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Vacancy Details
Position Type:

Administrative and Central Office

Office Title/Functional Title:

Associate Procurement Attorney, DCP - 13703

Civil Service Title:

Agency Attorney OJ/MBF




Division of Contracts and Purchasing

Posting End Date:



 Position Summary:  Under the supervision of the Lead Agency Attorney, Policy and Public Affairs, with wide latitude for independent judgment, un-reviewed action and decision making, the Associate Agency Attorney will  perform contract-related legal work and will provide direct support to the Lead Agency Attorney in supervising subordinate attorneys. The Associate will take the lead in negotiating contract terms and researching applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Performs related work.


Reports to:  Lead Agency Attorney, Policy and Public Affairs


Direct Reports:  Agency Attorneys and clerical/administrative support staff.


Key Relationships:  DCP’s Senior Executive Director and Chief Administrators, DOE’s Office of Legal Services attorneys, NYC Law Department attorneys, and programmatic stakeholders.




  • Negotiates the terms of and drafts procurement and contract documents involving various Department of Education (DOE) professional and related services solicitations, ensuring conformity with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Resolves legal issues relating to DOE contract terms and related policies and procedures.
  • Analyzes and prepares legal opinions on issues regarding various City, State, and Federal regulations.
  • Analyzes studies and reports on the effects of City, State, and Federal legislation.
  • Drafts and reviews proposed policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Supports the Lead Agency Attorney in supervising subordinate attorneys; reviews, revises, and approves agreements and other documents prepared by subordinate attorneys.
  • Supports the Lead Agency Attorney in managing requests pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law, including the maintenance of any associated reports.
  • Performs a senior level of guiding and reviewing the work of subordinates for accuracy and to ensures compliance with agency policy and applicable laws.
  • Implements working knowledge of procurement rules and procedures and exercises familiarity with education-related environmental issues.
  • Acts as Protest Officer as assigned by the Senior Executive Director, DCP.


Qualification 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 Intern (30086).


Incumbents must remain Member of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment.





  • Three (3) years’ experience negotiating and drafting contracts.
  • Knowledge of public procurement, Federal, State, and local laws.
  • Ability to rapidly understand provisions of applicable law and regulations.
  • Excellent verbal skills and ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Efficient research and organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to analyze case law and provide recommendations.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to conduct or coordinate highly complex legal research efficiently and on tight deadlines.
  • Ability to advise and render legal opinions on procurement policies and practices.
  • Ability to rapidly understand provisions of applicable law and regulations in a fast-paced environment.


Salary: $74,620 - $100,000


(Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not earn less than their current salary.)


Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.

NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.



DOE Non- Discrimination Policy
It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. For more information, please refer to the DOE Non-Discrimination Policy.

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