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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 04/04/18

Applications Due04/19/18

Vacancy ID50210

AgencyHomeland Security and Emergency Services, Division of

TitleSenior Attorney

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary Grade25

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

Salary RangeFrom $81446 to $102661 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Counsel's Office

State Office Campus

City Albany


Zip Code12226

Minimum Qualifications Current Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services employee with permanent, contingent-permanent or 55b/c service as a Senior Attorney and interested in reassignment; OR current New York State employee with one year or more of permanent, contingent-permanent or 55b/c service in a position allocated to a Grade 23 or above and eligible for transfer under Sections 52.6 or 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. Admission to the New York State Bar is required.

This vacancy posting is for the purposes of notifying individuals about transfer opportunities.

NOTE: A comprehensive list of titles approved for transfer to Senior Attorney is available in the Division of Human Resources Management or through Civil Service GOT-IT available at

Duties Description The Senior Attorney will provide legal advice and guidance on issues affecting the administration and operation of the NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. The Senior Attorney will be expected to conduct legal research, draft legislative proposals and bills, analyze pending legislation and prepare agency recommendations, respond to FOIL requests, review State and federal grants, review and negotiate contracts, assist with the formulation of agency and operational policies and procedures, rules and regulations, and review, provide guidance and make determinations related to ethics and outside activities. The Senior Attorney will also assist and advise on internal and external complaints and litigation, act as a liaison on specified projects with federal representatives, state, local and international and private sector officials, and become knowledgeable in relevant and applicable laws, rules and regulations. DHSES program areas include: Homeland Security, Critical Infrastructure, Cyber Security, Emergency Management, Fire Prevention and Control, State Preparedness Training Academy and Interoperable Emergency Communications.

NOTE: Support of operations during times of emergency and disaster from State Emergency Operations Center (EOC), state field offices and/or local deployments may be required, which would result in a change and/or increase in working hours, locations and/or duties.

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

Name Human Resources/TR

Telephone 518-473-5282

Fax 518-486-1631

Email Address


Street NYS Office of General Services, HRM

31st Floor Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12242


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit cover letter along with a clear and concise resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position as listed in Specifics and indicate the Vacancy ID number for which you are applying.

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