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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/02/18

Applications Due09/02/18

Vacancy ID56702

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleAssistant Counsel - Deputy Counsel for Bureau of Service Delivery and Program Compliance

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $115000 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 Albany

Street Address OPWDD - Office of Counsel

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12229

Minimum Qualifications

Duties Description The Office of Counsel provides legal guidance and services to the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) network on the myriad of issues arising from the delivery of supports and services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Attorneys are called upon to draft and review legislation, regulations, contracts, and real property transactions, provide advice on federal and State health care delivery and funding, advise on employment matters, participate in administrative hearings and oversee litigation.
This position will act as the Deputy Counsel for the Service Delivery and Program Compliance Bureau within OPWDD Counsel’s Office. Reporting to the General Counsel, the Deputy Counsel supervises attorneys and other professionals assigned to the Bureau and oversees the provision of legal advice and supports in the areas of:
• OPWDD eligibility and service authorization;
• Medicaid fair hearings;
• Objection to care and due process;
• Transition from school to adult services;
• Consent to services and substituted decision-making;
• Individual rights and protections;
• Health care and end-of-life issues;
• Guardianship;
• Incident management;
• State Operated programming and residential services;
• Care Coordination Organization services;
• Provider approval and certification; and
• Program compliance and oversight.

Preferred Qualifications:
The Deputy Counsel for the Bureau of Service Delivery and Program Compliance is an attorney admitted to practice in New York State with at least 7 years post bar experience practicing law. Strong analytic and writing skills, and the ability to read, comprehend and analyze complex, detailed and technical statutes and regulations, along with the ability to draft all kinds of legal documents. Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to work with top and middle management. Ability to supervise and direct other attorneys. Knowledge of administrative law, health or disabilities law is preferred but not required.

Additional Comments Please note:
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
• Position may be eligible for Loan Forgiveness via the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program:
• For more information on PSLF, please visit

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

Name Danielle Vezzi

Telephone 518-473-9689

Fax 518-474-9902

Email Address


Street OPWDD, Workforce and Talent Management

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingSubmit cover letter and résumé by September 2, 2018. Please reference the EOA #2018-111 in all correspondence.

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