Agency Attorney - Division of Contracts and Purchasing
NYC Department of Education - New York, NY

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Agency Attorney - Division of Contracts and Purchasing

Tracking Code 9599 Job Description Please Note: Position only open to internal NYC Department of Education employees

Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Chief Administrator, Funded and Special Services Procurement, with latitude for independent judgment and un-reviewed action and decision, performs legal work related to funded programs and special services procurement. This includes negotiating contract documents and terms, preparing opinions and researching applicable laws, rules and regulations. Performs related work.

Reports to: Chief Administrator, Funded and Special Services Procurement

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 the terms of and drafts procurement and contract documents involving various Department of Education (DOE) professional and related services solicitations, assuring 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 environmental issues.
  • Drafts and reviews proposed policies, rules, and regulations.

Qualification Requirements:


  • 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 verbal and writing communication skills.
    • Knowledge of Federal, State and local laws.
    • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
    • Ability to analyze case law and provide recommendations.

    Salary: $65,000

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

    Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.

    Applications will be accepted through March 29, 2013.

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


    It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, 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. Inquiries regarding compliance with this equal opportunity policy may be directed to: Office of Equal Opportunity, 65 Court Street, Room 1102, Brooklyn, New York 11201, or visit the OEO website at

    Job Location New York, New York, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular New Posting

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