Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 09/08/21
Applications Due: 09/22/21
Vacancy ID: 90994

Position Information

AgencyDASNY - Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

TitleSenior Counsel (Finance Attorney)

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitNone listed

Salary RangeFrom $89876 to $112783 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Unclassified Service

Travel Percentage 10%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Albany

Street Address 515 Broadway

City Albany


Zip Code12207

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications
Juris Doctor, admission to the New York State Bar and at least four (4) years of experience in the practice of law subsequent to admission to the Bar.

Preferred Qualifications
Juris Doctor, admission to the New York State Bar and at least four (4) years experience in the practice of in the practice of municipal or public finance subsequent to admission to the Bar.

Essential Skills
? Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills.
? Excellent oral and written communications skills.
? Demonstrated ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment.
? Demonstrated judgment and discretion in matters of confidentiality.
? Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to prioritize.
? Team player who works well in a team environment.

Duties Description Primary Purpose
Provides legal support to management and staff in relation to financing transactions involving public and private clients, administration of grant programs, asset management and the development of internal policy and administration to achieve the social and commercial objectives of DASNY.
Essential Functions
? Support management and staff in particular areas of operations (public clients, private clients or policy and administration) and provide counsel primarily in the areas of public finance, grant administration, asset management, real estate and workouts and be able to advise on matters pertaining to procurement, labor relations, human resources, investments, litigation, insurance, eminent domain, and/or environmental affairs.
? Apprise General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, and their supervisor of all significant activities.
? Support internal Public Finance and Finance staff in the preparation and review of required legal documentation used in connection with DASNY's debt issuances.
? Monitor compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and the internal policies and procedures associated with DASNY’s debt issuances.
? Support the administration of various grant programs, including the formulation of policies and procedures with respect thereto, and related reporting.
? Advise DASNY staff with respect to general corporate matters such as Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests, ethical issues, insurance matters, systems issues, and real estate matters.
? Assist in the preparation of legislation and render advice on DASNY's legislative program.
? Review and provide legal advice with respect to investment, custodial, wire transfer and other agreements for the Finance division.
? Provide legal counsel with respect to the annual audit.
? Provide legal services related to Board matters.
? Provide legal support and counsel in other areas as assigned.

Other Duties and Responsibilities
? Maintain current knowledge of statutory and regulatory changes that relate to the operations of DASNY.
? Direct the development, documentation, and implementation of procedures.
? Direct the assessment, development, implementation and testing of internal controls.
? Undertake special assignments as directed.
? Must maintain regular attendance in accordance with DASNY attendance and leave policies.
? Must adhere to the NYS Information Security Policy Standards established and issued by the NYS Office of Information Technology Services. (Standards can be found on the Intranet.)

Additional Comments DASNY provides financing and construction services to public and private universities, not-for-profit healthcare facilities, and other institutions which serve the public good.

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, which includes:

• Choice of several health insurance plans
• Dental & vision insurance
• Membership in the NYS Retirement System
• Deferred Compensation Investment Plan
• 13 vacation days per year
• 13 sick days per year
• 5 days of personal leave per year
• 12 paid holidays per year
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training & development opportunities

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

Contact Information

Name Allison Thomas


Fax 518-257-3550

Email Address


Street 515 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12207


Notes on ApplyingApplicant Instructions

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DASNY is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to excellence and diversity.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.