The Office of the Bronx Borough President is seeking an individual to serve as its General Counsel.
The General Counsel serves at the discretion of the Borough President and is responsible to conduct and/or supervise all legal affairs of the office.
Duties of the General Counsel include but are not limited to providing counsel to and preparing memos, opinions, letters and testimony for the Borough President on both legal and policy matters; providing counsel to Bronx Borough President Office staff on work-related legal matters; and conducting the general legal affairs of the Bronx Borough President’s Office.
The General Counsel participates in formulation and implementation of agency policy, advises the Borough President concerning proposed legislative changes, and develops legal arguments supporting legislative proposals sponsored by the agency. The General Counsel also ensures compliance with existing federal, state and city laws, regulations and guidelines that impact agency operations.
Additionally, the General Counsel represents the Borough President on various boards of trustees, including the New York City Employees’ Retirement System and the City of New York Franchise and Concession Review Committee. The General Counsel also represents the Borough President at various government and civic functions.
Furthermore, the General Counsel provides counsel to the 12 Bronx Community Boards and their staff, assists with constituent and community matters, and performs other duties as assigned by the Borough President and/or the Chief of Staff.
Salary commensurate with experience. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant policy and legal experience in contract drafting and employment law, such as disciplinary and grievance procedures. Applicants must be a member of the New York State Bar Association in good standing. Please send curriculum vitae, cover letter, relevant writing sample, references and other appropriate materials to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the close of business on Friday, March 16, 2018.
The Office of the Bronx Borough President, an agency of the City of New York, is an equal opportunity employer.