New York, New York
New York City Housing Authority
Agency Attorney L3 Under direction, with wide latitude for independent judgment and decision making, the responsibilities of the Agency Attorney III will include, but not be limited to the following: Investigate potential employee disciplinary matters and draft disciplinary charges where appropriate. Interview witnesses and gather relevant documents in preparation for employee disciplinary trials. Represent the Authority in person or via remote video conference, in settlement conferences regarding employee disciplinary charges; employee disciplinary trials before independent trial officers; employee disability hearings before the NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings. Research/draft memoranda on trial issues. Represent the Authority before the NYC Civil Service Commission on appeals by employees. Provide legal analysis and advice to Human Resources and other Authority Departments. Represent the Authority before administrative agencies or in State or Federal court. Note: The selected candidate will be required to maintain confidentiality regarding all NYCHA proceedings. Part-time telework may be available after 90 days of employment. Minimum Qualification Requirements Admission to the New York State Bar; and either “2” or “3” below. One year of satisfactory United States legal experience subsequent to admission to any state bar; or 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 Three or more years of experience in trials or administrative hearings involving government disciplinary process and procedures. Three or more years of experience in employee disciplinary and/or human resources law. Knowledge of laws applicable to government employees including Civil Service Law, FMLA, NYCCBL, ADA and EAP program. Additional Information 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. NYCHA residents are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates may submit cover letter and resume to Search for JOB ID# 573138. We thank all applicants for their interest in the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 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.