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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 qualification.

Senior Attorney
Category of
Information
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *14-00203
Application Due By 12/5/14
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 Albany
Central Office
Office of General
Salary:
Grade:
$48,738 - $94,833 (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

The Senior Attorney's primary duties will include advising and assisting Department Staff on a wide range of issues involving the Department's contracts and grants including procurement, vendor responsibility, bid protests, negotiation, administration, amendment, and termination of contracts and grants.

The Senior Attorney's secondary duty will be to assist the Remediation Bureau in resolving Petroleum Bulk Storage (PBS) and Spills cases. The attorney will be responsible for conducting negotiations and hearings with respondents.

The Senior Attorney will provide legal advice on a wide range of issues pertaining to the legal requirements for State contracts and grants, and enforcement. The Senior Attorney may be required to provide legal advice based upon an understanding of the State Finance Law, the Insurance Law, the Workers Compensation Law, and related statutory and common law.

The Senior Attorney may also be asked to provide legal advice on particular areas of substantive environmental law. This will involve legal research and analysis as well as giving oral and written advice.

The Senior Attorney will be required to deal with outside entities that have or are seeking Department contracts or grants. The Senior Attorney will also be required to negotiate with outside entities on enforcement matters.

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.