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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/15/21

Applications Due11/26/21

Vacancy ID92876

AgencyAttorney General, Office of the

TitleDirector of Legislative Affairs, Executive Division (EXEC_ALB_DLA_6191)

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $104030 to $129173 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 Albany

Street Address NYS Office of the Attorney General

State Captiol

City Albany


Zip Code12224

Minimum Qualifications Qualifications for the position of Director of Legislative Affairs are as follows:
• A minimum of four (4) years of prior work experience either in or with the NYS Legislature that demonstrates an increasing level of responsibility is required;
• A JD or a graduate degree in public policy or public administration is preferred;
• Strong understanding of the NYS Legislative and regulatory process;
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, leadership and strategic thinking skills;
• Ability to foster and maintain productive and effective relationships with elected officials, their teams and other key stakeholders/partners;
• Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment, including self-managing multiple priorities and tight deadlines;
• Highly collaborative with the willingness to participate in other OAG projects and initiatives as determined by Executive leadership;
• Prior experience supervising and mentoring staff is a plus; and
• Availability to work flexible hours, including weekends, during the legislative session and peak budget negotiation period.

Duties Description The Executive Division of the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking a Director of Legislative Affairs for an exciting, fast-paced, senior-level opportunity. As head of the OAG, the Attorney General is both the “People's Lawyer” and the State's chief legal officer. As the “People's Lawyer,” the Attorney General serves as the guardian of the legal rights of the citizens of New York, its organizations and its natural resources. In her role as the State's chief legal counsel, the Attorney General not only advises the Executive branch of State government, but also defends actions and proceedings on behalf of the State. The OAG also brings affirmative litigation and develops policy initiatives on topics including civil rights, health care, environmental protection, labor, financial regulation and enforcement, public integrity, consumer protection, housing, drug trafficking, nonprofit law and many others. This position will be based in Albany and will report to the Senior Policy Counsel.

Duties of the Director of Legislative Affairs will include, but not be limited to the following:
• Advance the Attorney General’s legislative agenda with the NYS Legislature, including developing advocacy strategies to gain the passage of Attorney General Program Bills;
• Assist with drafting Attorney General Program Bills and other legislation;
• Serve as the OAG liaison to the Legislative Bill Drafting Commission;
• Monitor the State budget process and represent the Attorney General in State budget negotiations on Article VII bills;
• Monitor bill introductions by NYS legislators and keep senior staff and bureaus informed of relevant legislation;
• Maintain subject matter expertise and advise OAG staff on the nuances of the legislative process;
• Work with bureaus to develop positions on legislation impacting the budget, operations or other areas of interest for the OAG;
• Develop and maintain effective and productive relationships with legislators, their staff and other stakeholders;
• Provide feedback to legislators and their staff regarding pending legislation;
• Provide feedback to Executive Chamber staff on legislation, in particular bills that have passed both houses and are awaiting action by the Governor;
• Communicate with stakeholders and lobbyists regarding pending or potential legislation;
• Oversee and/or participate in special projects, including those related to the implementation of OAG-related legislation; and
• Supervise OAG staff working on legislative affairs.

Additional Comments The annual salary for this position is $104,030 - $129,173. The final salary will be determined after a complete evaluation of the selected candidate’s qualifications. 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.

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

Name Abbe Ross



Email Address


Street NYS Office of the Attorney General

28 Liberty St

City New York, NY

State NY

Zip Code 10005


Notes on ApplyingApplications are being received online. To apply, please go to our website, Reference No. EXEC_ALB_DLA_6191

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
• Cover Letter
? You may address to Legal Recruitment.
? Indicate why you are interested in this position and what makes you the best candidate.
• Resume
• Writing Sample
• List of three (3) references
? Only submit professional references, supervisory references are preferred.
? Indicate the nature and duration of your relationship to each reference.
? Include contact information and email addresses for each reference.
? Please note, your references will not be contacted until after you interview for the position.

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

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