Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
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 https://careermobilityoffice.cs.ny.gov/cmo/gotit/.
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 may 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, preparation of Notices of Hearing, post-hearing briefs, answers to petitions, motions, supporting affidavits, bills of particulars and subpoenas.
Alternatively, 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 executive staff, including the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioners and division directors.
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.
Harriman State Campus, Building 12, Room 561
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the title, location and vacancy ID #105190 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.