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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/15/24

Applications Due03/07/24

Vacancy ID151331

NY HELPNo

AgencyEducation Department, State

TitleAssociate Attorney (Open to NYS Employees only), Box OP-1738/21904

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade28

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $106068 to $130270 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Office of the Professions

Deputy Commissioner's Office

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12234

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Associate Attorney.

Eligible List Appointment: Candidates must be reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for this title. If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for this title, you may receive a canvass letter. You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter.

Section 52.6 Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title allocated SG-26 or higher eligible to transfer under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law. Candidates must also possess a Juris Doctorate degree AND be admitted to the Bar to practice law in New York State or in a state with Bar reciprocity to qualify for transfer.

For information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website. https://careermobilityoffice.cs.ny.gov/cmo/gotit/title-search/index.cfm

Duties Description The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Professions (OP) is seeking candidates for an Associate Attorney position in the Office of the Deputy Commissioner for the Professions. The Associate Attorney will work closely with the Deputy Commissioner, the Offices of Professional Discipline, Prosecution, Investigations and Legal Services and the Executive Secretaries for the State Boards covering the professions licensed by the State Education Department. The Associate Attorney will have operational responsibilities in the areas of professional discipline, restoration of professional licenses, legislation and rulemaking, and review and approval of applications relating to professional and other business entities. Other duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Provide legal advice to the Deputy Commissioner, Office of the Professions staff and members of the various State Boards for the Professions;
• Work with the Office of Counsel and other State agencies on a variety of matters relating to the professions and answering practice and professional practice entity questions from the members of the public, attorneys, other stakeholders and Department staff;
• Research and prepare well-written briefs, memoranda of law, internal memoranda and correspondence, including drafting and reviewing legal decisions and legislative proposals;
• Draft and review Regents’ rules and Commissioner’s regulations along with supporting materials, including working with Office of Counsel to finalize all materials and ensure compliance with State Administrative Procedure Act requirements with regard to all Office of Professions regulatory activities;
• Assist in the oversight and coordination of the Committee on the Professions’ approval of disciplinary consent agreements and have a role in moral character and restoration proceedings, and in the preparation and presentation of Regents’ restoration items;
• Work with Office of Counsel to respond to subpoenas and witness requests and provide the Attorney General's Office with assistance on Office of Professions related litigation; and
• Assist in the legal review and response to Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests and other public information documents.

Additional Comments CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be a contingent permanent appointment. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Candidates should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of degree, Bar admission and work experience will be required for all candidates at the time of interview. Candidates are required to possess and maintain admission to the New York State Bar. Continued employment as an Associate Attorney is dependent upon maintaining current registration to practice law in New York State. Failure to maintain this registration will result in removal from employment.

This position leads to a maximum salary of $130,270 based on annual performance advances.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by March 7, 2024 to opjobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number (OP-1738/21904) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Links to application materials will not be accepted (i.e., Google Docs). Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.

New York State Education Department (NYSED) is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. NYS Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, domestic violence victim status, gender identity, prior conviction records, prior arrests, youthful offender adjudications, or sealed records.

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• https://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/
• https://www.cs.ny.gov/pio/publications/gettingajob.pdf

Generous benefits of working for New York State, including, but not limited to, the following:

Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave in year one, increasing to 20+ days with additional years of service.
• Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA and eight (8) days paid sick leave annually for M/C.
• Annual professional leave and educational leave opportunities for eligible staff.

Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can choose from a variety of affordable and generous health insurance programs.
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost.

Additional Benefits
• Enrollment in the New York State pension system which has earned the distinction of being one of the best-managed and best-funded plans in the nation OR Optional Retirement Defined Contribution Plan with 8% salary match (eligibility requirements apply).
• NYS Deferred Compensation and an exclusive 403(b) Optional Retirement Savings Plan.
• Paid Parental Leave for all employees and Paid Family Leave (M/C Only).
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).
• Opportunities for telecommuting.
• Eligibility for various life insurance options.

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

Name Office of Human Resources Management

Telephone (518) 474-5215

Fax (518) 486-5631

Email Address opjobs@nysed.gov

Address

Street New York State Education department

89 Washington Avenue, 528 EB

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12234

 

Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by March 7, 2024 to opjobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number (OP-1738/21904) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Links to application materials will not be accepted (i.e., Google Docs). Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.

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