Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Chief Administrator, Policy and Public Affairs, with latitude for independent judgment and un-reviewed action and decision-making, performs legal work related to procurement and contracts. This includes negotiating contract documents and terms, preparing opinions, and researching applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Performs related work.
Reports to: Chief Administrator, Policy and Public Affairs
Direct Reports: Clerical/administrative support staff
Key Relationships: Guides and reviews work of support staff to ensure compliance with agency policy and applicable new legislation.
- Negotiates contract terms and drafts procurement and contract documents involving a wide variety of Department of Education (DOE) solicitations.
- Works with other organizations within the DOE as well as the New York City Law Department to ensure conformity with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
- Resolves legal issues relating to DOE contract terms and related policies and procedures.
- Guides support staff and reviews their work for accuracy and completeness.
- Analyzes and prepares legal opinions on issues regarding various City, State, and Federal regulations.
- Implements working knowledge of procurement rules and procedures, and exercises familiarity with education-related issues.
- Drafts and reviews proposed policies, rules, and regulations.
- Serves as Protest Officer, as assigned by the Executive Director, DCP.
- Admission to the New York State Bar; and either 2 or 3 below.
- One (1) year of satisfactory United States legal experience subsequent to admission to any state bar; or
- Six (6) 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.
- Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
- Knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws.
- Ability to analyze case law and provide recommendations.
(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.
As of August 2, 2021, all NYC Department of Education new hires (who are not currently employees of the City of New York) must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to beginning their employment unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religious or medical reasons. More information can be found in Executive Order 75.
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.