The New York City School Construction Authority (NYCSCA) builds and renovates public schools throughout all of the boroughs. We believe that schools should be efficiently designed and constructed; they should be safe, attractive and environmentally sound. The SCA’s responsibilities span the life of each project (new schools, additions, and capital improvements to existing schools) from planning, real estate, budgeting, scoping, and designing, to construction completion.
The SCA is seeking an ATTORNEY who will be responsible for providing legal advice and recommendations regarding legal actions, strategies, problems and issues facing the various divisions of the Authority. The Attorney will be responsible for negotiating, drafting and reviewing various legal documents, and coordinating with Real Estate Services staff, and other departments within the Authority with respect to the construction and rehabilitation of public schools.
Other responsibilities include:
Negotiate, draft and review contracts, Letters of Intent, Memoranda of Understanding, Contracts of Sale, Licenses, Leases and SNDAs.
Negotiate, draft and review license agreements to allow SCA to install protection on neighboring properties during construction.
Draft assignment and assumption agreements between the NYC Department of Education and the Authority.
Negotiate, draft and review easements, zoning lot development agreements (ZLDAs), zoning declarations, zoning exhibits, condominium documents, and other real estate related documents.
Advise Authority staff on various legal matters concerning real property transactions.
Research complex legal issues.
Review conflict of interest reports and waivers, and advise Authority staff on conflict-of-interest matters.
Provide legal support to various divisions of the Authority, particularly regarding real estate acquisitions and construction.
Candidates should be eager to enhance their real estate knowledge and build an understanding of local and statutory processes.
Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
Admitted to the NYS Bar
Three years of full time and progressively diverse experience after admission to the New York State Bar.
Real Estate, construction and/or land use experience strongly preferred;
Excellent written and oral communication skills, problem solving and interpersonal skills, negotiation and drafting skills, and the ability to handle multiple assignments, and results within tight deadlines.
We offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, prescription and vision coverage; retirement savings plans including pension, 401K, 457 and IRA options and generous paid time off. Salary Range: $71,475.00 - $115,000.00