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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/28/24

Applications Due03/13/24

Vacancy ID152375


AgencyLabor, Department of

TitleAssociate Attorney - Albany - Counsel's Office

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary Grade663

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $108665 to $137319 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

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 1220 Washington Avenue

State Office Campus

City Albany


Zip Code12240

Minimum Qualifications If Civil Service Eligible list(s) exist, they will be canvassed. You may also apply if you are eligible for appointment by one of the following qualifications:

To be considered for this position, a review of your state history is needed. Please provide the last four digits of your social security number in your email response or on your resume. If you are not comfortable providing this information in your response, a representative from our office will contact you via phone.

Admission to the New York State Bar and current registration to practice law in New York State is necessary for continued employment. Disbarment or loss of registration shall result in termination or suspension of employment.

Candidates reachable on the Civil Service Eligible list(s) will be canvassed. However, you may also apply if you are eligible for appointment by one of the following qualifications:

Current New York State Department of Labor employee with one year or more of permanent, contingent-permanent or 55 b/c service as an Associate Attorney, if you have less than one year, you must be reachable on the current Associate Attorney eligible list for this location, if one exists.

52.7 Non-Competitive Promotion (NCP) Qualifications:
To be eligible for NCP, candidates must be in the Department of Labor promotion field and have one year or more of permanent, contingent-permanent or 55 b/c service as a Senior Attorney. If 3 or fewer qualified Department of Labor Senior Attorney respond to this posting, Civil Service may approve the permanent appointment of one of the qualified Senior Attorney without further examination.

52.6 TRANSFER QUALIFICATIONS: One-year of permanent, contingent-permanent, or 55 b/c service in a title Grade 27/M-2 or higher determined to be administrative by Civil Service. Transfer candidates must also possess a law degree from an accredited college or university and be able to provide evidence of current registration to practice law in New York State.

NOTE: A comprehensive list of titles approved for transfer to Associate Attorney is available through Civil Service GOT-IT available at

Preferred Qualifications:
Ability to initiate and maintain relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders.
Experience with complex federal regulatory compliance.

Duties Description STANDARD DUTIES:

Under the direction of a Supervising Attorney, the Associate Attorney professional legal advice and representation in the administration and enforcement of wage and hour requirements in the Labor Law. This includes supervising Counsel’s Office staff representing the Department in a large volume of administrative hearings. The incumbent will:

• Advise assigned program area(s) engaged in the enforcement of the wage and hours requirements set forth in the Labor Law.

• Prepare and present agency positions, arguments, and cases at judicial, quasi-judicial and administrative proceedings – including cases that present novel questions of law or complex fact patterns;

• Attend hearings and administrative proceedings, or prepare findings, orders, or decisions according to law, evidence presented, and legal precedents.

• Supervise attorneys and support staff in a range of assignments including, but not limited to matters where legal precedent is unclear;

• Review Counsel’s Office processes and procedures for improved efficiencies.

• Educate staff and coordinate training opportunities, which may include conducting seminars, workshops, and presentations;

• Respond to inquiries and requests for information, legal opinions, and legal interpretations from the General Counsel, Deputy Counsels, Principal Attorney(s), Supervising Attorney(s), and program staff.

• Provide clear written and oral communications of legal conclusions.

• Act as the liaison between the Department and the Attorney General’s Office in the defense and prosecution of litigation to which the Department is a party.

• Perform other duties necessary for the proper and efficient operation of Counsel’s Office.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to initiate and maintain relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders.

Additional Comments If you are a current NYS employee and have questions regarding salary, please contact the Business Services Center (BSC): 518-457-4272,

Telecommuting will be discussed in the interview.

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

Name Teresita Beaudoin

Telephone (518) 457-1020

Fax EFax:

Email Address


Street Building 12 W. Averell Harriman State Office Campus

Room 561

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12240


Notes on ApplyingAll candidates must submit a written resume and cover letter which clearly demonstrates how they meet the minimum qualifications for the position. These documents must be received by March 13, 2024, and submitted via email to or mailed to the NYS Department of Labor, Personnel Bureau, Building 12, Room 561, State Office Campus, Albany, NY 12240. You must include, Vacancy ID #152375, Associate Attorney – Albany, in the subject line of your email. Failure to do so may result in a delay of processing your application.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Department of Labor is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity.

New York State (NYS) is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. NYS 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, carrier status, gender identity or prior conviction records, or prior arrests, youthful offender adjudications or sealed records unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

If you are a person with a disability and wish to request that a reasonable accommodation be provided for you to participate in a job interview, please contact: Department of Labor, Attn: Director, Division of Equal Opportunity and Development (DEOD), Building 12, Albany, NY 12240 (Phone (518) 457-1984 and/or fax (518) 485-2575.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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