Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 09/08/21
Applications Due: 09/22/21
Vacancy ID: 90990

Position Information

AgencyDASNY - Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

TitleManaging Assistant Counsel (Construction Attorney)

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $125066 to $125066 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Unclassified Service

Travel Percentage 10%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Albany

Street Address 515 Broadway

City Albany


Zip Code12207

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications
Juris Doctor, admission to the New York State Bar with a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in the practice of law subsequent to admission to the Bar.

Preferred Qualifications
Juris Doctor, admission to the New York State Bar and seven (7) years of experience in the practice of construction law subsequent to admission to the Bar.

Essential Skills
• Excellent oral and written communications skills.
• Demonstrated judgment and exercise of discretion including in confidential matters.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy.
• Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment.
• Familiarity with terms and administration of collective bargaining agreements.
• Proficiency in PC applications, such as Microsoft Office

Duties Description Primary Purpose
Under the direction of the General Counsel and Managing General Counsel, and with a high degree of independent judgment and responsibility, renders legal advice and executes legal assignments of considerable difficulty in support of the Construction Services Division of DASNY. Acts in a confidential capacity to the executive staff on policy, personnel, collective bargaining, and/or labor relations issues.

Essential Functions
• Provide legal support to Construction Services Division staff, including, construction and project managers, architects, and engineers, on general business matters as well as regarding litigation, arbitration, and mediation in matters involving, construction, procurement, liens, eminent domain, and environmental law.
• Advise on complex matters relating to the construction project implementation, administration of design, construction, and other contracts entered into by DASNY.
• Handling and disposition of liens filed with DASNY.
• Address matters relating to construction law (NYS Labor Law §§ 200, 240, 241), insurance defense and general liability, contractor claims, liens, and bonds, including the preparation and review of legal documents pertaining thereto.
• Familiarity with complementary construction areas, such as bonding and insurance.
• Prior experience in sophisticated transactional matters in construction law, including preparation of design professional agreements and consultant agreements, commercial litigation, construction litigation and/or surety litigation will be highly regarded.
• Participate in confidential internal investigations into allegations involving staff and contractor/vendor serious misconduct/corruption and recommend corrective action measures.
• Ability to develop legal strategy for the resolution of claims, disputes and the handling of mediation, disputes, trials, and hearings.
• Conduct and manage necessary and appropriate discovery, hearings, trials, depositions, oral arguments, mediations, arbitrations and similar proceedings or coordinate with the Attorney General's Office and/or outside counsel in connection with such matters in which DASNY is involved.
• Participate in confidential internal investigations into allegations involving staff and contractor/vendor serious misconduct/corruption and recommend corrective action measures.
• Prepare legislation; render advice with respect to the formulation, coordination, and execution of DASNY’s legislative program
• Review agency responses to the public pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law.

Other Duties and Responsibilities
• May supervise, train, and evaluate employees.
• Handle disciplinary matters and assist in handling grievances, arbitration and disciplinary measures in accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreements.
• Participate in collective bargaining and other employee relation matters; administer and ensure adherence to applicable bargaining agreements.
• Develop, document and implement policies and procedures.
• Experience or a demonstrated interest in public service, contracts, real estate, construction, and/or procurement.
• 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.

Additional Comments Supervision
Supervision of employees may be required.

Physical/Mental/Visual Demands
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. Requires complex and time-pressured decision making. Must be able to work overtime or extended work hours as needed.

Work Environment
Standard office environment, including the use of one or more of the following: PC, telephone, fax machine, printer, copier, scanner, electronic stapler/hole punch/date stamp, shredder.

**Please note: Compensation is commensurate with experience.

DASNY is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to excellence and diversity.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Allison Thomas


Fax 518-257-3550

Email Address


Street 515 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12207


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