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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/05/22

Applications Due03/05/23

Vacancy ID117922

AgencyEmpire State Development, NYS

TitleParalegal, MWBE

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitNone listed

Salary RangeFrom $65000 to $70000 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 9 AM

To 5:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address 625 Broadway

City Albany


Zip Code12245

Minimum Qualifications Education Level required: Bachelor’s degree and successful completion of paralegal certificate program.

Relevant experience: Five years’ experience as a paralegal, preferably in a corporate setting or law firm, or the equivalent, is preferred.

Knowledge required: Excellent verbal and written communication skills and superior organizational skills are a must. Ability to work collegially and effectively in a team setting. Ability to meet tight deadlines. Detail orientation.

Duties Description BASIC FUNCTION:
To provide broad-based paraprofessional support to attorneys handling appeals of denials of certification as a Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) by New York State’s Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development (DMWBD) as well as other tasks to support ESD’s legal department as needed.

Responsibilities can include some or all of the following:
• Perform legal research and maintain departmental files.
• Process incoming appeals and maintain appropriate tracking systems.
• Prepare initial drafts and/or proofread legal correspondence pertaining to appeals.
• Coordinate and schedule pre-hearing conferences with all parties.
• Work closely with appeal unit attorneys on preparation and delivery of evidence.
• Monitor and respond to appeal inquiries from appeal inbox.
• Provide broad-based paraprofessional support to ESD’s legal department as needed.

Additional Comments Position expected to work onsite and/or remote consistent with NYS and ESD guidelines and needs.

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

Name Emmanuel Petit-Frere, HR Talent Acquisition Specialist

Telephone N/A

Fax N/A

Email Address


Street 633 Third Avenue

City New York

State NY

Zip Code 10017


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