Description:Under general supervision of the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel, with wide latitude for independent judgment, the attorney will work on projects related to accessibility issues, including the Pedestrian Ramp Program and Accessible Pedestrian Signals program. The attorney will advise DOT project teams on whether accessibility components are required as part of their project scope for any work that impacts the public right of way, identify minimum requirements and best practices to remove barriers to accessibility in the services and programs DOT implements, work closely with the New York City Law Department on any pending litigation matters on accessibility issues, assist in developing DOT's Amended Transition Plan, and work closely with DOT's ADA Coordinator. The attorney will supervise and manage the investigation and response 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; manage a caseload of state and federal court complaints, oversee document production in response to discovery requests, and participate in court mediations and settlements when needed. The attorney will also assist senior counsel in matters relating to Chapter 68 of the New York City Charter, City's Conflict of Interest Law, and the Conflicts of Interest Board. Other responsibilities may include but are not limited to: drafting and reviewing legislation and rules; drafting and reviewing various types of agreements; legal research; review policy documents; and assist in any other legal assignments arising out of agency operations. The successful candidate will be a detail-oriented and organized attorney with general regulatory and policy experience that has an ability to handle a high volume of matters and functions under tight time constraints. Strong communication skills, both oral and written are required, as well as the ability to prioritize projects.
Minimum Qual Requirements:
Admission to the New York State Bar; and four years of recent full-time responsible, relevant, satisfactory legal experience subsequent to admission to any bar, eighteen months of which must have been in the supervision of other attorneys, in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or performing highly complex and significant legal work.
Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment.
Preference will be given to candidates with legal experience, concentrating on accessibility, labor and employment issues. Familiarity with ADA, Rehabilitation Act, Title VII, the City's Conflicts of Interest Law, and Citywide EEO policies and protocols is strongly desired.
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 number 579105.
All other applicants: Please go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search and search for Job ID Number 579105.
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.
Public Svc Loan Forgiveness
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.
Hours/ShiftM-F / 35 hours
Work Location:55 Water Street, NY, NY
New York City Residency is not required for this position
Posting Date - 17/03/2023
Post Until - Until Filled
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.