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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/08/18

Applications Due05/22/18

Vacancy ID53140

AgencyFinancial Services, Department of

TitleLegal Assistant Trainee 1

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitASU - Administrative Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $47773 to $58028 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

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? No

County New York

Street Address One State Street

City New York


Zip Code10004

Minimum Qualifications Appointment method:
List Appointment: Candidates must be reachable on the Civil Service eligible list number 26-050, Legal Assistant 1, or list number 00-220, Legal Assistant Trainee 1.
Transfer: Candidates must be eligible for transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. Information regarding transfer eligibility and on titles that may be able transfer may be available on the Civil Service Career Mobility Office website at:

Note: Under Civil Service Law, an employee cannot have two (2) consecutive upward 70.1 or 52.6 transfers without an intervening list appointment if such transfers would result in an increase of more than two salary grades.

Workers with Disabilities Program: Candidates eligible for consideration under the Governor’s Program to Hire Persons/Veterans with Disabilities pursuant to § 55b/c of the Civil Service Law may also be considered. Individuals certified eligible for the 55b/c program must meet the minimum qualifications for the open-competitive examination as listed above to be qualified. A copy of your letter of eligibility must be included with your response.

Duties Description The Department of Financial Services is seeking candidates for the position of Legal Assistant 1 or Legal Assistant Trainee 1. Duties will include, but not be limited to:

• Perform preliminary background work for routine cases;
• Answer routine complaints received from applicants, either orally or in writing;
• Provide routine information regarding processes or procedures of applicants;
• Assist staff with performing detailed, open-ended applicant background investigations;
• Maintain files to reflect application status, data, and statistics;
• Assist supervisors with miscellaneous tasks and special projects; and
• Other duties as assigned.

Preferred candidates will have a sound knowledge of business law, effective writing and communication skills, extensive knowledge in conducting research, good business sense and work ethics, and be organized and detail oriented.

Additional Comments Positions located within the New York City metropolitan area, as well as Suffolk, Nassau, Rockland, and Westchester Counties, are also eligible to receive an additional $3,026 annual downstate adjustment.

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

Name Ryan Taratus

Telephone 518-473-0296

Fax 518-402-5071

Email Address


Street One Commerce Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12257


Notes on ApplyingTo Apply: Interested qualified candidates must submit a resume and letter of interest no later than May 22, 2018 to the email address listed below. Please include “Box LA1-09015” in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application. Email submissions are preferred.

Ryan Taratus
Box LA1-09015
New York State Department of Financial Services
Office of Human Resources Management
One Commerce Plaza
Albany, NY 12257
Fax: (518) 402-5071

All candidates that apply may not be scheduled for an interview
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Department of Financial Services is required to provide reasonable accommodation for known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability if an accommodation would enable the applicant to perform the essential functions of the job. If the accommodation would constitute an undue hardship on the operations of the agency, the agency is not required to provide it.

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