Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 05/05/22
Applications Due: 05/20/22
Vacancy ID: 104307

Position Information

AgencyFinancial Services, Department of

TitleSenior Attorney

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade25

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $67897 to $111111 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Albany

Street Address One Commerce Plaza

City Albany


Zip Code12257

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Appointment method:

List Appointment: Candidates must be reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for 20-131.

Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive service in a title eligible for transfer via Sections 70.1 or 52.6 of the Civil Service Law. Information regarding transfer eligibility may be available on the Civil Service Career Mobility Office website at

55 b/c Appointment: Candidates must meet the eligibility requirements of the Governor's Program to Hire Individuals and Veterans with Disabilities as described in Civil Service Law § 55b/c. Information about this program can be found here:

Please Note that under Civil Service Law, an employee cannot have two consecutive upward 70.1 or 52.6 transfers without an intervening eligible list appointment if such transfers would exceed two salary grades

Duties Description The Department of Financial Services is seeking candidates for the position of Senior Attorney. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Works on health insurance programs and initiatives, including health care reform;
• Drafts, evaluates, and makes recommendations regarding State and/or federal legislation relating to the health insurance industry. After legislation is enacted, facilitates implementation by drafting regulations and circular letters so as to provide guidance;
• Researches and drafts memoranda to identify and explain potential legal and/or public policy issues that emanate from federal and State health insurance issues, programs, and developments;
• Reviews and approves accident and health insurance policy forms and health maintenance organization subscriber contracts to ensure compliance with all applicable federal and State laws and regulations;
• Represents the Health Business Unit and/or the Department of Financial Services in meetings and at public forums and participates in workgroups or task forces with other Business Units, the health insurance industry, or other governmental agencies; and,
• Answers inquiries from health insurers and other State agencies relating to insurance programs, product regulation, and health care reforms.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Ryan Taratus


Fax (518) 402-5071

Email Address


Street One Commerce Plaza, Suite 301

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12257


Notes on ApplyingTo Apply: Interested qualified candidates must submit a resume and letter of interest no later than May 20, 2022 to the email address listed below. Please include the Box # (Box SA-HEA-ALB) in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application. Email submissions are preferred.

Ryan Taratus
New York State Department of Financial Services
Office of Human Resources Management
One Commerce Plaza, Suite 301
Albany, NY 12257
Fax: (518) 402-5071

All candidates that apply may not be scheduled for an interview


Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Department of Financial Services is required to provide reasonable accommodation for known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability if an accommodation would enable the applicant to perform the essential functions of the job. If the accommodation would constitute an undue hardship on the operations of the agency, the agency is not required to provide it.