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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/30/18

Applications Due12/14/18

Vacancy ID61991

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleAssistant Counsel - 77228

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary Grade25

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $81446 to $102661 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address ESP, Corning Tower

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications Admission to the New York State bar and at least two years of post-bar legal experience.

Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have strong legal skills, impeccable judgment and excellent speaking, writing and research skills as well as familiarity with: the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, other public health insurance; drafting and negotiating contracts; immigration law. Preferred experience will have included providing legal analysis of insurance and/or public health law and/or federal health care laws.

Duties Description The Assistant Counsel will report to the Assistant Director of the Office of the Marketplace Counsel and will be responsible for providing legal analysis and research on matters related to New York State of Health (NYSOH). Duties include, but are not limited to: participating in meetings, workgroups, and committees on behalf of the Assistant Director and/or Director; drafting legislation and regulations related to the Marketplace; researching and interpreting applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations including but not limited to, public health insurance, finance, tax, administrative procedure and social services and federal health care laws; reviewing legal papers served or received to determine appropriate responsive action; advising program of appeals and litigation commenced and development in existing appeals and litigation and determine agency position on issues raised by legal papers; drafting legal documents needed to implement and operate the NYSOH Marketplace including memorandums of understanding with state agencies and other third parties and procurement contract documents; providing legal advice to Marketplace staff in support of the establishment and operation of the Marketplace including but not limited to issues related to the Small Business Marketplace; drafting and editing Marketplace materials for the public; preparing briefs and legal papers; performing necessary legal research; and rendering opinions on questions of law; conferring with the Department of Health’s Bureau of Health Insurance Programs and with program staff on legal issues that may arise in the operation of the Marketplace that have a direct or indirect impact on insurance affordability programs; preparing memoranda to Marketplace staff on changes in law or regulations that effect the Marketplace; conferring and corresponding with outside agencies on questions of law and procedure.

Additional Comments Permanent, full-time.

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

Name Human Resources Management Group - DB/AC/77228

Telephone 5184861812

Fax (518)-473-3395

Email Address


Street ESP, Corning Tower

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingSubmit resume, preferably in PDF format, to Human Resources Management Group, DB/AC/77228, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237- 0012, or fax to (518)473-3395, or by email to, with Reference Code DB/AC/77228 included in the subject line. Failure to include the required information in the subject line of your email or fax may result in your resume not being considered for this position. Resumes will be accepted until December 14, 2018.

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