Minimum Qualifications The Office of New York State Senator James Sanders is seeking a highly qualified and motivated Legal Counsel to join his team in Albany, New York, and occasionally in New York City, to provide legal expertise and support to the Senator. In this role, you will work closely with Senator Sanders to advise on legislative matters, research, and analyze legal issues, and contribute to the development of policies that impact the constituents of New York State.
The most qualified candidate must possess:
•Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school
•Admission to the New York State Bar
•Strong research and analytical skills
•Excellent written and verbal communication abilities
•Demonstrated commitment to public service and an understanding of New York State's political landscape
•Ability to work independently and as part of a team
•Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
•Previous experience in legislative affairs, legal counsel, or a related field preferred
Duties Description The individual in this dynamic role will have the following responsibilities:
•Provide legal guidance and analysis on legislative matters, bills, and policy proposals
•Research and draft legal documents, memos, and reports for the Senator
•Assist in the development and review of proposed legislation
•Collaborate with stakeholders, government agencies, and other legislative staff
•Attend committee meetings and hearings, providing legal insight when necessary
•Monitor legal developments and policy changes relevant to the Senator's work
•Address constituent inquiries and concerns related to legal and policy matters
•Maintain confidentiality and ethical standards in all legal activities
Additional Comments Starting salary range is $70,000 to $80,000, commensurate with education and experience.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume, a cover letter detailing their relevant experience, and at least two professional references to Mholland@nysenate.gov by October 31, 2023. Please include "Legal Counsel Application" in the subject line of your email. Submissions without all these items will not be considered.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences.
Join us in supporting our State Senator's important work and ensuring that their time is maximized for the benefit of New Yorkers. Apply today to be a vital part of our team and contribute to the betterment of our state.
•Employee assistance program
•Flexible spending account
•Paid time off
The New York State Senate is an Equal Opportunity employer that values a diverse and equitable workplace. We do not permit discrimination based on race, age, creed, color, religion, gender/sex, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, national origin, predisposing genetic characteristics, or physical or mental disability, domestic violence victim status, arrest/criminal conviction record, pregnancy and related conditions, gender identity or expression, sexual harassment, immigration status, or hair texture or protective hair styles.
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Notes on ApplyingInterested candidates are invited to submit their resume, a cover letter detailing their relevant experience, and at least two professional references to Mholland@nysenate.gov by October 31, 2023. Please include "Legal Counsel Application" in the subject line of your email. Submissions without all these items will not be considered.