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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/14/21

Applications Due09/24/21

Vacancy ID91218

AgencyAgriculture & Markets, Department of

TitleLegal Assistant 1

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary Grade14

Bargaining UnitASU - Administrative Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $49703 to $60371 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County New York

Street Address 10B Airline Drive

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12235

Minimum Qualifications 70.1 Transfer Qualifications to Legal Assistant Trainee 1: You must have one year of permanent competitive service in a title eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. Eligible titles include but are not limited to Administrative Assistant 1, Administrative Assistant 2, Office Assistant 2, Office Assistant 2 Calculations, Office Assistant 2 Keyboarding.

70.1 Transfer Qualifications to Legal Assistant 1: You must have one year of permanent competitive service in a title eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. Eligible titles include but are not limited to Program Aide, Office Assistant 3, and Office Assistant 3 Calculations.
AND
You must have an associate's degree in a paralegal or legal assistant program OR a certificate in a paralegal or legal assistant program from a regionally accredited college or university or one approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).

70.4 Transfer Qualifications: You must have one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service in a G-5 or higher clerical, secretarial, keyboarding or paraprofessional* title set in an office environment. Qualifying titles are available at www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/announcements/00442titles.cfm.
AND
You must have passed the most recent Legal Assistant Trainee 1 examination.
AND
You must have an associate's degree in a paralegal or legal assistant program OR a certificate in a paralegal or legal assistant program from a regionally accredited college or university or one approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).

Duties Description Department Summary:

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, through its various divisions and programs, promotes New York agriculture and its high-quality and diverse products, fosters agricultural environmental stewardship, and safeguards the State’s food supply, land and livestock to ensure the viability and growth of New York’s agriculture industries.

If you would like to work for a premier agency focused on enhancing the quality of life for the people of New York State by supporting production of agriculture; ensuring safe, nutritious and accessible food supply; providing economic opportunities for farm and rural residents, then the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is for you.

To learn more about our agency and our mission, please visit https://www.agriculture.ny.gov/

Division of Counsel’s Office:

Counsel’s Office is responsible for providing legal advice to the Department’s Executive Staff and its divisions. Among its duties, Counsel’s Office:
• Advises Department officers on issues arising under state and federal law;
• Responds to requests of governmental entities for interpretations of the Agriculture and Markets Law;
• Develops and coordinates the Department’s legislative program, including the drafting and negotiation of bill language and the analysis of bills relevant to the Department’s work;
• Develops regulations implementing the Agriculture and Markets Law and assists with their enactment;
• Represents the Department in administrative, judicial, and other proceedings, both seeking to enforce the Agriculture and Markets Law and responding to challenges to the Department’s actions;
• Administers and collects civil penalties;
• Provides advice regarding procurement issues and best contracting practices;
• Prepares, reviews, and negotiates contracts, grants, and memoranda of understanding to which the Department is a party;
• Provides legal support services to the State Soil and Water Conservation Committee;
• Represents the interests of agricultural resources and farmers in proceedings before the Public Service Commission;
• Conducts investigations concerning, among other things, possible violations of the Agriculture and Markets Law, Department personnel matters; and ethics issues;
• Performs risk analyses; and
• Responds to requests for Department records in conformance with the Public Officers Law.

Job Summary:

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is seeking a Legal Assistant Trainee 1 or Legal Assistant 1 to work within their Counsel’s Office. Under the supervision of the Legal Team within Counsel’s Office, the incumbent will compile and organize files and documentation; assist with FOIL processing and FOIL document review; prepare and assist in the preparation of legal documents and forms; catalog information; update databases or spreadsheets; assist with calendaring of hearings and proceeding deadlines; prepare correspondence and subpoena; and undertake simple research.


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

Name Amy Sacco

Telephone 518-457-3216

Fax 518-457-8852

Email Address agr.sm.humanres@agriculture.ny.gov

Address

Street 10B Airline Drive

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12235

 

Notes on ApplyingCandidates that are eligible and interested in being considered for appointment to this position must complete our online employment application and upload their cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript(s) to the system. Our online employment application can be found at: https://fs30.formsite.com/zMiW7u/rxkb6lyjhs/index.html. The deadline to apply is September 24, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Sacco in Human Resources at (518) 457-3216 or recruitment@agriculture.ny.gov.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the
Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov

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