st August, 2022

Description:

Under the supervision, performs Department legal work:
  • Prosecuting Department of Buildings (DOB) summonses/violations at OATH/ECB. Promptly reporting to OATH/ECB locations throughout the five boroughs on a daily basis to represent the Department on these cases.
  • Legal writing, including the preparation of appeals, responses, motions and other documents relating to the continuing prosecution of DOB summonses/violations.
  • Identifying and retrieving appropriate documents-and evidence for hearings.
  • Promptly and accurately notifying AEU supervisors of important issues and outcome of hearings, adjournments and other matters connected to summons prosecution.
  • Pre-hearing preparation, including general research for upcoming cases and follow through of previous cases handled.
  • Performing in-house assignments relating to OATH/ECB adjudication of summonses issued by DOB.
  • Actively undertaking and participating in special projects and assignments.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qual Requirements:
  • Admission to the New York State Bar;
  • 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.

Preferred Skills:
  • Demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness, ability to work independently and as part of a team on multiple assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Experience with Building Code, Zoning, Multiple Dwelling Law or land use law.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, Lexis-Nexis, West Law etc.

Additional Information:
The salary is $63,228 for new hires. City employees with at least two years of continuous City service are entitled to $72,712.

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.