Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 11/29/22
Applications Due: 12/09/22
Vacancy ID: 117576

Position Information

AgencyAgriculture & Markets, Department of

TitleSenior Attorney

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary GradeNS

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

Salary RangeFrom $29.34 to $42.22 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50


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 10B Airline Drive

City Albany


Zip Code12235

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Assistant Attorney 1, NS = 18: Law school graduation and/or eligibility for NYS Bar Admission.
Assistant Attorney 2, NS = 20: Admission to New York State Bar.
Assistant Attorney 3, NS = 22: You must have 12 months as an Assistant Attorney 2, or Admission to the NYS Bar and 12 months of subsequent satisfactory legal experience.
Senior Attorney, NS = 25: You must have 12 months as an Assistant Attorney 3, or Admission to the NYS Bar and 24 months of subsequent satisfactory legal experience.

55-b/c Qualification:
1. You must be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LLB or JD degree.
2. Candidates that are eligible and interested in being considered for appointment to this position must use this link to apply: ( by: December 9, 2022. Please be sure to designate which position you’re applying for. If you are interested in this position, please submit a copy of your Department of Civil Service eligibility letter, your current resume, and a cover letter.
3. Information about the Workers with Disabilities 55-b and the Veterans with Disabilities employment program 55-c can be found at

1. Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis in determining the appropriate appointment level. Also, experience gained subsequent to admission to the Bar in a state having reciprocity with New York State can be credited only after admission to the New York State Bar. Candidates must note such experience and the existence of the admission reciprocity agreement at the time of interview.
2. Your degree or college credit must have been awarded by a regionally accredited college or university or one recognized by the NYS Education Department as following acceptable educational practices. If your degree was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. You can write to the Examination Information Desk of the NYS Department of Civil Service for a list of acceptable companies who provide this service. This information can also be found on the Internet at You must pay the required evaluation fee.

Duties Description Under the supervision of an Associate Attorney, the Senior Attorney will provide a full range of technical legal services in support of Department programs. A significant portion of the work will involve providing assistance with the development of contracts, the solicitation of Requests of Proposals and Invitations for Bid. The position will also serve as a legal advisor to program administrators, policy analysts, and division staff in the day-to-day operation of these programs
Additional duties include, but are not limited to:
• Provide legal advice and opinions to agency staff, complainants, and others in connection with the activities and services provided by the agency.
• Provide guidance and counsel to Department programs with respect to procurement of goods and services and/or the development of documents for grant programs.
• Negotiate and prepare various legal documents, such as contracts, deeds, and leases, with outside parties.
• Interact control authorities concerning procurement issues
• May perform supervisory duties as assigned.

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

Contact Information

Name Amy Sacco

Telephone 518-457-3216


Email 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 use this link to apply:
by December 9, 2022. Please submit a copy of your current resume, college transcript(s) and a cover letter within the online application.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Sacco in Human Resources at (518) 457-3216 or

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 such time as 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