Job Description

DoITT provides for the sustained, efficient and effective delivery of IT services, infrastructure and telecommunications to enhance service delivery to New York City’s residents, businesses, employees and visitors. As the City’s technology leader, DoITT is responsible for maintaining the foundational IT infrastructure and systems that touch every aspect of City life from public safety to human services, from education to economic development crossing the full spectrum of governmental operations.

The Opportunity
The Office of General Counsel seeks a highly capable attorney to join its Contracts Unit. The unit consists of a team of attorneys dedicated to negotiating and drafting transactional documents in advancement of the missions of DoITT and the New York City Cyber Command. NYC Cyber Command was created in 2017 by Executive Order to lead the City’s cyber defense efforts in coordination with DoITT. NYC Cyber Command is committed to protecting NYC residents, visitors, infrastructure and critical systems from malicious cyberattacks through the use of the latest technologies and a dedicated staff. The successful candidate will be assigned to transactions for sophisticated technologies that are critical to City operations, including transactions for technology software, equipment, cloud offerings and services relating in particular to defending and securing the City’s vast technology systems and data.

What You Will Do
The successful candidate will serve as an Assistant General Counsel reporting to the General Counsel Division. Working under the supervision of the Deputy General Counsel, the successful candidate will perform duties including:
• Interview personnel to gain an understanding of planned programs and projects in order to formulate the contracting objectives;
• Review and revise draft solicitation documents (such as invitations for bids and RFPs);
• Coordinate and lead contract negotiations with prospective vendors, or assist agency managers in conducting such negotiations;
• Draft contracts or contract provisions.
• Review and revise draft contracts submitted by prospective vendors;
• Provide advice and information to Cyber Command and DoITT personnel about the negotiation, drafting, and administration of contracts;
• Consult personnel of the City’s Law Department or the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services as warranted.

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

The preferred candidate should possess the following:
• Demonstrated interest in technology and cyber security;
• Knowledge of general, technology and information security contract law principles (e.g., NIST);
• Experience negotiating and drafting technology contracts.

To Apply

* Interested applicants with similar permanent titles who meet the preferred requirements should also submit a resume for consideration

For City employees, please go to Employee Self Service (ESS), click on Recruiting Activities > Careers, and search for Job ID #385118
For all other applicants, please go to www.nyc.gov/jobs/search and search for Job ID #385118



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Work Location

Brooklyn, NY

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.

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