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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/08/24

Applications Due03/15/24

Vacancy ID150649

NY HELPNo

AgencyAttorney General, Office of the

TitleVoting Rights Analyst (6309)

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $67480 to $67480 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County New York

Street Address 28 Liberty Street

City New York

StateNY

Zip Code10005

Minimum Qualifications Qualifications:
• A bachelor’s degree is required;
• Through either work experience or course study, applicants must be familiar with public policy, racial justice, or voting rights;
• Knowledge of database concepts and proficiency at maintaining and querying databases;
• Excellent research, analytic, organization, communication (verbal and written), and presentation skills;
• Entrepreneurial, proactive, and self-directed with effective time management skills;
• Adept at learning and assimilating new and complex information; and an
• Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with all levels of OAG staff and external partners/stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Strong technology skills, including using MS Access and Excel to manage large data sets, proficiency with Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis or similar research databases, conducting strategic internet searches and preserving webpages, and using presentation software such as PowerPoint;
• Prior work experience with New York government or state or federal courts;
• A connection to the organizations and coalitions currently working on voting rights and civil rights-related issues;
• Data visualization and data analytic skills;
• Prior experience using e-discovery platforms; and
• Proficiency in languages other than English.

Duties Description The Office of the New York Attorney General (OAG) is seeking candidates with experience or interest in voting rights to work as Voting Rights Analysts (VRAs) in the Voting Rights Section of the Civil Rights Bureau in New York City. The Voting Rights Section is a recently established Section within the OAG. The Section is charged with, among other things, enforcing the newly-enacted New York Voting Rights Act, one of the strongest state voting rights laws in the country, including implementing the first-ever state “preclearance” program.

More generally, the Civil Rights Bureau enforces federal, state, and local laws that protect New Yorkers from discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, source of income, or disability. The Bureau investigates and civilly prosecutes alleged patterns of unlawful discrimination in a variety of arenas, including employment, housing, education, criminal justice, voting, lending, places of public accommodation, and hate crimes. In addition to litigation, the Bureau engages in significant community outreach and public education and other advocacy efforts.

The VRAs will work under the supervision of the Senior Voting Rights Analysts located in NYC and in partnership with other analysts around New York State, and also partner with the Voting Rights Section’s attorneys to support preclearance reviews, affirmative investigations and litigation, and policy analysis. The VRAs will report to the Voting Rights Section Chief.

Duties:

Investigative & Legal Support Functions
• Collecting and analyzing complex facts and data on an expedited timeline to assess impacts to voters and communities;
• Assisting with the intake of information from various channels including complaints, tips, referrals, independent research, and news and social media;
• Completing field work, including canvassing for witnesses, scheduling and conducting witness interviews, and traveling to where misconduct may have occurred to obtain evidence;
• Working collaboratively with Voting Rights Section attorneys, data scientists, third-party experts, and other partners;
• Managing a caseload of active investigations, both independently and in coordination with Voting Rights Section attorneys;
• Creating and maintaining databases and constructing complex database queries;
• Developing, reviewing, and editing investigative plans and reports;
• Discussing findings and recommendations with the Voting Rights Section Chief and Voting Rights Section attorneys; and
• Other investigative and legal support duties as assigned.

Policy Analysis, Stakeholder Support, & Public Education Functions
• Ability to independently prepare responses to inquiries from a variety of stakeholders, including state and local government officials and community organizations, regarding the New York Voting Rights Act and the OAG’s voting rights work generally;
• Fostering productive relationships with community organizations, public officials, state and local agencies, and other stakeholders;
• Attending and coordinating meetings, visits, and other outreach events;
• Preparing fact sheets, talking points, educational resources, presentations, and other materials;
• Remaining current on local and national news and state and federal legislation relating to voting rights and racial justice, including flagging emerging trends and issues for Voting Rights Section staff;
• Coordinating, as needed, with the OAG’s Communications, Intergovernmental Affairs, and Policy & Legislative teams to provide information and support for related priorities, initiatives, and outreach strategies.

Additional Comments The annual salary for this position is $64,393 + $3,087 in location pay. 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.

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

Name Legal Recruitment Bureau

Telephone 2124168080

Fax 212-416-8264

Email Address recruitment@ag.ny.gov

Address

Street NYS Office of the Attorney General, Legal Recruitment Bureau

28 Liberty

City New York

State NY

Zip Code 10005

 

Notes on ApplyingHOW TO APPLY

Applications are being received online. To apply, please go to our website, https://ag.ny.gov/job-postings.
Reference No. CRI/VRS_NYC_VRA_6309

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
• Cover Letter
? You may address your letter to the Legal Recruitment Unit.
? Indicate why you are interested in a position with the Voting Rights Section and what makes you a strong candidate. You may wish to include information about what life experiences you will bring to the position that will enhance Bureau’s ability to better serve the diverse population of this state.
• Resume
• Writing Sample
- Your sample should demonstrate your ability to analyze and organize information into an effective document that is well-organized and error-free.
- If needed, please provide a cover page to provide the reviewer with any relevant context or background information.
• List of three (3) references
? Only submit professional references, supervisory references are preferred.
? Indicate the nature and duration of your relationship to each reference.
? Include contact information and email addresses for each reference.
? Please note that your references will not be contacted until after you interview for the position.

If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Legal Recruitment via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov

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