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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 04/21/22

Applications Due11/30/22

Vacancy ID103553

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleSenior Attorney

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary Grade25

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

Salary RangeFrom $79325 to $111111 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent 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? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Division of Legal Affairs

Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications Permanent Transfer Candidates: NYS employee with one year of permanent or contingent-permanent competitive service as a Senior Attorney (G-25); OR a NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent competitive service in a title at Grade 23 or above with current NYS Bar Admission and eligible for transfer to Senior Attorney under Sections 70.1, 70.4, or 52.6 of the Civil Service Law. (Candidates requesting consideration for transfer must also be a graduate of an accredited law school with a LLB or JD degree, and may also need to meet additional experiential conditions to qualify for consideration.)

Open Competitive Minimum Qualifications: 12 months as an Assistant Attorney 3, or Admission to the NYS Bar and 24 months of subsequent satisfactory legal experience. This position may also be filled at the Assistant Attorney levels 1-3 based dependent upon Law school graduation and NYS Bar Admission status as defined on exam announcement:

The preferred candidate must have strong legal skills, be able to work as a member of a team, have demonstrated good decision-making skills, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and must have the ability to handle high-volume activities in a dead-line driven environment. The ability to organize and prioritize a high volume of tasks is critical. The preferred candidate should be a highly motivated individual interested in working in an active legal team environment addressing public health issues.

Duties Description Senior Attorneys provide legal assistance and support to Department of Health (DOH) program administrators by analyzing legal opinions, briefs and other material, preparing memoranda of law and conferring with administrators or parties to legal action in
order to mediate, negotiate or settle legal issues directly related to the agency's program. Senior Attorneys function either as specialists in a single program governed by law or in a more general atmosphere as evidenced by their concern with laws governing numerous programs.This position will deal with areas of law such as epidemiological matters (COVID-19), communicable diseases, Medicaid rate setting, Medicaid eligibility determinations, managed care, health care reform, health facility licensure, surveillance, and regulation, environmental health and hazards, hazardous wastes, sanitary code, vital records, bankruptcy, collections, funeral director and cemetery, social services, mental health, developmental disabilities, enforcement actions and administrative determinations, patient abuse, NYS owned and operated Veterans’ Homes and Helen Hayes Hospital, and matters related to the Wadsworth Laboratory. The Incumbent will be responsible for the performance of the full range of legal activities in support of one or more programs within the DOH, and perform all technical work and may serve on a regular basis as a legal advisor to program administrators and managers in the day-to-day operation of DOH programs. This technical legal work involves the analysis of legal issues, preparing briefs, researching statutes, decisions, opinions and other sources for use in the preparation of briefs or recommendations, drafting or reviewing contracts, leases, agreements, and legislation and presenting oral arguments either at judicial or administrative proceedings.

Additional Comments Positions available in Albany and New York City

Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
• Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
• Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually
• Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development

Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost

Additional Benefits
• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
• NYS Deferred Compensation
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• And many more.

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

Name Human Resources Management Group

Telephone 518 486 1812

Fax 518 476 3395

Email Address


Street Human Resources Management Group, Room 2217

Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingIf you are a current New York State employee: submit resume, preferably in PDF format, to Human Resources Management Group, DOH/SeniorAttorney, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237- 0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395, or by email to with Reference Code DOH/SeniorAttorney 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.

If you are interested in legal career opportunities with New York State please visit You will need to complete a Civil Service questionnaire to evaluate your education and experience to be considered for an appointment.

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