Minimum Qualifications Applicants must have a minimum of five (5) years of experience litigating environmental, energy, or similarly complex statutory cases in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. The ideal candidate will have litigated affirmative and defensive cases involving judicial review of administrative actions, rulemakings, and adjudicatory proceedings and have experience synthesizing information and building cases concerning public policy or technical areas requiring expert witness testimony. Applicants should identify their experience in energy, environmental, public health and safety, natural resources, land use, and/or commercial cases, particularly as a leader in developing and litigating these types of cases. Excellent writing, research, and critical analytical skills are essential, as is the ability to develop and complete litigation and policy initiatives and filings in a timely manner. Prior experience with electronic discovery and trial preparation platforms is preferred and should be described in the application. Finally, the applicant must demonstrate a commitment to public service and the ability to work well with members of the public, scientific and technical staff, expert and fact witnesses, administrative agencies, and other members of a litigation team.
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 Environmental Protection Bureau in the Office of the New York State Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an experienced litigator for its Buffalo office. This position would involve representing the State on energy, environmental, and public health matters in litigation before federal and state courts, as well as administrative agencies (e.g., Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, U.S. Department of the Interior, NYS Public Service Commission).
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.
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.
Salary commensurate with experience.
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 (www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings) or contact the Legal Recruitment via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 212-416-8080.
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Notes on ApplyingHOW TO APPLY
Applications are being received online. To apply, please visit our careers website: https://ag.ny.gov/job-postings. Reference No. EPB_AAG_BUF_3242.
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
• Cover Letter (You may address to Legal Recruitment)
• List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses; and
• Writing Sample
Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.
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