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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/18/22

Applications Due06/16/22

Vacancy ID105156

AgencyLabor, Department of

TitleSenior Attorney - Albany

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary Grade25

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

Salary RangeFrom $88161 to $111111 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent 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? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address State Office Campus, Building 12

City Albany


Zip Code12240


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:

52.6 TRANSFER QUALIFICATIONS: You 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.

NOTE: A comprehensive list of titles approved for transfer to Senior Accountant is available through Civil Service GOT-IT available at

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to initiate and maintain relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders

Duties Description STANDARD DUTIES:

Under the direction of an Associate Attorney and Deputy Counsel, the Senior Attorney may be assigned to one of the following roles within Counsel’s Office:

The Senior Attorney will advise the Department in all aspects of the New York State procurement process, which will include but not be limited to reviewing draft Requests for Proposals, advising the Purchase and Contracts Office on issues that arise throughout the procurement process, negotiating contracts with awarded bidders, and reviewing terms and conditions. Senior Attorney may also work on federal program issues, including Unemployment Insurance (UI) and the Department’s efforts to modernize the state’s entire UI system. The Senior Attorney will prepare written opinions on legal questions related to UI (including UI confidentiality), the federal Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA), and other federal issues. The Senior Attorney will also negotiate and draft UI data sharing agreements.

Alternatively, the Senior Attorney may be responsible for the management and coordination of responses to records requests pursuant to Freedom of Information (FOIL) requests and subpoenas. The incumbent will review and analyze records to ensure agency compliance with applicable laws and regulations related to confidentiality and privacy, advise and assist staff and management on legal issues related to records management and retention, communicate with members of the public regarding records requests, and conduct legal research and advise management and staff members of recent developments in the law.

Additional Comments Pending Funding Approval

IMPORTANT: All Department of Labor employees are required to be tested weekly for COVID-19 unless they are fully vaccinated. Employees who are vaccinated must provide proof of vaccine status through a secure online portal.

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

Name Tina Brownell

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 ApplyingCandidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Department of Labor is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Department of Labor is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity.
To be considered for this position, interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Please include the title, location and vacancy ID #105156 you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail. Failure to do so may result in the delay of processing your application. In order to qualify you for the position, when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by the NYSDOL Personnel Bureau for your social security number to confirm your employment history.

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