Commercial Contract Attorney (Information Technology)
(Those who previously applied need not re-apply)
Position Summary: Under the direction of the Deputy Counsel of the Legal Services Commercial Unit, the Commercial Contract Attorney (Information Technology) exercises independent judgment pertaining to the negotiation, drafting and review of important legal contracts and agreements having significant financial, procedural or policy consequences. Serves as subject matter expert in Information Technology contract matters to support other senior-level staff within the Department. Performs related work.
Reports to: Deputy Counsel, Legal Services
Key Relationships:Division of Information and Instructional Technology, Financial Processes and Administration,and Financial Planning and Management.
* Prepare, negotiate, and draft complex software license and maintenance agreements, computer hardware purchase and maintenance agreements, software development agreements, information technology service agreements, application service provider agreements, hosting agreements and other related information technology agreements.
* Advise on basic copyright and intellectual property questions.
* Provide legal advice on the legal sufficiency of procurements and assist in providing legal advice in bid protests.
* Review RFP''s, proposals and contracts, and recommend solutions to mitigate project risks.
* Serve as liaison in commercial litigation cases.
* Draft rules and regulations for the Department of Education.
* Analyze and report on the effects of city, state, and federal legislation.
* Create and present training materials on contracting and intellectual property matters to the purchasing and contracting staff, product development professionals, and members of information technology operations.
* Serve as subject matter expert in Information Technology contract matters to support other senior-level staff within the Department.
Admission to the New York State Bar; and four years of recent full-time satisfactory, relevant legal experience subsequent to admission to any bar, 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.
Note: Selected candidates must remain members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of their employment.
* Knowledge of public procurement.
* Ability to rapidly understand provisions of applicable law and regulations.
* Ability to write clearly and concisely.
* Efficient research skills a plus.
(Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not make less than their current salary.)
Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.
Resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.
NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability.
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