Job Description

The New York City Housing Authority Law Department’s Corporate Affairs Division seeks to hire an Agency Attorney III.  Under direction, with wide latitude for independent judgment and unreviewed action and decision making, the attorney will perform sophisticated transactional legal work covering a broad array of subject matters.  The selected candidate will serve as Senior Attorney and engage in difficult and complex transactional work handled by the Division, having significant financial, procedural or policy consequences, including but not limited to drafting and negotiating significant/intricate contracts and handling prelitigation construction claims.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

• Draft, negotiate and/or review contracts, solicitations, requests for proposals, board resolutions, opinions of counsel and letters of award.
• Advise program units on procurement issues based on federal regulations, state law and NYCHA’s contract procedure regulation.
• Perform legal research.
• Analyze and resolve prelitigation construction claims.

Note:  The selected candidate will be required to maintain confidentiality regarding all NYCHA proceedings.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Please read this posting carefully to make certain you meet the qualification requirements before applying to this position.

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

1.  A critical and strategic thinker with excellent drafting skills.
2.  Ability to work independently and as a team player.
3.  Ability to meet tight deadlines.

Additional Information

1. Resume and cover letter must also include bar admission date(s) (month and year).  Candidates must also provide two writing samples representing the candidate’s efforts, not those of a reviewer; three references, listing their professional association and the circumstances under which they became familiar with the candidate’s professional skills; a copy of law school transcript; current and/or minimum salary requirements.
2. NYCHA employees applying for promotional, title or level change opportunities must have served a period of one year in their current title and level (if applicable).

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Residency Requirement

NYCHA has no residency requirements.

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