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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 *17-007
Application Due By 01/20/2017
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 Region
Division/Bureau
Avon
Region 8
General Counsel
Salary:
Grade:
$49,713 - $96,732 (Effective 4/15)
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 Duties will include providing legal advice to Regional program staff and the Regional Attorney and Regional Director, as requested. Duties will also include applying New York State laws, rules and regulations, cases and policies related to Department programs involving air emissions, water discharges, solid and hazardous waste, pesticides, freshwater wetlands, fish and wildlife, forestry, mining, minerals, oil and gas exploration and production, flood control projects, and SEQRA and the Uniform Procedures Act. Other duties include drafting and legal research skills, being able to handle a varied caseload, being able to meet deadlines, as required , consulting with the Department's program attorneys in Albany and interacting with the public in permitting and enforcement matters. Must be able to work independently in drafting Consent Orders, editing program staff documents, including permits, and be able to speak at public hearings when needed. Public hearings may occur in the evening, after normal business hours. Travel within Region 8 will be required on occasion, and such travel may also occur outside normal business hours. On occasion may have to represent the Department in administrative and adjudicatory hearings, which may include preparation of direct and cross-examination of witnesses or be asked to draft, edit or comment upon legislation affecting Department programs. Will be expected to timely respond to FOIL requests.
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. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required.
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: PostingResponses@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.