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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/01/21

Applications Due10/15/21

Vacancy ID90665

AgencyState, Department of

TitleSenior Attorney

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 Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address One Commerce Plaza

99 Washington Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12231

Minimum Qualifications One year of permanent competitive service as a Senior Attorney; or one year of permanent competitive service in a title eligible to transfer under Section 52.6 or 70.1 of the Civil Service Law with current New York State Bar Admission; or be reachable on the Legal Specialties eligible list. Candidates that have less than 24 months of experience must serve a traineeship with advances at 1-year intervals until eligible for appointment at the Senior Attorney level.

Duties Description The Department of State, Office of General Counsel is seeking to fill a senior attorney position to work with staff in the Office of Planning and Development (OPD) in the areas of land use, local government, water, and environmental law. The duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following: prepare legally enforceable waterfront revitalization plans and undertake legal reviews of proposed projects in the state coastal area; conduct reviews of waterfront plans submitted to the Secretary of State for approval pursuant Executive Law Article 42. Legal advice and assistance are to be provided to OPD staff, municipal officials, and consultants on a broad range of topics involving planning, zoning and environmental regulation. The Senior Attorney will also be requested to ensure that the Department’s record justifies proposed consistency determinations regarding new development along the coast, including projects associated with the development of offshore wind energy, which will require the development of a working knowledge of the federal Coastal Zone Management Act and other relevant federal laws needed to complete project applicant reviews for consistency with the coastal policies in the New York State Coastal Management Program. The job embraces coastal issues such as climate change, post-storm recovery, coastal hazards, dredging, and hazardous waste cleanup and will also involve drafting legislation and commenting on legislative proposals.

Additional Comments The Department of State is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability status, arrest record or criminal conviction history, or any other category protected by law.
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Name Heidi Hicks

Telephone (518) 474-2752

Fax (518) 402-3656

Email Address


Street One Commerce Plaza

99 Washington Avenue, Suite 1150

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12231


Notes on ApplyingQualified and interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume detailing education and experience along with one professional writing sample. Please include the Vacancy ID number in your response.

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