Full Job Description
Only candidates who are permanent in the Claim Specialist title or those who are currently on the Open-Competitive list (Exam #9023) may apply. Please include a copy of your receipt of filing or indicate if you are already permanent in the title. Failure to do so will result in your disqualification.
The NYC Department of Design and Construction, Law Division seeks a Claim Specialist. The selected candidate will support the agency’s Borough Based Jails Design-Build Program and other agency projects as it relates to design-build project delivery methods and design-bid-build project delivery methods. This position, with some latitude for independent initiative and judgment, encompasses alternative dispute resolution, dispute boards, and litigation, as well as claim support of varying degrees of difficulty and responsibility. The work is performed under the supervision of higher-level staff and/or attorneys, as well as other DDC personnel. The candidate will perform various types of clerical duties, including but not limited to the following: Support the Law Division in managing actual and potential claims with respect to DDC’s design-build program and design-bid-build program, including but not limited to supporting matters that may be brought before dispute resolution boards; Assist with responses to litigation support requests, discovery demands, and/or other forms and papers related to legal proceedings and transaction; Investigate/conduct review of multiple cases for specific issues and maintain spreadsheets of information about the cases; Collect, assemble, and review information/records from DDC program units to comply with discovery obligations and production, including interviewing agency custodians with potential evidence; Assist in obtaining, reviewing, updating and maintaining physical and electronic case files; Perform routine administrative duties when necessary including, but not limited to photocopying, filing, scanning, archiving, data entry, indexing, reserving conference rooms, and managing calendars; Some of the physical activities performed and environmental conditions experienced include lifting and carrying boxes and files; organizing relevant agency records; climbing stairs; and traveling throughout the City on all types of public transportation, and/or walking in all kinds of weather, often carrying files.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; or
2. An associate degree or 60 semester credits from an accredited college or university and two years of full-time satisfactory experience investigating and/or settling claims for personal injury or property damage or loss; or
3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization and four years of full-time satisfactory
experience investigating and/or settling claims for personal injury or property damage or loss; or
4. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience that is equivalent to “1”, “2” or “3” above.
College education may be substituted for experience as described in “2” or “3” above on the basis that 30 semester credits from an accredited college or university may be substituted for each year of
required experience. However, all candidates must have a four-year high school diploma or its
Candidates should possess strong analytic abilities and have advanced Microsoft Excel and Access skills. Strong communication, organizational skills, and a valid driver’s license are required.
For City Employees, please go to Employee Self Service (ESS), click on Recruiting Activities/Careers and Search for Job ID # 487559. For all other applicants, please go to www.nyc.gov/jobs, go to Search for Open NYC Jobs and click on Non-Employee Login to search for Job ID # 487559. Do not e-mail, mail or fax your resume to DDC directly. No phone calls will be accepted.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.