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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 06/06/18

Applications Due09/12/18

Vacancy ID53977

AgencyAttorney General, Office of the

TitlePrivacy and Data Security Research Engineer - Executive Division (NYC)

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $0 to $0 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County New York

Street Address 28 Liberty Street

City New York


Zip Code10005

Minimum Qualifications Qualifications/Skills:
•Bachelor’s degree in any relevant field required but degree in computer science , information technology or data security or advanced degree preferred;

•Candidates with experience in any of the following areas preferred:
o Programming and web development tools, including JAVA, Python, PHP, SQL and Ruby;
o Linux command line tools and container technology (e.g. Docker);
o Online privacy and data security; and
o Social media research.

•Excellent oral and written communication skills;
•Highly organized, self-directed, and resourceful;
•Personable and positive, with a high level of integrity; and
•Interest in public policy and social/economic justice.

Duties Description The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) seeks candidates for a full-time Privacy and Data Security Research Engineer position in New York City. The Research and Analytics Department is part of the Executive Division and works closely with senior staff to support the OAG's major initiatives, investigations, and policy development. The selected candidate will assist the bureau’s attorneys in identifying matters warranting investigation as well as furthering those investigations and prosecutions. Experienced and entry-level applicants are encouraged to apply. We are seeking to fill this position immediately.

The Attorney General is both the “People's Lawyer” and the State's chief legal officer. The OAG, employing over 1,700 people across New York State, serves all New Yorkers in numerous legal and regulatory arenas, including vigorously protecting the rights of investors and consumers, coordinating state-wide criminal investigations, promoting economic and social justice, encouraging harm reducing public health strategies, and preserving the State’s environment. The OAG also advises the Executive branch of State government and defends actions and proceedings on behalf of the State.

•Identifying and using tools to monitor data transmissions and analyze data streams;
•Examining source codes of websites and applications in multiple environments (including phones and tablets) to identify potential vulnerabilities and security flaws;
•Reviewing data breach notifications and assisting in investigations;
•Advising the Bureau on a wide range of internet and technology issues, e.g., privacy, computer security, and encryption standards;
•Compiling, summarizing, and succinctly presenting research on relevant entities and issues;
•Obtaining, analyzing and explaining large datasets related to investigations;
•Litigation support including drafting affidavits and letters; and
•Performing other duties as required.

Additional Comments Salary to be determined commensurate with experience.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Office is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.

PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise specified in the “Notes on Applying” section, the “Application Due” date associated with this posting is not the last day applications can be submitted. Applications for this position will be accepted by the hiring bureau on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected; recruitment for this position can be closed or suspended at any time. For the most current information on available position vacancies, applicants are advised to review the Office of the New York State Attorney General website ( or contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at or phone at 212-416-8080.

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

Name Sandra Jefferson Grannum, Esq., Bureau Chief



Email Address


Street NYS Office of the Attorney General

Legal Recruitment Bureau - 28 Liberty St.

City New York, NY

State NY

Zip Code 10005


Notes on ApplyingHOW TO APPLY
Applications are being received online. To apply, please visit our website at Reference No. EXEC/RDA_PDSRE_ NYC_6062

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
• Cover Letter (You may address to Sandra Jefferson Grannum, Esq., Bureau Chief, Legal Recruitment)
• Resume
• List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses
• Writing Sample
• Transcript (if less than five years postgraduate)
Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.
If you have questions about a position with the OAG, the application process or assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at or phone at 212-416-8080.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website:

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