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PARALEGAL

New York City Campaign Finance Board   New York, NY   Full-time     Legal
Posted on January 10, 2023
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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

OFFICE TITLE:       PARALEGAL   

CIVIL SERVICE TITLE/LEVEL:  CFB ANALYST II

DEPARTMENT:   LEGAL 

NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1

POSITION STATUS: FULL-TIME

SALARY:  $ 62,000 - $ 72,500

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Filled

JOB ID #:   567120

 
 
       

 Start your career here at the NYC Campaign Finance Board. Click on the link to learn more about the open positions at our agency!  

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN FINANCE BOARD

The New York City Campaign Finance Board oversees New York City’s small donor democracy program and educates and engages voters via NYC Votes. The CFB has enjoyed a tremendous arc of progress over its 30-year history, and our updated flagship small donor democracy program is a centerpiece of this progress.

We eliminate barriers to participation by providing access to the resources New Yorkers need to vote or run for office and amplify the voices of small donors with New York City’s small donor democracy program.

You would be working with a staff and leadership that is mission driven and committed to continuous improvement for the staff and the public.  We provide flexible work hours and environment. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Legal unit is responsible for enforcing the city’s campaign finance laws; drafting rulemakings, legislation, and advisory opinions; representing the agency in litigation; and providing in-house legal counsel. The paralegal reports to the general counsel and works with a team of six attorneys. Responsibilities include:

  • Providing support for various Legal Unit functions, including legal research assignments and the updating of publications
  • Assisting attorneys in preparation of materials, research, and analyses for legal matters, including enforcement, litigation, and legislation
  • Appearing in small claims court on behalf of the agency
  • Utilizing agency’s internal systems to track and process information
  • Proofreading and cite-checking legal documents
  • Performing various clerical functions, including filing and correspondence

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask, and manage time effectively
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a small, close-knit team
  • Creativity
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Baccalaureate degree
  • One year of post-college work experience, preferably in a paralegal or other administrative support role, or equivalent experience in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated interest in public service and commitment to the CFB’s mission

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in legal or legislative history research
  • Experience in government (New York City government a plus) or nonprofit/private sector experience in campaign finance, election law, or voting rights
  • Experience in administrative law and/or regulatory enforcement
  • Strong academic credentials

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TO APPLY:  Internal City Employees must apply through Employee Self-service (ESS), External Applicants must apply through NYC.gov/careers.

  • Please apply to the job ID number listed above.
  • Resume, cover letter, and 5–10 page writing sample are required for consideration.
  • Note that only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

For more information on careers with the NYC Campaign Finance Board visit our website at https://www.nyccfb.info/ to access the full listing of job opportunities and to learn more about our agency.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.

 

Pursuant to Department of Citywide Administrative Services Commissioner’s Directive No. 2020-20 (concerning the Recruitment of Personnel During the Covid-19 Crisis), New York City residency must be obtained within six months after Emergency Executive Order No.98 is rescinded. If that time has passed, residency must be obtained within 90 days of the start date.

 

The CFB is an equal opportunity employer firmly committed to diversity. All individuals are encouraged to apply. If you anticipate needing any type of reasonable accommodation to apply for an employment opportunity, please contact access@nyccfb.info or (212) 409-1800.

 

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.