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Senior Attorney|Assistant Attorney 1|2|3 - Albany (NY HELPS)

  • ... Albany, New York, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 114444 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 04, 2024       Expires on: Mar 20, 2024

Senior Attorney|Assistant Attorney 1|2|3 - Albany (NY HELPS)   

JOB TITLE:

Senior Attorney|Assistant Attorney 1|2|3 - Albany (NY HELPS)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Albany New York United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide program (NY HELPS).
For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title may be filled via a non-competitive appointment, if they meet the below NY HELPS minimum qualifications.


NY HELPS Non-Competitive Minimum Qualifications:

Position may be filled at the Senior Attorney level or one within the Legal Traineeship appointment levels.
Appointment title will be dependent upon qualifications of candidate selected.


Assistant Attorney 1 (Grade 18): Law school graduation and/or eligibility for NYS Bar Admission.


Assistant Attorney 2 (Grade 20): Admission to NYS Bar

Assistant Attorney 3 (Grade 22): 12 months as an Assistant Attorney 2, or Admission to the NYS Bar and 12 months of subsequent satisfactory legal experience

Senior Attorney (Grade 25): 12 months as an Assistant Attorney 3, or Admission to the NYS Bar and 24 months of subsequent satisfactory legal experience

Competitive Minimum Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, a review of your state history is needed.
Please provide the last four digits of your social security number in your email response or on your resume.
If you are not comfortable providing this information in your response, a representative from our office will contact you via phone.


Admission to the New York State Bar and current registration to practice law in New York State is necessary for continued employment.
Disbarment or loss of registration shall result in termination or suspension of employment.


Candidates reachable on the Civil Service Eligible list(s) will be canvassed.
However, you may also apply if you are eligible for appointment by one of the following qualifications:

REASSIGNMENT QUALIFICATIONS: Current New York State Department of Labor employee with one year or more of permanent, contingent-permanent or 55 b/c service as a Senior Attorney.
An employee with less than one year of permanent competitive service is eligible for reassignment to a different geographic location if reachable for appointment in the new location.


70.
1 Transfer Qualifications: One year of permanent or contingent-permanent as a Grade 25 or higher determined to be similar by Civil Service.


52.
6 TRANSFER QUALIFICATIONS: Current State employees may qualify for transfer if you have one year of permanent competitive service in a title allocated to a Grade 23 or above and your title is designated “Administrative” under Section 52.
6 of the Civil Service Law.
*

  • Transfer candidates must also possess a law degree from an accredited college or university and be able to provide evidence of current registration to practice law in New York State.

  • Transfer candidates qualify for one consecutive upward transfer of one M grade or two salary grades.

NOTE: A comprehensive list of titles approved for transfer to Senior Attorney is available through Civil Service GOT-IT available at https://careermobilityoffice.
cs.
ny.
gov/cmo/gotit/.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to initiate and maintain relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Ability to handle multiple and shifting priorities.
Duties Description
STANDARD DUTIES:

Under the direction of an Associate Attorney, the Senior Attorney will be responsible for the management and coordination of responses to records requests.
Records requests can include, but may not be limited to, subpoenas from both administrative agencies and law enforcement; discovery demands related to litigation involving the Department; and requests made pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL).
The Senior Attorney will also assist in the management of the Department’s Record Retention policies and procedures.
The Senior Attorney will:

  • Review and analyze records to ensure agency compliance with applicable laws and regulations related to confidentiality and privacy (including personally identifiable information).
    Records may include bank account transactions, unemployment insurance records, personnel and employment records, contracts (including service agreements, lease agreements, and accompanying insurance documentation), and investigations related to employment and consumer protection laws enforced by the Department.
  • Advise and assist staff and management on legal issues related to records management and retention.
  • Communicate with members of the public regarding records requests.
  • Conduct legal research and advise management and staff members of recent developments in the law.
  • Provide support to the New York State Attorney General’s Office in litigation involving the Department.
  • Assist Department’s Communications Office with responding to inquiries from external parties, including press inquiries.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The Senior Attorney will also be provided with opportunities to assist in other projects and matters handled by the Office of the General Counsel.
Assignments will depend on both the needs of the office and the interests of the Senior Attorney.
Other projects and matters may include, but are not limited to, assisting on litigation; representing the Department in enforcement hearings; assisting with procurement activities and contract negotiations; and conducting legal research to assist in advising Department staff.
Additional Comments

If you are a current NYS employee and have questions regarding salary, please contact the Business Services Center (BSC): 518-457-4272, BSCHR@ogs.
ny.
gov.


Telecommuting will be discussed in the interview.


Candidates with no previous state service will begin at the starting rate of the salary range listed above.

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 04, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

114444 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707367273-59c0296880facaad2808627113726059

LOCATION:

New York United States

CITY:

Albany

Job Origin:

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This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide program (NY HELPS). For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title may be filled via a non-competitive appointment, if they meet the below NY HELPS minimum qualifications.

NY HELPS Non-Competitive Minimum Qualifications:

Position may be filled at the Senior Attorney level or one within the Legal Traineeship appointment levels. Appointment title will be dependent upon qualifications of candidate selected.

Assistant Attorney 1 (Grade 18): Law school graduation and/or eligibility for NYS Bar Admission.

Assistant Attorney 2 (Grade 20): Admission to NYS Bar

Assistant Attorney 3 (Grade 22): 12 months as an Assistant Attorney 2, or Admission to the NYS Bar and 12 months of subsequent satisfactory legal experience

Senior Attorney (Grade 25): 12 months as an Assistant Attorney 3, or Admission to the NYS Bar and 24 months of subsequent satisfactory legal experience

Competitive Minimum Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, a review of your state history is needed. Please provide the last four digits of your social security number in your email response or on your resume. If you are not comfortable providing this information in your response, a representative from our office will contact you via phone.

Admission to the New York State Bar and current registration to practice law in New York State is necessary for continued employment. Disbarment or loss of registration shall result in termination or suspension of employment.

Candidates reachable on the Civil Service Eligible list(s) will be canvassed. However, you may also apply if you are eligible for appointment by one of the following qualifications:

REASSIGNMENT QUALIFICATIONS: Current New York State Department of Labor employee with one year or more of permanent, contingent-permanent or 55 b/c service as a Senior Attorney. An employee with less than one year of permanent competitive service is eligible for reassignment to a different geographic location if reachable for appointment in the new location.

70.1 Transfer Qualifications: One year of permanent or contingent-permanent as a Grade 25 or higher determined to be similar by Civil Service.

52.6 TRANSFER QUALIFICATIONS: Current State employees may qualify for transfer if you have one year of permanent competitive service in a title allocated to a Grade 23 or above and your title is designated “Administrative” under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law. *

  • Transfer candidates must also possess a law degree from an accredited college or university and be able to provide evidence of current registration to practice law in New York State.

  • Transfer candidates qualify for one consecutive upward transfer of one M grade or two salary grades.

NOTE: A comprehensive list of titles approved for transfer to Senior Attorney is available through Civil Service GOT-IT available at https://careermobilityoffice.cs.ny.gov/cmo/gotit/.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to initiate and maintain relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Ability to handle multiple and shifting priorities.
Duties Description
STANDARD DUTIES:

Under the direction of an Associate Attorney, the Senior Attorney will be responsible for the management and coordination of responses to records requests. Records requests can include, but may not be limited to, subpoenas from both administrative agencies and law enforcement; discovery demands related to litigation involving the Department; and requests made pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL). The Senior Attorney will also assist in the management of the Department’s Record Retention policies and procedures. The Senior Attorney will:

  • Review and analyze records to ensure agency compliance with applicable laws and regulations related to confidentiality and privacy (including personally identifiable information). Records may include bank account transactions, unemployment insurance records, personnel and employment records, contracts (including service agreements, lease agreements, and accompanying insurance documentation), and investigations related to employment and consumer protection laws enforced by the Department.
  • Advise and assist staff and management on legal issues related to records management and retention.
  • Communicate with members of the public regarding records requests.
  • Conduct legal research and advise management and staff members of recent developments in the law.
  • Provide support to the New York State Attorney General’s Office in litigation involving the Department.
  • Assist Department’s Communications Office with responding to inquiries from external parties, including press inquiries.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The Senior Attorney will also be provided with opportunities to assist in other projects and matters handled by the Office of the General Counsel. Assignments will depend on both the needs of the office and the interests of the Senior Attorney. Other projects and matters may include, but are not limited to, assisting on litigation; representing the Department in enforcement hearings; assisting with procurement activities and contract negotiations; and conducting legal research to assist in advising Department staff.
Additional Comments

If you are a current NYS employee and have questions regarding salary, please contact the Business Services Center (BSC): 518-457-4272, BSCHR@ogs.ny.gov.

Telecommuting will be discussed in the interview.

Candidates with no previous state service will begin at the starting rate of the salary range listed above.

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