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Legal Assistant 2

No Current Vacancies for Legal Assistant 2

Applications accepted from current State employees, former permanent competitive class employees eligible for reinstatement. You must meet the minimum qualification.

Legal Assistant 2
Category of
Information
Posting Specific Information
Control Number
Application Due By
Title Legal Assistant 2
Location: City DEC Region Division/Bureau
Salary:
Grade:
$49,488 - $63,001 Effective 04/14
17
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements

Promotion: 1 year of permanent competitive service as a Legal Assistant 1.

Open Competitive:

Either 1) a bachelor's degree (or higher) in a paralegal/legal assistant program from a regionally accredited college or university, or college or university accredited by the Accrediting Council for independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) or one approved by the American Bar Association (ABA);

Or 2) an associate's degree (or higher) in paralegal/legal assistant program OR a certificate in a paralegal/legal assistant program where either the degree or certificate was granted from a regionally accredited college or university, or college or university accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) or one approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) AND one year of subsequent full-time experience as a Paralegal/Legal Assistant (see "definition" below);

OR 3) an associate's degree (or higher) in a paralegal/legal assistant program OR a certificate in paralegal/legal assistant program where either the degree or certificate was granted from a regionally accredited college or university, or college or university accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) or one approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) AND a bachelor's degree or higher in any field.

Definition: For the purposes of this examination, a Paralegal/Legal Assistant is someone who applies knowledge of the law and legal procedures in rendering direct assistance to lawyers, clients, and courts; prepares and interprets legal documents and forms; researches, compiles, and uses information from legal materials to provide both written and verbal comments on their findings; and analyzes and handles routine procedural problems independently with minimal attorney oversight.

Substitution: Graduation from an accredited (ABA) approved law school with a degree required for NYS Bar admittance will be accepted as meeting the education requirements.

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.

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.