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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 06/08/18

Applications Due06/22/18

Vacancy ID54055

AgencyEnvironmental Conservation, Department of

TitleLegal Assistant 1/Tr 1 and 2

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary Grade14

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 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? No

County Albany

Street Address 625 Broadway

City Albany


Zip Code12233

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must have one year of permanent, competitive or 55b/c service as a Legal Assistant 1 OR
For reinstatement purposes, previously held the title on a permanent competitive basis or held a title eligible for transfer on a permanent competitive basis OR
Be in a title eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law OR
Be eligible to transfer under Section 70.4 Of the Civil Service Law
Candidates must have an associate’s degree (or higher) 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).
The position may also be filled at the trainee level by appointment of a candidate reachable on the Legal Assistant Trainee list or in a title eligible to transfer to Legal Assistant Trainee 1. If filled as a trainee, the selected candidate must successfully complete a two-year traineeship. Trainees will be required to successfully complete courses in specific areas, in addition to on-the-job training activities, prior to completing the traineeship. All trainees are required to successfully complete six courses in paralegal studies and related skills from an accredited college or university. In addition, one or more college or training courses in writing skills will be required.

Duties Description The Legal Assistant 1 will perform duties in support of the Office of Employee Relations/ Labor Relations Unit as assigned, including, but are not limited to:
1. Assists in researching and analyzing law sources, arbitration decisions, court decisions and settlement agreements where precedent may be expected;
2. Prepares/assembles documents such as arbitration briefs and settlement agreements for review and approval by Human Resource Specialists;
3. Assists with investigations into Labor Relations issues including disciplinary actions, workplace violence incidents, and grievance matters including reviewing case materials for lines of questioning during interrogations;
4. Assists Human Resource Specialists with Hearing preparations including compiling and tabulating investigative materials and data, witness preparation, and managing exhibits;
5. Maintains case tracking system;
6. Oversees the process of opening and closing files and cases.

Additional Comments Must have a valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Travel, overtime and overnight travel may be required.

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

Name Marline Agnew

Telephone 518-402-9273

Fax 518-402-9038

Email Address


Street 625 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12233


Notes on ApplyingPlease be sure to include posting number (18-326) on your resume or it may not accepted. Include a copy of your college transcript. An unofficial copy is acceptable.

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