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Minimum Qualifications Position may be filled at the Senior Attorney level or one within the Legal Traineeship appointment levels. Appointment title will be dependent upon qualifications of candidate selected.
Reassignment – Currently in the title and an employee of DEC
Reinstatement Eligible – Previously held the title on a permanent competitive basis or held a title as indicated under the transfer eligible section on a permanent competitive basis
Transfer Eligible – One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 15 or higher and either:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below;
Eligible for transfer under Section 52.6: Must have current or prior service in a title designated as 52.6 within two salary grades/one M grade of this position. In addition, you must be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LLB or JD degree and/or be eligible to take the New York State Bar examination. If you are not admitted to the NYS Bar within two years of appointment, your appointment will be terminated.
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: Permanent competitive service as a Senior Attorney or Senior Attorney Realty.
55b/c candidates must meet the open-competitive minimum qualifications below and include with their resume or application, a copy of the letter from Civil Service which indicates approval for the 55b/c program.
Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 55b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligibles): graduate of an accredited law school with an LLB or JD degree and/or be eligible to take the NYS Bar examination. If you are not admitted to the NYS Bar within two years of appointment, your appointment will be terminated.
If you are on an examination eligible list for the position title, you do not need to respond to this posting unless you are also eligible for appointment by transfer, reinstatement, or reassignment as defined above. The eligible list will be canvassed as appropriate. Always respond to an eligible list canvass.
Duties Description The Senior Attorney will serve as the Department’s Records Access Officer. The duties include tracking all Freedom of Information (FOIL) requests, working with FOIL coordinators in divisions and regions, coordinating FOIL requests, ensuring timely handling of requests, advising and assisting DEC staff and management on legal issues related to FOIL requests, and providing reports regularly. Will also be required to deal extensively with members of the public on FOIL requests. Will be required to become proficient in the use of GovQA, the Department’s on-line FOIL system and will supervise support staff in the use of GovQA. Will be required to prepare and/or review case analysis, legal opinions, advisory memoranda, proposed legislation, proposed rules and regulations, and litigation papers related to the Freedom of Information Law. Will also be required to provide various training to DEC staff on issues relating to FOIL.
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Notes on ApplyingEmail or mail your application to the above. Be sure to include Posting (17-479) when applying to this position or your application may not be accepted. Please include a copy of your transcript. Unofficial copy is acceptable.