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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/08/24

Applications Due08/01/24

Vacancy ID153384


AgencyState Comptroller, Office of the

Title Legal Assistant 2, SG-17, (NY HELPS) Item #153384

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary Grade17

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

Salary RangeFrom $59724 to $76029 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Office of the New York State Comptroller

110 State Street

City Albany


Zip Code12236

Minimum Qualifications Do you want a career with a purpose that provides work/life balance? Apply today to join the Office of the New York State Comptroller.

No exam required under the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide (NY HELPS) Program:

Non-Competitive Qualifications for appointment under the NYHELPS Program:
For appointment to a Legal Assistant 2, you must have:
• A bachelor's degree in a paralegal/legal assistant program from a regionally accredited college or university, or college or university accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) or one approved by the American Bar Association (ABA); and one year of subsequent full-time experience as a Paralegal/Legal Assistant.
• An associate degree in a paralegal/legal assistant program or a certificate in a paralegal/legal assistant program where either the degree or certificate was granted from a regionally accredited college or university, or college or university accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) or one approved by the American Bar Association (ABA); and two years of subsequent full-time experience as a Paralegal/Legal Assistant.

Competitive Minimum Qualifications:
You must be currently reachable on the appropriate eligible list for this title, eligible under the 55 b/c program, or eligible to transfer to this title under Section 70.1 or 70.4 of the Civil Service Law.

For 70.1 or 70.4 transfer to a Legal Assistant 2, salary grade (SG)-17, you must have one year of permanent competitive, or 55-b/55-c service in an approved title for transfer allocated to a SG-15 or above.

To determine if your current Civil Service title is eligible for transfer to this title, visit the Career Mobility GOT-IT website: Career Mobility Office » GOT-IT (

Appointments via transfer must not result in a second, consecutive transfer with an advancement of more than two S-grades or one M-grade.

This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.
For more information on this program, please visit the NYS Department of Civil Service website, 55b/c Recruitment Resources Center (

Duties Description When in litigation or administrative hearing setting:
• May be responsible for the preparation of arguments in court for pro se and other similar cases or for the preparation of materials related to an administrative hearing.
• Independently develops assigned cases or files to the point where an attorney need only sign off on the related papers or present the case before the court.
• Prepares correspondence and all relevant case materials for the record.
• May draft various legal documents and assists in the preparation for litigation by completing a variety of activities.
• Drafts responsive motions or answers, affidavits, or discovery demands.
• Performs document review, including the use of electronic discovery, and prepares draft of responses to document demands for attorney review.
• Organizes exhibits for examination before trial (EBT).
• Organizes, drafts, and prepares motions for summary judgment.
• Works with the assigned attorney to restyle papers as needed.
• Serves subpoenas or arranges service.
• Arranges for filing pleadings and other legal papers with the court clerk of record.
• Analyzes adversaries' responses for their sufficiency and evaluates any objections received.
• Reviews discovery demands received and works closely with attorney to prepare responses.
• Drafts responses to interrogatories, notices to admit, and requests for documents.
• Assimilates transcripts from EBTs or excerpts from trial transcripts.
• Analyzes and processes interim and dispositive decisions and orders.
• Prepares final documents for file closing.
When located outside of a litigation or an administrative hearing setting, performs a variety of activities:
• May draft briefs, affidavits, affirmations, and other motion-related papers.
• May prepare draft opinions for review by an attorney.
• May perform detailed, open-ended investigations to provide attorneys with ongoing information and leads.
• May review and propose changes in legislation, including drafting language and making revisions, and manage related bill tracking activities.
• May draft contracts and participate in the negotiation of contracts.

Additional Comments Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Associate degree in paralegal studies supplemented by a four-year degree preferred.
• Experience with litigation or real property or collection law desired.
• Proficient in excel and/or access applications.
• Experience dealing with the public in any field.

The Office of the New York State Comptroller (OSC) supports telecommuting where it is reasonable to do so based upon the agency’s mission and operational needs. Generally, employees new to OSC will be restricted from telecommuting for at least 8 calendar weeks. After the initial 8 calendar week restriction, if an employee’s duties and work performance are aligned with telecommuting they may be allowed to do so. Upon approval to telecommute, OSC employees may telecommute up to 5 days per pay period.

Reasonable Accommodation:
The NYS Office of the State Comptroller provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Division of Human Resources at (518) 474-1924.

Equal Opportunity Employment:
The Office of the NYS Comptroller values a workforce with a broad, diverse range of backgrounds and perspectives. All employees are expected to contribute to a professional environment focused on self-evaluation and improvement, as well as acceptance and support of coworkers.

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

Name Corinne Slycord

Telephone (518) 474-1924

Fax (518) 486-6723

Email Address


Street Office of Human Resources

110 State Street

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12236


Notes on ApplyingSubmit a clear, concise cover letter and resume stating how you meet the above minimum qualifications to, no later than August 1, 2024. To access the job vacancy, copy the link above and paste it into your web browser. Be sure to submit an unofficial copy of any transcripts as there are educational requirements for this position. Documents must be sent as unlocked and accessible attachments.

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