Applications accepted from current state employees, former permanent competitive class employees eligible for reinstatement and 55-b/c candidates. You must meet the minimum qualification.
|Posting Specific Information|
|Application Due By||11/7/14|
|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||Buffalo
Office of General Counsel/Regional B22
|$48,738 - $94,833 (Effective 4/14)
25/NS Salary and appointment grade level dependent upon qualifications of candidate and negotiating unit.
|Work Days||Mon. - Fri.|
|Employment Type||Permanent Budgeted Item|
|Appointment Type||Contingent Permanent|
|Bargaining Unit/MC||PS&T 05 (PEF)|
The incumbent of this position will primarily provide legal counsel to the Superfund and Brownfield program, including the negotiation and implementation of Orders on Consent for inactive hazardous waste disposal sites, cost recovery, and the coordination and implementation of Brownfield Cleanup Agreements for economic development sites within Region 9. The Senior Attorney will also have a range of legal responsibilities encompassing a variety of program and Department issues, including freshwater wetlands, fish and wildlife, materials management and hazardous substances, petroleum bulk storage/spills, water resources, air, and energy. Responsibilities include the negotiation and implementation of Orders on Consent, representing the Department at permit and enforcement hearings, and assisting the Attorney General in litigation involving the Department. Lastly, the Senior Attorney will respond to Freedom of Information Requests. Strong advocacy, research, and writing skills are required, as well as excellent communication skills in person, in writing, and on the telephone with the regulated public, other agencies, co-workers, and court officers.
Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
|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. 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.
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 a valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Travel and overnight travel may be required.|
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.