Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications
Juris Doctor, admission to the New York State Bar and must be an attorney in good standing and at least one years’ legal experience.
Juris Doctor, admission to the New York State Bar and must be an attorney in good standing, and two years experience in the practice of law subsequent to admission to the Bar. Experience in a particular area of law to be determined based on need.
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment.
Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to prioritize.
Proficiency in PC applications such as Microsoft Outlook and Word.
Duties Description Primary Purpose
Under the direction of the General Counsel, or their designee, the Assistant Counsel renders legal advice and executes legal assignments with respect to various aspects of the operations of DASNY.
Renders legal advice with respect to all matters relating to the administration of design, construction, and other contracts entered into by DASNY, the handling and disposition of liens filed with DASNY, and the administration of the DASNY's construction program.
Handles real estate transactions, as directed, in connection with DASNY’s operations, including the financing and construction programs.
Represents DASNY or coordinates and directs outside counsel, including the Attorney General's Office, in connection with administrative proceedings and litigation in which DASNY is involved, and coordinates and directs bond counsel in connection with DASNY’s financings.
Participates in the preparation of legal documents and official statements in connection with DASNY’s financings and participates in the conduct of closings.
Participates in development and implementation of asset management systems and performs legal functions in connection with the management of the DASNY’s asset portfolio.
Prepares legislation; renders advice with respect to the formulation, coordination, and execution of DASNY’s legislative program, and prepares reports to the Governor with respect to legislation before him for action.
Renders legal advice with respect to various aspects of DASNY’s grant administration program.
Renders legal advice with respect to general corporate matters such as FOIL requests, insurance matters, and systems issues.
Provides legal advice with respect to and provides legal services with regard to general, corporate and administrative matters relating to the business of DASNY.
Keep the General Counsel or their designee apprised of any significant legal and policy issues that may arise in connection with the various matters to which the Senior Counsel is assigned.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Acts in a confidential capacity to the executive staff and the Board of Directors of DASNY on policy, personnel, collective bargaining, and labor relations issues.
Assist Management in the development of policies.
Develop, document, and implement procedures.
Assess, develop, and implement internal controls, and oversee the review and testing of same.
Undertake special assignments as directed.
Must maintain regular attendance in accordance with DASNY attendance and leave policies.
Must adhere to the NYS Information Security Policy Standards established and issued by the Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination. (Standards can be found on the Intranet).
Frequent travel may be required, generally to the NYC area, using public transportation, DASNY vehicle, rental vehicle, or personal vehicle. This travel may include overnight stays at public accommodations and related establishments. Requires complex and time-pressured decision-making.
Must be able to work extended hours as needed.
Standard office environment, including the use of one or more of the following: PC, telephone, fax machine, printer, copier, electronic stapler/hole punch/date stamp, shredder.
Additional Comments DASNY provides financing and construction services to public and private universities, not-for-profit healthcare facilities, and other institutions which serve the public good.
We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, which includes:
• Choice of several health insurance plans
• Dental & vision insurance
• Membership in the NYS Retirement System
• Deferred Compensation Investment Plan
• 13 vacation days per year
• 13 sick days per year
• 5 days of personal leave per year
• 12 paid holidays per year
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training & development opportunities
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingPlease use the link provided to apply:
DASNY is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to excellence and diversity.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.