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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/01/24

Applications Due03/15/24

Vacancy ID152786


AgencyInformation Technology Services, Office of

TitleSenior Attorney, Ref. #3247 (NY HELPS)

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary Grade25

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

Salary RangeFrom $90806 to $114444 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 Empire State Plaza

Swan Street Building, Core 4

City Albany


Zip Code12220

Minimum Qualifications Transfer: One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in this title or in a title eligible for 70.1 or 52.6 transfer AND admission to the New York State Bar.
This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS)* and applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications to be considered for this position:
This position may be filled through a traineeship, leading to the journey level title of Senior Attorney:
• Assistant Attorney 1 (equated to SG-18): Law school graduation and/or eligibility for NYS Bar Admission.
• Assistant Attorney 2 (equated to SG-20): Admission to NYS Bar with less than 12 months of post-Bar satisfactory legal experience.
• Assistant Attorney 3 (equated to SG-22): Admission to NYS Bar and 12 months, but less than 24 months of post-Bar satisfactory legal experience.
• Senior Attorney (SG-25): Admission to NYS Bar and two years of post-licensure professional legal experience.

*For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title may be 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.

Duties Description The Senior Attorney, under the general direction of a DLA department head or designee, will provide ITS, including its program areas, project teams, portfolios, and executive management, with legal and policy-related advice, support, and guidance on IT-related initiatives, projects, and operations. This includes providing policy and legal advice, support, and guidance related to the direction, implementation, and maintenance of major technology initiatives; provision of world class IT services to customer agencies; and administration of an agency with over 4,000 employees spanning approximately 150 sites across the State. The Senior Attorney will also take part in ensuring that ITS is compliant with the laws, rules, and regulations that impact the agency’s administration and operations.

Duties include but are not limited to:
•Research, advise, provide assistance and interpretations on legal and policy issues relating to pre-existing, new and cutting edge deployment of technology across State agencies
•Assist in procurement of products and services, focusing primarily on public safety, cybersecurity, GIS, data center, and health projects
•Drafts and applies ITS’ regulations, policies, and guidelines on such matters as the Electronic Signatures and Records Act (ESRA), online personal privacy, IT security, online identity and access management requirements, website accessibility, acceptable use of IT resources and social media use
•Drafts and interprets inter-agency agreements and other legal documents to effectuate the coordination of the State’s provision of IT services
Drafts and reviews legislation relating to the provision of IT services and other programs related to ITS
•Drafts and negotiates IT hardware, software, maintenance services and related contracts with commercial vendors

*Please note there are 2 additional Senior Attorney positions within our agency, VID 152788 and 152787

Additional Comments Background check and fingerprinting are required.

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
• 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)
• Up to 50% telecommuting
• And many more.

Candidates must also have a current registration to practice law in New York State and must maintain that registration for continued employment. Disbarment or loss of registration shall result in termination or suspension of employment.

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

Name RD

Telephone 518-473-0398

Fax 518-402-4924

Email Address


Street NYS Information Technology Services

Swan Street, Core 4, Floor 1

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12242


Notes on ApplyingTo apply, please submit a resume and cover letter indicating that you are applying for Senior Attorney, Ref. #3247 no later than March 15, 2024. Please clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

Your Social Security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.

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