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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/16/24

Applications Due03/08/24

Vacancy ID151488


AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleSenior Investigative Counsel- 6476

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary Grade663

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $108665 to $108665 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 20%

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 Albany

Street Address Division of Legal Affairs, Bureau of Investigations

Corning Tower Empire State Plaza

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications law degree from an accredited law school; admission to, and member in good standing of, the New York State Bar; and four years of relevant post-bar experience.

Background in prosecution or affirmative litigation highly preferred.

Experience or demonstrated interest in investigating white collar crime, healthcare fraud, violations of complex regulatory regimes, or similar records-based matters.

Significant interview and/or deposition experience.

Experience developing investigation plans and directing and/or collaborating with investigators, analysts, and other members of an investigative team.

Superior legal research skills. Demonstrated experience identifying applicable statutes, regulations, and legal principles across various bodies of law.

Working familiarity with New York State laws and agencies relevant to public health, public safety, healthcare, licensed professionals, law enforcement, and regulatory oversight.

Strong written and oral communication skills. Experience drafting investigative reports and effectively conveying complex and voluminous information to various audiences and in various contexts.

Demonstrated experience drafting and/or litigating subpoenas and service of process highly preferred.

Superior interpersonal skills with a proven history of building and managing collaborative intra- and inter-agency relationships.

Overall, the ideal candidate has sound judgment, impeccable ethics, and strong intellectual curiosity. They are a highly motivated, creative, collegial, and resourceful self-starter who is comfortable doing novel work and excited to help build a new investigative function within the Division of Legal Affairs

Duties Description In collaboration with Bureau of Investigations’ Investigative Specialists and Investigative Auditor, developing investigation plans; conducting legal research, drafting subpoenas, requests for information (“RFIs”), preservation letters, “cease and desist” letters, PHL Section 16 orders, and other legal process; analyzing facts according to various bodies of law and categories of enforcement—including criminal, administrative, and civil—and making recommendations regarding potential enforcement actions; conducting legal research, including research on questions of first impression involving investigations under and enforcement of the Public Health Law; ensuring that all legal and evidentiary requirements, as applicable, are met; advising investigative teams on legal questions relevant to their investigatory work (e.g., search and seizure, 5th Amendment, etc.); managing applicable discovery obligations; coordinating and conducting formal investigative interviews; writing investigation reports and referral memos; communicating and coordinating with counsel for represented witnesses and subjects; communicating and coordinating with federal, state, and local prosecutors and with administrative hearing officers to whom Bureau of Investigations cases have been referred for prosecution/enforcement action; as required, assisting Bureau Director with general Bureau of Investigations administration and management. As necessary, either directly or through the Division of Legal Affairs Bureau of Litigation and/or the NYS Office of Attorney General, litigating motions to quash and motions to compel administrative subpoenas issued by the Bureau of Investigations; as required, providing mentorship, guidance, and informal supervision to other Bureau of Investigations attorneys in the area of litigation. Pro-actively collaborating and liaising with other regulatory oversight and law enforcement agencies focused on public health and health care within New York State; attending collaboration meetings, symposiums, and conferences; giving presentations and trainings regarding Bureau of Investigations casework and the Department’s enforcement priorities; initiating, building, and maintaining strong working relationships with sister regulatory-enforcement agencies, law enforcement, and prosecutors’ offices. In collaboration with other staff within the Bureau of Investigations, the Division of Legal Affairs, and the Department, developing and coordinating general (i.e., not case specific) enforcement strategies and campaigns that address fraud, abuse, and misuse of Department programs and/or high-priority violations of PHL; identifying enforcement work being done by the Department and/or provided for by the PHL where the Bureau of Investigations can provide expert investigatory assistance and add value.

Additional Comments
Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
• Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA
• Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually for M/C
• Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development

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

Additional Benefits
• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
• NYS Deferred Compensation
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• And many more.

The NYS Department of Health is committed to making New York a safer, healthier, and more equitable place to live. Understanding health equity, social determinants of health and health disparities is critical to accomplish our goal of eliminating health disparities. For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit:

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Name Human Resources Management Group, JGL/SIC/6476

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference JGL/SIC/6476 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, JGL/SIC/6476, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position.

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