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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/09/22

Applications Due06/30/22

Vacancy ID104501

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 New York

Street Address One State Street

City New York


Zip Code10004

Minimum Qualifications Appointment method:

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

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:

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

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 to fill the position of Senior Attorney, working in the Department’s Producers Bureau (“Producers”). This Bureau licenses producers, conducts investigations of certain license applicants and licensed insurance producers relating to violations of the Insurance Law, and imposes disciplinary penalties and conducts disciplinary proceedings. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Negotiates and drafts Stipulations of Settlement imposing fines on license and waiver applicants and licensees;
• Prepares and conducts disciplinary proceedings/administrative hearings;
• Assists Producers examiners in their investigations (e.g., analyzes legal issues, determines violations of law, identifies necessary evidence, evaluates strength of evidence developed by examiners, assesses the need for waivers, evaluates license applications based upon certain disclosure, and recommends proposed fines and other disciplinary action);
• Advises and makes recommendations to Producers’ examiners and supervisors on legal matters involving their investigations;
• Provides legal advice and assistance to examiners on regulatory issues and matters concerning evidence and discovery;
• Conducts legal research;
• Drafts, reviews, and evaluates proposed legislation and regulations;
• Assists Producers examiners in the preparation of, and in conducting, statements/examinations under oath;
• Conducts training for employees of the Department;
• Develops guidelines, policies and procedures to be used by Producers’ examiners in preparing for and conducting investigations;
• Assists the Director and Deputy Director of the Producers Bureau with special projects and legal matters; and
• Assists the Superintendent and the Executive Deputy Superintendent of the Insurance Division with projects, investigations and legal matters.

Additional Comments Positions located within the New York City metropolitan area, as well as Suffolk, Nassau, Rockland, and Westchester Counties, are also eligible to receive an additional $3,026 annual downstate adjustment.

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

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 June 30, 2022 to the email address listed below. Please include the Box # (Box SA-00249) in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application. Email submissions are preferred.

Ryan Taratus Box SA-00249
New York State Department of Financial Services Office of Human Resources Management
One Commerce Plaza, Suite 301 Albany, NY 12257
Email: Fax: (518) 402-5071

All candidates that apply may not be scheduled for an interview AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS
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.

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