The Office of General Counsel is responsible for all legal matters relating to the work of or affecting the operations of the Comptroller’s Office. This includes issues relating to procurement rules and City contracts; accounting practices and disclosures; settlement of claims brought on behalf of and against the City; prevailing wages on City projects; records access; public policy; proposed federal, state, and local legislation; and transactions for the five New York City Retirement Systems (Systems) and their public market, private market and real estate investments. The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) interacts with numerous city agencies, including the New York City Law Department, and works closely with all of the Bureaus within the Comptroller’s Office.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Admission to the New York State Bar and eight (8) or more years of progressively responsible legal experience with a mix of transactional, counseling, and litigation experience in highly complex settings/organizations; eighteen (18) months of which must be in the supervision of other attorneys, investigators, or paralegal teams in an administrative, litigation management, or other managerial or executive capacity, or performing highly complex and significant legal work.
Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of their employment.
PREFERRED SKILLS IN ADDITION TO MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Clearly demonstrated extensive hands-on litigation experience
- Ability to analyze and communicate complex legal issues to various audiences
- Strong people skills and leadership/supervisory skills
- Demonstrated commitment to public service and strong work ethic
- Experience with City contracts (including the procurement, award and approval of such contracts)
- Experience with conducting investigations
- Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail
- Exceptional oral communication and writing skills, including Microsoft Office Suite proficiency