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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/20/18

Applications Due05/31/19

Vacancy ID61701

AgencyAttorney General, Office of the

TitleAssistant Attorney General - Litigation Bureau (NYC)

Occupational CategoryLegal

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 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County New York

Street Address 28 Liberty Street

City New York

StateNY

Zip Code10005

Minimum Qualifications Applicants must have a minimum of seven (7) years of experience litigating in state and federal courts, including motion practice, discovery, trials, and complex evidentiary hearings. Applicants must possess superior research, writing, and oral advocacy skills.

Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. 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 New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an experienced litigator to serve as an attorney in the Education Section of the Litigation Bureau in the New York City office.

The Litigation Bureau represents the State of New York and its agencies and officers in state and federal courts in legal actions and proceedings relating to civil rights, education, social services, public employment, public health, law enforcement, corrections, state finance, insurance, taxation, and other litigated matters arising out of state operations and legislation.

The Education Litigation Section primarily represents the State University of New York, the City University of New York, and the State Education Department. Additional clients include the Office of the State Comptroller, Higher Education Services Corporation, and the Department of Transportation. The Section’s attorneys defend a wide variety of state and federal court actions involving, among other things, constitutional, civil rights, labor and employment, state regulation, and administrative law issues. The Section’s cases present a myriad of questions on constitutional law and statutory/regulatory interpretation, including matters of first impression, and generally have significant financial and policy implications for the State. Responsibilities include acting as lead or secondary counsel on a variety of litigation matters; preparing briefs and motion papers; appearing in court; engaging in oral argument; managing discovery; negotiating settlements; and conducting trials, as well as other duties, as assigned.

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

Salary 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 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 recruitment@ag.ny.gov 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., Bureau Chief

Telephone

Fax

Email Address recruitment@ag.ny.gov

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 visit our website at http://www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings. Reference No. LIT_AAG/ELS_NYC_3190

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
• 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.
If you have 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 recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov.

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