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Associate Attorney

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

Associate Attorney
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 14-00132+
Application Due By 8/22/14
Title Associate Attorney
Location: City
DEC Region
Region 9
Office of General Counsel/Regional
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Contingent Permanent/Provisional+
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)

Must be able to work well with others and to change priorities at any given time. The Associate Attorney will report to the Regional Attorney/Associate Counsel and will serve as the lead attorney on high-profile and significant cases, including those with multi-agency (state and federal) and multi-region involvement, along with cases having precedential impact, as directed by the Regional Attorney. The Associate Attorney will supervise Region 9 Senior Attorneys and legal interns who are called on to assist with these high-profile and significant cases, and may supervise Senior Attorneys on other matters as needed. In addition to working on high-profile cases, the Associate Attorney will analyze legal issues in enforcement and permit matters, prepare consent orders, pleadings, briefs, conduct legal research, represent the Department at administrative proceedings, including issuance of permits and enforcement of environmental laws and regulations, and assist the Attorney General's Office or Department of Justice in judicial proceedings as needed. The Associate Attorney will also prosecute criminal cases involving ECL violations when requested and authorized by District Attorneys.

Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements

+Minimum Qualifications for Provisional Appointment:

2 Years of service as a Senior Attorney or Senior attorney (Various Parenthetics)

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 26 or higher and either:
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 and possess the appropriate license. 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.

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 The examination for this title is currently announced; applications to take the examination must be submitted to Civil Service by August 27, 2014. If applying for provisional appointment: In order for you to be considered for a permanent/contingent permanent appointment, you must apply for and take the examination for this title, and your score must be high enough to qualify you as one of the top three acceptors on the resulting list. If you are not successful on the examination, or your score is not high enough to be reachable for appointment, your employment in this title will not be allowed to continue.
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: dec.sm.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.