Job Description

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) is the agency responsible for regulating New York City’s taxicab and for-hire vehicle industry.  TLC licenses and regulates over 130,000 vehicles and more than  175,000 drivers, making it the most active taxi and limousine regulatory agency in the United States.  Aside from vehicles and drivers, TLC also regulates taxicab agents and for-hire vehicle bases, including popular app-based transportation services. The TLC plays a pivotal role in furthering public safety within New York City and is a lead agency in a citywide effort to reduce traffic-related injuries.  One of the largest components of TLC’s operations is the enforcement of agency and administrative code regulations. 

The Prosecution Division investigates and prosecutes all summonses issued by TLC which consist of administrative, field and consumer-initiated complaints. Our division prosecutes a wide range of violations including reckless driving, unlicensed operation, illegal street pickups, harassment and leaving the scene of an accident.  Prosecuting Attorneys represent TLC on cases heard before the Hearings Division of the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings and will gain robust hands-on litigation experience as they rotate through various prosecutorial assignments, including Consumer Intake, Settlements, Hearings and Appeals.

Duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
•             Managing a daily caseload and independently representing the Taxi and Limousine Commission at administrative hearings, including preparing and presenting witnesses and evidence at trial.
•             Evaluating case strengths and weaknesses to effectively negotiate plea and settlement agreements with respondents and/or their attorneys or representatives.
•             Interviewing consumer complainants to obtain complaint details and determine appropriate charging violations and settlement offers.
•             Reviewing hearing dispositions for summonses dismissed at OATH; drafting appeals and Chair petitions when appropriate.

Minimum Qual Requirements

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 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

Interested candidates should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, effective problem-solving skills, and the ability to prioritize, manage time, and engage in multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Although not required, the successful applicant will likely have one or more of the following academic or professional experiences: litigation, and/or customer relations.  Bilingual proficiency preferred.

To Apply

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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.