28 Liberty Street
Minimum Qualifications Applicants should have a minimum of five (5) years of experience litigating in federal and state courts and/or before administrative agencies, including motion practice, discovery, oral arguments, and settlements. Experience litigating environmental and energy cases and knowledge of state and federal environmental statutes is not required.
Applicants must possess excellent research, writing, and analytical skills, and have the ability to develop and complete litigation and policy initiatives and filings in a timely manner. Ideal candidates will have litigated affirmative and/or defensive cases and have experience synthesizing information and building cases concerning public policy.
In addition, the applicant must demonstrate a commitment to public service and the ability to work well with members of the public, scientific and technical staff, expert and fact witnesses, administrative agencies, and other members of a litigation team. Applicants should also describe any experience with electronic discovery and trial preparation platforms.
Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to the New York State bar. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the OAG be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.
Duties Description The Environmental Protection Bureau in the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an experienced litigator to serve in its General Litigation Section for the New York City office. Attorneys in this position represent the State and state agencies in environmental litigation before federal and state courts. Attorneys in the General Litigation Section spend approximately two-thirds of their time on cases handled by the General Litigation Section and one-third of their time on other cases. The General Litigation Section represents state agencies in both defensive and affirmative litigation. Some of the more recent matters handled by the Section include an action against the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation claiming that a state prohibition on products containing ivory is preempted by federal law, an action against DEC challenging its decision to close an oyster cultivation area on Long Island based on high bacteria, and an enforcement action on behalf of the Long Island Pine Barrens Commission against an illegal development within the Pine Barrens. Recent matters outside the Section include litigation challenging rollbacks and delays of federal regulations protecting human health and the environment, the disposal of contaminated construction debris in a public park in an environmental justice community on Long Island, and investigations into environmental health areas, such as toys containing lead and lead paint in residential dwellings.
Additional Comments Salary will be commensurate with experience in accordance with the pay scale of the OAG.
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 (www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings) or contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at email@example.com or phone at 212-416-8080.
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Legal Recruitment Bureau - 28 Liberty Street
Notes on ApplyingApplications are being received online. To apply, please go to our website, www.ag.ny.gov, Resources/Job Opportunities - Attorney Positions. Reference No. EPB_NYC_AAG_3183.
Applications are being received online. To apply, please visit our careers website here. 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)
• 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.
For 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov