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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/29/24

Applications Due03/15/24

Vacancy ID152484

NY HELPNo

AgencyInsurance Fund, State

TitleAssistant Attorney 2 (NY HELPS)

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary Grade20

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

Salary RangeFrom $69934 to $88721 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

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? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Erie

Street Address 225 Oak Street

City Buffalo

StateNY

Zip Code14203

Minimum Qualifications For appointment to Assistant Attorney 2 (Grade 20):
• Reachable on current Civil Service eligible list for this title; OR
• 12 months as an Assistant Attorney 1*; OR
• Admission to the NYS Bar*

Candidates with no previous state service will begin at the starting rate of the salary range listed above.

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.

Please be advised that the New York State Insurance Fund does not offer sponsorship for employment visas to employees or potential employees. Candidates sponsored for employment by an organization should be aware of their sponsorship status and the relevant expiration date(s) of that sponsorship before applying to this position.

Duties Description Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Assist with Loss Transfer reimbursement recovery efforts including investigate cases, evaluate case eligibility.
• Draft arbitration contentions, file arbitration claims and participate in hearings when necessary.
• Monitor recoveries and draft any necessary motions related to these recoveries.
• Assist with premium collections.
• Review and triage premium collection cases, locating debtors.
• Draft initial dunning letters and subsequent correspondence with debtors.
• Verify assets.
• Contact policyholders to arrange audits or repayment plans.
• Prepare draft pleadings, motion papers and affidavits for attorney review.
• Electronically file and track court documents.
• Prepare calendar and diary entries.
• Photocopy and scan documents for litigation and mail and communicate with numerous district offices regarding records for audit and affidavits.

Additional Comments NYSIF has a telecommuting policy.

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 that 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.

The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) was established in 1914 as part of the original
enactment of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law. NYSIF's mission is to guarantee the availability of workers’ compensation insurance at the lowest possible cost to New York employers and to provide timely, appropriate indemnity and medical payments to injured workers, while maintaining a solvent fund. Since inception, NYSIF has fulfilled the dual roles for which it was created: to compete with other carriers to ensure a fair marketplace and to be a guaranteed source of coverage for employers who cannot secure coverage elsewhere.

NYSIF is the largest workers’ compensation carrier in New York State and among the top ten largest workers’ compensation carriers in the nation, insuring approximately 131,000 policyholders, with more than $1.6 billion in annual earned premium and over $22 billion in assets. A self-supporting insurance carrier, NYSIF operates without taxpayer funding.

In addition to workers’ compensation insurance, NYSIF provides disability benefits coverage for off-the-job injuries to more than 57,500 New York employers. In 2018, NYSIF added paid family leave as a component of its disability benefits product, providing New Yorkers with job-protected, paid time away from work to care for their families.

NYSIF Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) prioritizes and champions diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) throughout our agency. NYSIF provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category under federal, state, and local law. We believe that embracing our differences brings richness, new ideas and experiences to NYSIF, which energizes a creative and innovative work environment. We strive to foster a workplace where diverse individuals are able to participate fully in the decision-making process and have ample opportunity for advancement. We are committed to investing the necessary resources and attention to improving the engagement, retention, and promotion of the extraordinary talent we have.

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

Name Ana Luiza Gorman

Telephone

Fax 518-437-1618

Email Address hr@nysif.com

Address

Street PO Box 66699

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12206

 

Notes on ApplyingPlease send your resume and cover letter to hr@nysif.com. Please be sure to include the vacancy posting number, the position you are applying for and your current Civil Service title in your response.

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