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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/07/23

Applications Due03/09/24

Vacancy ID145656

AgencyDASNY - Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

TitleAssistant Counsel - Attorney/Lawyer (4 positions)

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $81102 to $98693 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type 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? Yes

County New York

Street Address 515 Broadway

City Albany


Zip Code12207

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications

Juris Doctor, admission to the New York State Bar and must be an attorney in good standing and at least one years’ legal experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Juris Doctor, admission to the New York State Bar and must be an attorney in good standing, and two years experience in the practice of law subsequent to admission to the Bar.  Experience in a particular area of law to be determined based on need.

Essential Skills

Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment.
Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to prioritize.
Proficiency in PC applications such as Microsoft Outlook and Word.

Duties Description Primary Purpose

Under the direction of the General Counsel, or their designee, the Assistant Counsel renders legal advice and executes legal assignments with respect to various aspects of the operations of DASNY.  

Essential Functions

Renders legal advice with respect to all matters relating to the administration of design, construction, and other contracts entered into by DASNY, the handling and disposition of liens filed with DASNY, and the administration of the DASNY's construction program.
Handles real estate transactions, as directed, in connection with DASNY’s operations, including the financing and construction programs.
Represents DASNY or coordinates and directs outside counsel, including the Attorney General's Office, in connection with administrative proceedings and litigation in which DASNY is involved, and coordinates and directs bond counsel in connection with DASNY’s financings.
Participates in the preparation of legal documents and official statements in connection with DASNY’s financings and participates in the conduct of closings.
Participates in development and implementation of asset management systems and performs legal functions in connection with the management of the DASNY’s asset portfolio.
Prepares legislation; renders advice with respect to the formulation, coordination, and execution of DASNY’s legislative program, and prepares reports to the Governor with respect to legislation before him for action.
Renders legal advice with respect to various aspects of DASNY’s grant administration program.
Renders legal advice with respect to general corporate matters such as FOIL requests, insurance matters, and systems issues.
Provides legal advice with respect to and provides legal services with regard to general, corporate and administrative matters relating to the business of DASNY.
Keep the General Counsel or their designee apprised of any significant legal and policy issues that may arise in connection with the various matters to which the Senior Counsel is assigned.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Acts in a confidential capacity to the executive staff and the Board of Directors of DASNY on policy, personnel, collective bargaining, and labor relations issues.
Assist Management in the development of policies.
Develop, document, and implement procedures.
Assess, develop, and implement internal controls, and oversee the review and testing of same.
Undertake special assignments as directed.
Must maintain regular attendance in accordance with DASNY attendance and leave policies.
Must adhere to the NYS Information Security Policy Standards established and issued by the Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination. (Standards can be found on the Intranet).



Physical/Mental/Visual Demands

Frequent travel may be required, generally to the NYC area, using public transportation, DASNY vehicle, rental vehicle, or personal vehicle. This travel may include overnight stays at public accommodations and related establishments.  Requires complex and time-pressured decision-making.
Must be able to work extended hours as needed.

Work Environment

Standard office environment, including the use of one or more of the following:  PC, telephone, fax machine, printer, copier, electronic stapler/hole punch/date stamp, shredder. 

Additional Comments Benefits information:

DASNY provides financing and construction services to public and private universities, not-for-profit healthcare facilities, and other institutions which serve the public good.

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, which includes:

Choice of several health insurance plans
Dental & vision insurance
Membership in the NYS Retirement System
Deferred Compensation Investment Plan
13 vacation days per year
13 sick days per year
 5 days of personal leave per year
12 paid holidays per year (plus one float day)
Tuition reimbursement
Training & development opportunities

We offer additional benefits, which includes:

Telecommuting Work Plan - Employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to DASNY’s Telecommuting Program Guidelines. The days designated as telecommute days must be consistent with operational needs as determined by DASNY division, department and/or unit management. Employees may only telecommute on up to four (4) workdays per pay period and shall be limited to no more than two (2) contiguous telecommute workdays. Eligibility applies after 3 months of employment.
Limited Work from Home (LWFH) – additional telecommute days according to DASNY’s Telecommuting Program Guidelines. Eligibility applies after 6 months of employment.
DASNY is a government employer for purposes of the Public Services Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF Program). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance of certain student loans after making 120 qualifying monthly payments. For more information regarding PSLF Program and whether you qualify please visit the website.

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

Name Alison Hernandez

Telephone 5188980116


Email Address


Street 515 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12207


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DASNY is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to excellence and diversity.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

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