Minimum Qualifications Qualification for this position are as follows:
• A minimum of three (3) years of post-graduate legal experience, preferably with a focus on appellate practice and/or complex civil litigation;
• Excellent legal analysis, legal writing and editing, and oral advocacy skills;
• Strong organizational, interpersonal communication, problem solving, and teamwork skills;
• Knowledge of major state and federal labor employment law, particularly Article 18 of the Labor Law;
• A demonstrated commitment to public service;
• Knowledge of bankruptcy law generally or as it applies to taxing authorities is a plus; and
• Fluency in Spanish is desirable.
Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the OAG be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.
Duties Description The New York State Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) Labor Bureau is seeking an attorney to serve in the Employment Security Section and defend against state and federal court challenges to the New York State Department of Labor’s (DOL) enforcement of labor laws and standards and defend the DOL’s and other agencies’ decisions in the Appellate Division. This position reports to the Employment Security Section Chief and is based at the OAG’s New York City office.
The Employment Security Section represents the New York State DOL on appeals to the Appellate Division, Third Department, from decisions of the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board relating to eligibility of individuals for unemployment insurance benefits and the obligation of employers to pay unemployment insurance contributions. The Section also handles other defensive litigation involving the unemployment insurance program in both state and federal courts and represents the interests of the Unemployment Insurance Division in bankruptcy cases, foreclosures, and other multi-party litigation involving distribution of limited funds to creditors. In addition, the Section initiates civil actions to recover overpayments of unemployment insurance benefits.
Additional Comments As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State through a wide variety of occupations. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. Additionally, the OAG offers a robust Workplace Flexibilities Program with multiple options for employees, including telecommuting (up to two days per week) and alternative work schedules.
Per Office of the Attorney General policy, confirmation of vaccination status is a condition of employment for this position. If you are not fully vaccinated, you may be required to provide regular negative COVID-19 PCR test results at a frequency determined by the agency. The agency will consider religious and reasonable accommodations. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
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Notes on ApplyingHOW TO APPLY:
Applications are being received online.
To apply, please visit our careers website:
Reference No. LAB_NYC_AAG/ESS_3460
To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on July 1, 2022.
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
• Cover Letter
? You may address to Legal Recruitment.
? Indicate why you are interested in working for the Labor Bureau what makes you a strong candidate.
• Writing Sample
• List of three (3) references
? Only submit professional references, supervisory references are preferred.
? Indicate the nature and duration of your relationship to each reference.
? Include contact information and email addresses for each reference.
? Please note, your references will not be contacted until after you interview for the position.
If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Legal Recruitment via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov