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Senior Attorney

Applications accepted from current state employees, former permanent competitive class employees eligible for reinstatement and 55-b/c candidates. You must meet the minimum qualifications.

Senior Attorney
Category of
Information
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *16-00214
Application Due By 08/05/16
Title Senior Attorney; Attorney Trainee 1 and 2, Assistant Attorney 1 and 2, Attorney 1 and 2. Appointment title dependent upon qualifications of candidate selected.
Location: City DEC Division/Bureau Albany
Central Office
Office of General Counsel/General Enforcement
Salary:
Grade:
$48,738 - $94,834 (Effective 4/14)
25/NS Salary and appointment grade level dependent upon qualifications of candidate and negotiating unit.
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Contingent Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities This position involves a wide range of legal responsibilities encompassing a variety of program and Departmental issues falling within state and federal jurisdictions. General Enforcement attorney will practice in almost all areas of the Environmental Conservation Law and Regulations. They will also negotiate and settle matters including, but not limited to water, pesticide, marine resources, fish, wildlife, wetland, endangered species, land and forests, criminal, and solid waste matters. The attorney will be responsible for conducting hearings before Administrative Law Judges on behalf of the Department, both in trial and on papers.
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC
or
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.
or
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;
or
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. To determine if your title is designated as 52.6 go to the Department of Civil Service website http://www.cs.ny.gov/ and search for your title under GOT-IT. 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 New York State Bar within two years of appointment, your appointment will be terminated.
or
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: Permanent competitive service as a Senior Attorney or Senior Attorney Realty.

55-b/55-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 55-b/55-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 New York State Bar examination. If you are not admitted to the New York State 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; or the appointment type is provisional or temporary. The eligible list(s) will be canvassed as appropriate. Always respond to an eligible list canvass.

There is a continuous recruitment examination held for these titles. Information on applying to take the open competitive examination for Legal Specialties can be found on the Department of Civil Service website.
Additional Comments
To Apply Qualified candidates should forward a resume and/or Employment Application which clearly indicates how the minimum qualifications are met and includes the control number. If you are applying for more than one posting, you must submit a separate resume or employment application for each control number. Send to:

Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-5060

Fax: (518) 402-9038

E-Mail: personnel@dec.ny.gov

Additional Notes:

If you are a permanent NYS employee not employed by the Department of Environmental Conservation or applying for reinstatement, please provide your social security number so that appointment eligibility may be verified.

State employees: If you wish to receive an acknowledgement that your application for this posting was received by the Bureau of Personnel and then receive information on the disposition of the position, please attach two self-addressed stamped envelopes (preferably inter-office or inter-agency) to the application. If you are applying for more than one position, you must include two envelopes for each position.

Some vacancies may be anticipated and may not result in an appointment. Application for any position listed may not result in an interview.

*16-00215

Applications accepted from current state employees, former permanent competitive class employees eligible for reinstatement and 55-b/c candidates. You must meet the minimum qualifications.

Senior Attorney
Category of
Information
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *16-00215
Application Due By 08/05/16
Title Senior Attorney; Attorney Trainee 1 and 2, Assistant Attorney 1 and 2, Attorney 1 and 2. Appointment title dependent upon qualifications of candidate selected.
Location: City DEC Division/Bureau

Long Island City
Region 2
Office of General Counsel

Salary:
Grade:
$48,738 - $94,834 (Effective 4/14)
25/NS Salary and appointment grade level dependent upon qualifications of candidate and negotiating unit.
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities This position serves in the Office of General Counsel's Region 2 Office and the attorney will handle general legal matters in all program areas including but not limited to air, natural resources, water, the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP), solid and hazardous waste, and petroleum bulk storage/spills. Duties would include legal research; negotiation of orders on consent and other settlement documents; administrative litigation if negotiated settlements cannot be achieved; providing legal advice on permitting matters; review and evaluation of applications for the BCP, and drafting regulations, as needed. (Regulatory air experience is preferred as well as some experience with the Freedom of Information Law.)
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC
or
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.
or
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;
or
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. To determine if your title is designated as 52.6 go to the Department of Civil Service website http://www.cs.ny.gov/ and search for your title under GOT-IT. 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 New York State Bar within two years of appointment, your appointment will be terminated.
or
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: Permanent competitive service as a Senior Attorney or Senior Attorney Realty.

55-b/55-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 55-b/55-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 New York State Bar examination. If you are not admitted to the New York State 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; or the appointment type is provisional or temporary. The eligible list(s) will be canvassed as appropriate. Always respond to an eligible list canvass.

There is a continuous recruitment examination held for these titles. Information on applying to take the open competitive examination for Legal Specialties can be found on the Department of Civil Service website.
Additional Comments Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position.
To Apply Qualified candidates should forward a resume and/or Employment Application which clearly indicates how the minimum qualifications are met and includes the control number. If you are applying for more than one posting, you must submit a separate resume or employment application for each control number. Send to:

Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-5060

Fax: (518) 402-9038

E-Mail: personnel@dec.ny.gov

Additional Notes:

If you are a permanent NYS employee not employed by the Department of Environmental Conservation or applying for reinstatement, please provide your social security number so that appointment eligibility may be verified.

State employees: If you wish to receive an acknowledgement that your application for this posting was received by the Bureau of Personnel and then receive information on the disposition of the position, please attach two self-addressed stamped envelopes (preferably inter-office or inter-agency) to the application. If you are applying for more than one position, you must include two envelopes for each position.

Some vacancies may be anticipated and may not result in an appointment. Application for any position listed may not result in an interview.