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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 qualifications.

Associate Attorney
Category of
Information
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 16-0024
Application Due By 2/19/16
Title Associate Attorney
Location: City
DEC Region
Division/Bureau
Syracuse
Region 7
Office of General Counsel
Salary:
Grade:
28
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 The Associate Attorney will report to the Regional Attorney (RA). As assigned by the RA, the Associate Attorney will serve as lead counsel on significant enforcement proceedings, complex permit hearings, and other matters, including those with multi-region or multi-agency involvement. When appropriate, the Associate Attorney will assist the Attorney General's office and/or Department of Justice in judicial proceedings. The Associate Attorney will analyze legal issues in enforcement and permit matters, prepare consent orders and related pleadings, conduct legal research and represent the Department in Administrative proceedings. As assigned by the RA, the Associate Attorney will manage teams of lawyers and program staff during complex enforcement and permit hearings. The Associate Attorney will also focus on legal issues related to the complex Onondaga Lake cleanup as well as other complex remediation projects in the region. At times, the Associate Attorney may assist other regions with remediation legal work. In the absence of the RA, the Associate Attorney will supervise other employees in the Region 7 General Counsel Office, will participate in Region 7 Supervisor meetings facilitated by the Regional Director and will participate in periodic Office of General Counsel meetings/phone conferences.
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 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 Must have a 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: 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.