Legal (College Aide)
Legal (College Aide)
The Mayor's Office of Contract Services (MOCS) is a New York City oversight and service agency that manages procurement citywide, from planning and release of agency solicitations to payment of vendors. Annually, agencies procure billions in products and services from a diverse pool of vendors that represent various industries. MOCS therefore aims to ensure that the procurement process remains fair, transparent, efficient and cost-effective.
MOCS makes it easier to do business through use of end-to-end technology tools, increases transparency by publication of enriched data and hosting public hearings, and strengthens procurement operations by providing direct assistance and resources to all stakeholders. MOCS also partners with agencies and vendors to identify areas for policy reform, resulting in ongoing process improvement to reduce administrative burdens and increase the positive impact of services on communities. The MOCS Director serves as the City Chief Procurement Officer.
MOCS team members operate in a collaborative, service-oriented environment, where flexibility and ability to achieve results are valued. College Aide's must conduct all duties relevant to their position in their assigned division and demonstrate an advanced level of expertise. This position requires a focus on aligning daily operations to the agency's strategic priorities, engage stakeholders in planning and ensure performance using well-defined success metrics and project management strategies. All College Aide's are expected to deliver timely and quality work products and services, participate in ongoing improvement activities, proactively deepen their knowledge of procurement and government operations, and will use modern technology software and hardware to complete daily duties. This position must collaborate with other team members to implement projects, help to maintain and/or analyze operational data, and interact with external stakeholders.
The Legal College Aide shall report to the General Counsel division of MOCS. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Conducting legal research and drafting memoranda for the General Counsel team on various procurement related topics and issues;
- Assisting with legal compliance matters relating to various local laws and executive orders;
- Reviewing contracts, franchise and concessions agreements, and other documents to ensure compliance with the laws, rules and regulations related to the procurement process;
- Drafting briefing memos;
- Reviewing and responding to Freedom of Information Law requests and providing recommendations and resolutions to Freedom of Information Law matters;
- Preparing legal memoranda for attorneys who sit on NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings Contract Dispute Resolution Board cases
- Drafting reports
- Vetting vendors to ensure business integrity
- Any other assignments related to the duties of this office as are necessary
For Assignment Level I:
Matriculation at an accredited college or graduate school. Employment is conditioned upon continuance as a student in a college or graduate school.
For Assignment Level II (Information Technology):
Matriculation at an accredited college or graduate school. Employment is conditioned upon continuance as a student in a college or graduate school with a specific course of study in information technology, computer science, management information systems, data processing, or closely related field, including or supplemented by 9 semester credits in an acceptable course of study.
For Assignment Level III (Information Technology Fellow):
Matriculation at an accredited college or graduate school. Employment is conditioned upon continuance as a student in a college or graduate school with a specific course of study in information technology, computer science, management information systems, data processing, or other area relevant to the information technology project(s) assigned, including or supplemented by 9 semester credits in an acceptable course of study. Appointments to this Assignment Level will be made by the Technology Steering Committee through the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications.
Maximum tenure for all Assignment Levels in the title of College Aide is 6 years. No student shall be employed more than half-time in any week in which classes in which the student is enrolled are in session. Students may be employed full-time during their vacation periods.
- Current Enrollment in Law School. (Strongly Preferred) - Emphasis on attention to detail and confidentiality - Must have strong writing skills - Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills - Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Internet research - Must be proficient in Excel
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/.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
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.
Civil service title
COLLEGE AIDE (ALL CITY DEPTS)
Legal (College Aide)
Number of positions
255 Greenwich Street