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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/06/23

Applications Due12/31/23

Vacancy ID141029

AgencyAttorney General, Office of the

TitleLegal Assistant Trainee 1

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitASU - Administrative Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $44957 to $64693 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 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? Yes

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County New York

Street Address 28 Liberty Street

City New York City


Zip Code10005

Minimum Qualifications Permanent appointment: Reachable on the Legal Assistant Trainee 1 eligible list OR eligible to transfer.

Duties Description This position is in the Charities Bureau

•Become familiar with the annual filing requirements and exemptions applicable to charitable organizations.
•Acquire working knowledge of pertinent laws, rules, regulations and procedures governing charities’ compliance with New York State’s annual disclosure requirements.
•Review, analyze and evaluate about 50 charities’ filings daily; working with the evaluator team supervisor, flag any major compliance issues found in the filings.
•Become familiar with audit issues that may be flagged in charities’ annual filings and the process for elevating them.
•Issue accurate, detailed and complete notice letters to charities requesting missing material or fees.
•Communicate with representatives of organizations and/or their third-party preparers by email to clarify any issues with specific filings.
•Create and maintain accurate logs reflecting the daily evaluations and their results.
•Maintain and update accurate records as needed in the current and future content management databases.
•As directed, assist Assistant Attorneys General with compliance issues in litigation or investigation of charities. Raise and discuss compliance issues with attorneys concerning charities.
•Assist with updating and maintaining current annual filer guidance and relevant information on
•Perform other duties as assigned, including but not limited to FOIL response, reporting and conducting sector research.

Additional Comments Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The OAG is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.

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.

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Name HR Recruitment

Telephone 518-766-2500

Fax 518-915-7754

Email Address


Street NYS Office of the Attorney General

The Capitol

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12224


Notes on ApplyingPlease email your cover letter and resume to Please include the Vacancy ID #141029 in the subject line of your email and indicate which minimum qualification criteria you are applying under.

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