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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/04/18

Applications Due11/04/18

Vacancy ID60480

AgencyAttorney General, Office of the

TitleSpecial Assistant/Director of Human Resources

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

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 15%

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 The Capitol

City Albany


Zip Code12224

Minimum Qualifications Qualifications

• Strong Human Resources Generalist background; 10+ years of related professional experience with at least 5+ years in HR management
• Track record of identifiable and measurable successes in managing a complex organization, implementing operational change, continuously driving improved performance, and ensuring high standards
• Experience acting as an executive coach, working with Senior level management to manage employee relations
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to authentically build trusted relationships, gain consensus and maintain a collegial, positive work environment
• Collaborative team player, with excellent active listening, negotiation and presentation skills
• Knowledgeable of Human Resources systems and proficient in MSOffice (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Must have in-depth knowledge of labor laws and HR best practices
• Master’s degree or equivalent professional designation (SPHR, and/or GPHR) not required, but preferred

Duties Description The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking a Special Assistant to function as the full-time Director of Human Resources in the Human Resources Management Bureau within the Division of Administration. The agency employs 1,800 employees across 20+ sites across New York State, including attorneys, auditors, investigators, analysts and support staff.
As a senior leader in the agency, the Director of Human Resources leads the human resources department and drives the agency’s people strategy. The Director serves as an expert advisor, confidante and executive coach to executive management. Critically, the Director provides leadership to the agency in the strategic implementation of statewide staff selection and placement, talent management, organizational design and development, employee and consultant relations and statutory compliance. The Director is also involved in helping to create and maintain an inclusive and diverse workplace and ensuring compliance with HR standards, working closely with operations, finance and legal bureau management.

This position will be based in Albany, NY, with periodic statewide travel. The Director serves as agency liaison with the Department of Civil Service Governor’s Office of Employee Relations, Division of Budget, Office of the State Comptroller, and various managed service providers on human resources issues. The Director reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

Directs the agency’s labor relations program, which includes advising managers, conducting negotiations, administering contracts, administering discipline and grievance procedures, engaging employee representatives in dialogue, and participating in labor/management committees meetings

Works with HR Management in support of the following responsibilities:

Organizational culture & development

• Establishes, implements and drives an effective people strategy, enabling OAG’s talented team of HR professionals to execute HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall business strategy
• Inclusively and pro-actively develops talent, empowers individuals, and manages diverse teams to drive engagement and performance
• Manages an effective employee relations program; implements an effective communication plan to keep employees current with organizational changes, new or modified policies and procedures, and other issues affecting the workplace
• Works with bureau management to implement organizational changes and translates program area goals into specific assignments to appropriate staff
• Provides guidance for the agency’s employee learning and training programs, as well career path development
Performance Management
• Promotes performance management principles and practices that monitor and accurately assess employee performance on a continuous basis
• Spearheads the annual performance management process for all employees
Directs the agency’s labor relations program, which includes advising managers, conducting negotiations, administering contracts, administering discipline and grievance procedures, engaging employee representatives in dialogue, and participating in labor/management committees meetings


• Sets priorities for pending or competing requests for personnel resources or services
• Collaborates with executive staff members to identify suitable candidates to fill vacancies
• Oversees process for recruitment, salary and determination, vetting and onboarding of employees, in partnership with management and Legal Recruitment
• Directs the classification and allocation of positions and employee oriented services

HR systems and processes

• Oversees the processing and maintenance of personnel and attendance records and payroll transactions; ensures compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations
• Supervises the communication and administration of employee benefit programs consistent with negotiated agreements, and federal and state laws, rules and regulations

Additional Comments Salary to be determined commensurate with experience.

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 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.



Email Address


Street NYS Office of the Attorney General

Legal Recruitment Bureau - 28 Liberty Street

City New York

State NY

Zip Code 10005


Notes on ApplyingHOW TO APPLY

Applications are being received online. To apply, please go to our website,, Resources/Employment Opportunities Reference No. DOA_DIR_ALB_6084.

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;
• Writing Sample; and
• List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses.
Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.
If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information on our Office, please visit our website:

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

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