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OEM Job Opportunity: Agency Counsel

Agency Attorney

Office Title: Agency AttorneyLevel: I
Civil Service Title: Agency AttorneyJVN: 017/14/233
Division/Work Unit: Legal AffairsSalary Range: $53,181- $60,000
Work Location: 165 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, NY 11201Hours/Shift: M-F, 9-5
(see description)
Number of Positions: 1 

This position is grant funded until August 31, 2014, with the possibility of an extension.


Under the direction of the Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs, the selected candidate will handle a broad range of matters, such as preparing and reviewing contractual agreements; reviewing procurement issues; drafting memoranda of understanding for mutual aid agreements and intergovernmental agreements; researching and reviewing materials of the law, as applicable to emergency planning; preparing informative or explanatory materials on laws, agency regulations and agency policies for general use by the agency and the public; perform administrative duties and special assignments as directed.

The selected candidate will be assigned to a periodic Emergency Operations Center (EOC) team and will be required to work non-business hours during emergencies.


  1. Admission to the New York State Bar; and either “2” or “3” below.

  2. One year of satisfactory United States legal experience subsequent to admission to any state bar; or

  3. Six months of satisfactory service as an Agency Attorney Intern (300086).

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.

NOTE: 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 two (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.


  • Ability to develop policy and legal analyses that provide a foundation for emergency planning and initiatives
  • Strong writing skills preferred
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word/Power Point/Excel
  • Knowledge of Westlaw and/or LEXIS/NEXIS software
  • Research and investigative skills a plus

To apply:

Current City Employees: Apply via Employee Self-Service (ESS). Go to Recruiting Activities - Careers and search Job ID# 126178.

Non-City Employees/External Candidates: Apply via NYC Careers. Go to and search Job ID# 126178.

NOTE: Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.