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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/05/23

Applications Due01/31/24

Vacancy ID145401

AgencySenate, NYS

TitleLegal Counsel

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary Grade20

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $70000 to $80000 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Unclassified Service

Travel Percentage 25%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 35

Workday

From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 198 State Street

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12247

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.

Our Commitment
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.

Benefits:

•Dental insurance
•Employee assistance program
•Flexible spending account
•Health insurance
•Life insurance
•Paid time off
•Parental leave
•Retirement plan
•Tuition reimbursement
•Vision insurance
•Wellness Program

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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Name Hiring Manager

Telephone n/a

Fax n/a

Email Address mholland@nysenate.gov

Address

Street 198 State Street

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12247

 

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.

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