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Agency Attorney

Agency Attorney

Posted on: 03/14/2024
  1. Full-time



  1. No exam required


Pension Section

$69,090.00 – $79,454.00

Job Description

About the New York City Police Pension Fund
The New York City Police Pension Fund (NYCPPF or the “Fund”) is dedicated to providing superior service to its 36,000 active members and 43,000 retired members of the New York City Police Department (NYPD). We remain committed to providing courteous, professional service by providing customized attention throughout our lifelong partnership with the uniformed staff of the NYPD and their families. We are looking for individuals with passion, dedication and commitment to excellence and innovation who are interested in adding to our dynamic and collaborative work environment. Please visit us at www.nyc.gov/nycppf to learn more.

Job Description
The Legal unit handles all relevant legal issues in the following areas of the law: CPLR Article 78 proceedings, pensions and benefits, Employment Law, Family Law (Domestic Relations Orders, Income Execution Orders, Temporary Restraining orders), Freedom of Information Law, Open Meetings Law, and the Trust, Powers, and Estates Law (Powers of Attorney, Letters Testamentary, Spousal Right of Inheritance).

Under the supervision of the Deputy General Counsel, the Agency Attorney will receive training and practical experience in the Fund’s legal work. Specifically, the Agency Attorney is responsible for legal research, verifying pleadings, facilitating the implantation of court orders, and basic office administration.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Perform legal research;
- Draft internal memoranda to various members of the executive staff;
- Communicate, in writing and verbally, with members and attorneys; scan and maintain related files;
- Maintain caseload of matrimonial cases, including review and implementation of proposed and certified Domestic Relations Orders and support enforcement orders; assist paralegal in such effort;
- Assist with preparing files and verifying pleadings in Article 78 proceedings;
- Perform other special projects as may be required.

This title is eligible for enrollment in the Civil Service Bar Association, a union for City attorneys. For more information, please consult their website at www.csbanyc.org.

Work Location: 233 Broadway, New York, NY 10279
Shift: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

CITY EMPLOYEES: Go to Employee Self Service (ESS) at www.nyc.gov/ess and search for Job ID#: 629757
ALL OTHER APPLICANTS: Go to https://cityjobs.nyc.gov and search for Job ID#: 629757

In addition, please send the following information as a PDF document to Recruitment@nycppf.org:
- Resume
- Cover letter addressed to Vincent Diaz, Esq., Deputy General Counsel. Include the following Job Vacancy Number (“JVN”) in your cover letter: 256-24-629757
- Writing sample
- Law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable as long as the applicant’s name is clearly visible)
- List of 3 professional references (may be withheld until final round)

Applications that do not contain all of the above will not be taken into consideration.

Salary: The hiring rate being offered for this position is contractual and non-negotiable. A successful candidate will be made an offer of $69,090. If you currently work for the city for 2 years or more, the offer will be made at $79,454. No other salary offer will be made.

Additional Information

NOTE: This is a full-time on-site position. The incumbent will be required to report to the office on a regular basis.

A career with the New York City government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a City employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your City career very rewarding including a Pension Plan with the New York City Employee’s Retirement System that offers health insurance benefits upon retirement. Please speak with your Human Resources Representative to learn more.

Minimum Qualifications

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 Interne (30086).
Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment.
In addition to meeting the minimum Qualification Requirements:
To be assigned to Assignment Level (AL) II, candidates must have one year of experience at Assignment Level I or two years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment. To be assigned to AL III candidates must have two years of experience in Assignment Levels I and/or II or three years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment.

Preferred Skills

- Proficiency in West Law (including WestLaw Edge) - Proficiency in all Microsoft Office products.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/.
Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position
Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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Agency Attorney

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233 Broadway

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