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New York City Mayor's Office of Management And BudgetRussell, IA
  • The Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is the City government's chief financial agency.
  • OMB's staff of analysts and experts assembles and oversees the Mayor’s expense and capital budgets, which fund the services and activities of approximately 70 City agencies.
  • The Counsel's Office acts as the general counsel to the Office of Management and Budget, providing wide-ranging legal advice and representation on a variety of topics.
  • Topics include, but are not limited to, the City’s budget process, debt issuance program, financing of capital projects, contracting and procurement, legislation, conflicts of interest, employment law, and other general legal matters.
  • JOB DESCRIPTION: Under supervision of Counsel’s Office staff, provide legal advice and representation to the Office of Management and Budget.
  • The duties of this position are expected to include, but not be limited to, the following: Capital Projects: · Become familiar with City and State laws, policies and regulations governing capital grants (i.e., proceeds of City bond issues) to not-for-profit organizations, such as hospitals, health clinics, community centers and cultural groups.
  • · Work with City Council and Borough Presidents offices to review and evaluate applications for capital grants to not-for-profit organizations in compliance with policies and legal requirements.
  • · Draft and review contracts and agreements related to capital grants, working with City agencies and City-related entities including the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the Department of Design and Constriction and the Department of Cultural Affairs.
  • Freedom of Information Law Duties: · Become familiar with the requirements of the New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), and relevant caselaw.
  • · Track all FOIL requests received by OMB, and coordinate with the New York City Law Department, City Hall and OMB staff in determining the appropriate response.
  • · Utilize the e-discovery tools available to OMB, including Microsoft 365.
  • · Track FOIL appeals and aid in the preparation of responses to appeals potential litigation related to such appeals.
  • Litigation Preservation Duties: · In coordination with the New York City Law Department, gather all documents and emails required to be preserved by OMB staff as part of any anticipated or threatened litigation against the City of New York. Contracts: · Aid in the drafting, review and analysis of OMB and related financing issuer contracts and agreements, including vendor agreements.
  • · Become familiar with City and City-related financing entities rules and regulations to ensure compliance, and track proposed changes to such rules and regulations · Provide legal counsel to procurement team.
  • DESIRED SKILLS: Essential skills include attention to detail, ability to review and synthesize complex legislative requirements, persistence in gathering required information from diverse sources, ability to clearly organize and present complex information, and ability to maintain and adhere to strict deadlines for information dissemination
  • Qualifications Deputy Assistant Counsel ($73,806): Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school; Deputy Assistant Counsel Step 1 ($83,399): Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school and a minimum of one year of full-time experience.
  • Admission or pending Admission to the New York State Bar is strongly preferred.
  • Other Requirements All persons newly hired for employment by any City agency must provide proof of having received at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to beginning their employment, except for those who obtain an exception due to medical or religious reasons through the reasonable accommodation process.
  • You must be a City resident within 90 days of the date of appointment and you must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

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