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Agency Attorney L3 - Law Department - Office of the EVP

Company: New York City Housing Authority
Location: New York
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:

New York City Housing Authority Agency Attorney L3 - Law Department - Office of the EVP The New York City Housing Authority's (NYCHA's) Law Department's Strategic Initiatives and Special Policies section of the Public Information Unit (SI&SP) provides legal advice to the agency in legislative, regulatory, compliance, and privacy/confidentiality matters and initiatives; assists the agency in implementing policies; and provides analysis and support through legal research in a variety of areas. SI&SP also provides legal advice with respect to NYCHA's January 31, 2019 Agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, New York City, and the Southern District of New York, as well as its Blueprint for Change plan. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: Perform legal research and analysis concerning proposed federal, state, and local law and regulations, and implementation of new or amended law and regulations. Perform legal research and analysis concerning privacy/confidentiality matters. Perform legal research and analysis concerning FOIL requests and subpoenas. Provide legal advice to the agency on the above issues. Provide legal guidance with respect to implementation of the Agreement, involving environmental law, housing, building systems, construction, and other areas. Legal guidance with respect to implementation of the Blueprint for Change. Prepare policies or directives to implement law, regulations, guidance, or initiatives, in conjunction with affected agency departments and in connection with the Agreement. Coordinate with NYCHA business units in providing legal advice and guidance. Provide legal assistance to the Compliance Department and to business units as needed. Motion practice as needed. Perform other related duties. NOTE: The selected candidate will be required to maintain confidentiality regarding all NYCHA proceedings. 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 Strong legal analysis, writing, and research skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to define and address factual and legal issues in a clear and concise fashion, in writing and verbally. Ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure. Familiarity with housing laws and regulations, particularly public housing, Section 8, and other affordable housing. Familiarity with multifamily housing management, building systems maintenance, and construction law. Familiarity with privacy and confidentiality law and regulations. Familiarity with environmental law and regulations. Administrative law, policy, or legislative background or experience. Ability to work effectively in team setting. Ability to work independently. Additional Information Resume and cover letter must also include bar admission date(s) (month and year). Candidates must also provide two recent 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. Interested candidates may submit cover letter and resume to www.nyc.gov/careers/search. Search for JOB ID 451475. 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 New York City Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer

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