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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 06/07/19

Applications Due09/12/19

Vacancy ID70715

AgencyAttorney General, Office of the

TitleTobacco Enforcement Section Chief - Health Care Bureau (NYC)

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $0 to $0 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County New York

Street Address 28 Liberty Street

City New York


Zip Code10005

Minimum Qualifications We are seeking a candidate with at least five (5) years of civil litigation experience. Experience in some or all of the following areas is preferred but not required: supervision of other lawyers; development and management of complex investigations or impact litigation; and affirmative investigations or litigation of health-related violations.

Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.

Duties Description The New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Health Care Bureau (HCB) is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as the Tobacco Enforcement Section Chief (Section Chief) of the HCB’s tobacco docket in the New York City office. The Health Care Bureau seeks to protect consumers from deceptive or illegal practices and to ensure access to health care by bringing civil prosecutions for violations of health, insurance, deceptive practice, antidiscrimination and other applicable laws. The HCB also brings cases in federal and state courts to enforce anti-cigarette trafficking laws and enforces the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) entered into between the major tobacco companies and fifty-two (52) states and territories. More specifically, the HCB enforces the MSA’s public health provisions prohibiting tobacco companies from engaging in marketing and advertising aimed at youth. In addition, the HCB provides oversight of the State’s compliance with the regulatory obligations of the MSA in order to ensure that New York receives its share of annual tobacco settlement payments; that litigation involves such issues as the Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act and tax evasion.

The Section Chief will be a critical part of the Health Care Bureau’s leadership. The Section Chief will develop the HCB’s tobacco enforcement strategies and supervise lawyers who investigate and litigate matters concerning tobacco using a strategic enforcement model. In addition, the Section Chief will help oversee the Bureau’s tobacco public policy work and outreach to stakeholders. The Section Chief will report to the Deputy Bureau Chief and work closely with the Bureau Chief.

Additional Comments OAG employees serve more than 19.85 million state residents through a wide variety of occupations. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State.

Salary to be determined commensurate with experience.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.

PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise specified in the “Notes on Applying” section, the “Application Due” date associated with this posting is not the last day applications can be submitted. Applications for this position will be accepted by the hiring bureau on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected; recruitment for this position can be closed or suspended at any time. For the most current information on available position vacancies, applicants are advised to review the Office of the New York State Attorney General website ( or contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at or phone at 212-416-8080.

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

Name Sandra Jefferson Grannum, Esq., Bureau Chief



Email Address


Street NYS Office of the Attorney General

Legal Recruitment Bureau - 28 Liberty Street

City New York, NY

State NY

Zip Code 10005


Notes on ApplyingApplications are being received online. To apply, please visit our careers website: Reference No. HCB/TSC_NYC_AAG_3226
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

•Cover Letter (You may address to Sandra Jefferson Grannum, Esq., Bureau Chief, Legal Recruitment)
•List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses
•Writing Sample

Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.

If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at or phone at 212-416-8080.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website:

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