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Functional Job Title: Assistant General Counsel - Tolling
Civil Service Title: Executive Agency Counsel
Department/Division: Law and Procurement
Work Location: 2 Broadway
Hay Points: 725
Overtime Eligibility: Not eligible for paid overtime in accordance with FLSA. (Actual salary offers are made subject to the salary administration policy and are made considering a number of factors including, but not limited to, the selected candidate’s salary and work history.)
Under the supervision of the General Counsel of her designee, with latitude for discretion and independent judgment, provide legal advice, direction and representation in connection with wide-ranging toll collection and violation enforcement litigation and other toll-related matters, projects and initiatives.
Undertake civil litigation, from inception (drafting and preparing complaints for filing and service) through trial/settlement and appeal, and other efforts to collect unpaid tolls and violation fees from scofflaw toll violators. Represent the Authority by handing toll collection and violation enforcement litigation and appear at all assigned conferences, hearings, motions, trials, and appeals.
Provide legal advice, direction and representation regarding toll collection and violation enforcement under cashless Open Road Tolling (ORT) including, but not limited to, legislative initiatives, registration suspension, criminal prosecutions, exclusions orders, customer complaints/disputes, etc.
Provide legal advice, direction and representation regarding toll policy including but not limited to toll increases and rebates/discounts, ORT, one-way tolling and compliance with the State Administrative Procedure Act (SAPA), State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and privacy issues.
Provide legal advice, direction and representation regarding toll-related procurement matters including contract drafting, solicitation, award, administration and claims.
Ability to master potentially unfamiliar and complex legal issues. Review, research and handle complex legal issues, recommending and pursuing courses of action and solutions to protect TBTA’s interests to withstand judicial and/or administrative scrutiny.
Executive Agency Counsel:
Admission to the New York State Bar; and four (4) years of recent full¿time responsible, relevant, satisfactory legal experience, eighteen months of which must have been in the supervision of other attorneys, in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or performing highly complex and significant legal work.
Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment.
Specialized Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge:
1). Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited law school and New York State Bar Admission, maintained in good standing throughout employment.
2). Five (5) years of civil/criminal litigation experience in New York State and/or federal courts or administrative tribunals preferred.
3). Experience in procedural/substantive areas of law relevant to: public sector law, regulatory, environmental, contractual and/or enforcement, as well as state and federal consumer protection laws, rules, regulations and procedures.
4) Criminal law and/or law enforcement experience desired.
5). Ability to Master potentially unfamiliar and complex legal issues to review, research and handle complex legal matters and supervise outside counsel.
6). Capable of advising, recommending and pursuing courses of action and solutions to protect TBTA’s interests that will withstand judicial and/or administrative agency scrutiny.
7). Handle toll collection and violation enforcement litigation from inception through trial/settlement and appeal.
8). Assist in the preparation of toll legislation/regulation and contracts. The work requires considerable initiative and the development of independent judgment.
9) Motivated self-starter who is enthusiastic and eager to learn all aspects of tolling, possesses good interpersonal, verbal, written and organizational skills with strong attention to detail and the ability to set priorities.
As an employee of MTA Bridges & Tunnels you may be required to complete an annual financial disclosure statement with the State of New York, if your position earns more than $91,821.00 (this figure is subject to change) per year or if the position is designated as a policy maker.