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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/01/24

Applications Due03/29/24

Vacancy ID152765

AgencySenate, NYS


Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary Grade22

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $80000 to $90000 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Unclassified Service

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 35


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address State Street and Washington Ave

City Albany


Zip Code12210

Minimum Qualifications The New York State Senate Minority Conference is seeking applicants to fill the position of Counsel. Counsel will work as part of a team on behalf of the Senate Minority Leader, Senators, and relevant central and member staff to research and review legislation, policy proposals, and laws.

To be considered, you must have a Juris Doctor (JD) degree and strong writing and oratory skills. Experience in a legislative, political, or governmental context is preferred.

Nights and weekend work required as needed. All candidates are expected to live and work in the Capital Region of New York.

Duties Description The essential functions in this dynamic role include:

•Providing legal, policy and budget analysis for the Senate Minority Conference;
•Tracking committees and legislation active in the state Senate and state Assembly;
•Conducting legal and policy-related research;
•Preparing materials and briefing Senators and staff on legislation, policy initiatives, and regulatory changes;
•Assisting Senators in preparation for public hearings, roundtable discussions, forums and other public meetings and events;
•Working with Albany and statewide staff to assist Senators in drafting and analyzing legislation and policy;
•Meeting with and building relationships with relevant stakeholders, advocacy, and constituency groups; and
•Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Additional Comments Salary range: $80,000 - $90,000. Compensation will be determined by educational experience and professional experience.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and a resume to

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

The NYS Senate offers a comprehensive benefits plan, which includes:

•Choice of several health insurance plans
•Dental & vision insurance
•Membership in the NYS Retirement System
•Deferred Compensation Investment Plan
•13 vacation days per year
•13 sick days per year
•5 days of personal leave per year
•12 paid holidays per year
•Tuition reimbursement
•Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
•Flexible spending account
•Health and Wellness Program

The New York State Senate is an Equal Opportunity employer that values a diverse and equitable workplace. We do not permit discrimination based on race, age, creed, color, religion, gender/sex, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, national origin, predisposing genetic characteristics, or physical or mental disability, domestic violence victim status, arrest/criminal conviction record, pregnancy and related conditions, gender identity or expression, sexual harassment, immigration status, or hair texture or protective hair styles.

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Name Hiring Coordinator

Telephone n/a

Fax n/a

Email Address


Street State Street and Washington Ave

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12210


Notes on ApplyingInterested candidates should submit a cover letter and a resume to

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