Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 11/30/23
Applications Due: 12/14/23
Vacancy ID: 145151

Position Information


AgencyLabor, Department of

TitleSenior Attorney - Brooklyn

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary Grade25

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

Salary RangeFrom $90806 to $114444 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Kings

Street Address

155 Hanson Place

City Brooklyn


Zip Code11217

Job Specifics


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

Preferred Qualifications:

-Strong written and verbal communication skills.
-Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
-Ability to initiate and maintain relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders.

Duties Description STANDARD DUTIES: Under the direction of an Associate Attorney, the Senior Attorney will represent the Department in all aspects of the administrative hearing process. Primary duties will include conducting pre-hearing conferences; negotiation of settlements; preparation of witnesses for direct testimony and cross-examination; and the preparation of Notices of Hearing, post-hearing briefs, answers to petitions, motions, supporting affidavits, bills of particulars and subpoenas.

Additionally, the Senior Attorney may research, prepare and file various legal documents, including drafting regulatory and legislative analysis, regulatory and legislative text, and other materials on behalf of the Department; prepare written legal opinions in response to inquiries received by the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioners, and staff; act as the liaison between the Department and the Attorney General’s Office in the defense and prosecution of litigation to which the Department is a party; and provide counsel and guidance to Department staff, including division directors.

Additional Comments If you are a current NYS employee and have questions regarding salary, please contact the Business Services Center (BSC): 518-457-4272,

Telecommuting will be discussed in the interview.

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

Contact Information

Name Teresita Beaudoin

Telephone 518-457-1020

Fax EFax:

Email Address


Street New York State Department of Labor

Harriman State Campus, Building 12, Room 561

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12240


Notes on ApplyingAll candidates must submit a written resume and cover letter which clearly demonstrates how they meet the minimum qualifications for the position. These documents must be received by December 14, 2023 and submitted via email to or mailed to the NYS Department of Labor, Personnel Bureau, Building 12, Room 561, State Office Campus, Albany, NY 12240. You must include, Vacancy ID #145151, Senior Attorney – Brooklyn in the subject line of your email. Failure to do so may result in a delay of processing your application.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Department of Labor is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity.

New York State (NYS) is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. NYS Law prohibits discrimination because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, domestic violence victim status, carrier status, gender identity or prior conviction records, or prior arrests, youthful offender adjudications or sealed records unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

If you are a person with a disability and wish to request that a reasonable accommodation be provided for you to participate in a job interview, please contact: Department of Labor, Attn: Director, Division of Equal Opportunity and Development (DEOD), Building 12, Albany, NY 12240 (Phone (518) 457-1984 and/or fax (518) 485-2575.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at