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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 06/19/18

Applications Due07/16/18

Vacancy ID54379

AgencyEducation Department, State

TitleAssistant Counsel, Box OP-1139/21250

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

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 20%

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 Office of the Professions

Office of the Deputy Commissioner for the Professions

City Albany


Zip Code12234

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have been admitted to the New York State Bar and have four years of relevant, post-graduate experience, including significant trial work or administrative hearing experience, demonstrating progressively responsible experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Special consideration will be given to candidates who have familiarity with the licensed professions, significant trial work or administrative hearing involvement, and experience interpreting and drafting laws and regulations.

Duties Description The New York State Education Department’s Office of the Professions is seeking candidates to fill the position of Assistant Counsel in the Office of the Deputy Commissioner for the Professions. The Assistant Counsel will work closely with the Deputy Commissioner, the Division of Professional Licensing Services, the Offices of Professional Discipline and Legal Services, and the Executive Secretaries for the State Boards covering the professions licensed by the State Education Department. The Assistant Counsel will have operational responsibilities in the areas of professional discipline, restoration of professional licenses, legislation and rulemaking, and review and approval of applications relating to professional and other business entities. Other duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Providing legal advice to the Deputy Commissioner, Office of the Professions staff and members of the various State Boards for the Professions;
• Working with the Office of Counsel, other program areas within the State Education Department, and other State agencies on a variety of matters relating to the professions, including providing legal advice regarding the professions, assisting in litigation and responding to subpoenas;
• Responding to practice and discipline questions from professionals, attorneys and members of the public;
• Assisting in the legal review and response to Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests and other public information documents;
• Drafting and reviewing legal decisions and legislative proposals;
• Researching and preparing well-written briefs, memoranda of law, specifications of professional misconduct, internal memoranda and correspondence;
• Drafting and reviewing Regents’ rules and Commissioner’s regulations, along with supporting materials;
• Working with the Office of Counsel to finalize all materials relating to the promulgation of rules and regulations and assuring compliance with State Administrative Procedure Act requirements;
• Presenting regulations to the Professional Practice Committee of the Board of Regents when appropriate; and
• Assisting in the oversight and coordination of the Committee on the Professions’ approval of disciplinary consent agreements and role in moral character and restoration proceedings, and in the preparation and presentation of Regents’ restoration items.

Additional Comments CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This position is in the exempt jurisdictional class, and the incumbent will serve at the discretion of the Commissioner of Education. Occasional same-day travel and occasional overnight travel throughout the State will be required.
*Salary will be commensurate with Education and Experience.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to (Email applications are preferred). You must include the Box number (OP-1139/21250) of the position in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application.

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

Name Office of Human Resources Management

Telephone (518) 474-5215

Fax (518) 486-5631

Email Address


Street New York State Education Department

89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12234


Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to (Email applications are preferred). You must include the Box number (OP-1139/21250) of the position in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application.

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