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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/27/24

Applications Due03/13/24

Vacancy ID152252


AgencyAttorney General, Office of the

TitleLaw Department Document Specialist (LDDS) or LDDS Trainee (NY HELPS)

Occupational CategoryClerical, Secretarial, Office Aide

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitASU - Administrative Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $34152 to $49405 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Dutchess

Street Address Office of the New York State Attorney General

One Civic Center Plaza

City Poughkeepsie


Zip Code12601

Minimum Qualifications NY HELPS:
This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).

For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title maybe filled via a non-competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

Non-Competitive Minimum Qualifications:

• Law Department Document Specialist (LDDS) (Salary Grade 9, current starting salary $40,193, job rate $49,405):
Eighteen months of experience supporting the work of attorneys, paralegals, and investigative staff by independently producing the legal documents that are required to support judicial actions.

• LDDS Trainee 2 (NS Equated Salary Grade 8, current starting salary $38,073, job rate $46,866):
One year of experience supporting the work of attorneys, paralegals, and investigative staff by independently producing the legal documents that are required to support judicial actions.

• LDDS Trainee 1 (NS Equated Salary Grade 6, current starting salary $34,152, job rate $42,251):
There are no minimum education or experience requirements.

Current NYS Employee: Reachable on the Civil Service List for Beginning Office Assistant, OR permanent or contingent-permanent status as an Office Assistant 1 (any parenthetic), OR eligible for transfer into traineeship.

*The selected candidate must pass a keyboarding test that demonstrates the ability to enter text at a rate of at least 30 words per minute with at least 96% accuracy by completion of probation. If appointed at the traineeship level, you will need to complete the required coursework in order to advance to the full LDDS SG-9.

*Positions located in Dutchess County receive an additional $1,543 Mid-Hudson adjustment location pay annually.

Duties Description We are seeking talented and motivated support staff to work with our attorneys in the State’s law firm. The selected candidate will be part of a fast-paced office, gaining experience while providing public service on behalf of the State of New York. The Attorney General serves the public interest of all New Yorkers in matters affecting their daily lives, enforcing laws to protect consumers, tenants, patients, workers, investors, and charitable donors. The office coordinates statewide civil and criminal investigations, promoting economic and social justice, encouraging harm-reducing public health strategies, and preserving the state’s environment.

Reporting to an Office Manager, the incumbent of the requested Law Department Document Specialist position will work cooperatively with support staff in other bureaus and have the ability to use proper judgment in prioritizing work to meet deadlines. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Type and prepare correspondence, legal documents, records, and other written material using handwritten rough drafts, marked copy and/or recording, or data from various sources, using the correct legal format as required by the court for which the documents are destined.
• Proofread documents for correct legal terminology, context, spelling, grammar, and punction.
• Receive documents, letters, emails, and faxes, and distribute accordingly.
• Scan documents for attorneys.
• Open, maintain, organize, close, and archive case files.
• Learn and become proficient with databases, such as NYMatters and Paper Archive Managements, to assist with retrieving information and/or records, archiving, and generating reports.
• Accepts personal service of legal documents in a legally sufficient manner.
• Work with other bureau’s and regional office to ensure a smooth transfer of files on appeal.
• Using the law library on site or the main collections kept in Albany and New York City, performs cite checking and other basic legal research to verify citations in the various documents being produced.
• Provide office support and cover reception as needed, answering, screening, and transferring phone calls or taking messages accordingly.
• Assist with the completion of travel-related requests and paperwork on behalf of attorneys.
• Perform other duties and ad hoc tasks as necessary or assigned.

Additional Comments Careers with the State offer multiple benefits including paid vacation leave (13+ days per year), sick leave, paid State holidays off, health insurance including vision & dental, entry into the NYS retirement (pension) system, education and training, eligibility for public student loan forgiveness, and job stability with promotional opportunities. Workplace flexibilities include multiple options for employees including telecommuting (up to two days per week) and alternative work schedules.

The agency's hours of operation are Monday through Friday, between 8:00 am and 5:30 pm (37.5 hours/week).
Scheduling determinations are dependent upon the needs of each Bureau and will be communicated during interviews.

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

Name Human Resources Management Bureau

Telephone (518)776-2500


Email Address


Street Office of the New York State Attorney General

The Capitol

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12224


Notes on ApplyingTo apply, please submit a cover letter that includes a statement describing how you meet the minimum qualifications and a resume to Please be sure to include the Vacancy ID #152252 and job title in the subject of your email.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The OAG is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.

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