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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 14-00192+
Application Due By 11/7/14
Title Associate Attorney
Location: City
DEC Region
Central Office
Office of General Counsel/General Enforcement
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)

Serves as the supervisor and manager of OGC's General Enforcement Bureau
- assigns/manages/reviews workflow of bureau staff to ensure adequate and timely completion of assignments
- drafts work plans
- develops enforcement initiatives; ensures program goals are recognized and seeks management approval as necessary.

Serves as counsel to Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel as well as other Executive staff members, Regional Directors and Regional Attorneys
- provides timely guidance and response to inquiries; provides legal support for the development and implementation of legislation and regulations as they relate to Bureau programs
- works with Federal entities such as DOJ and EPA with respect to the implementation of Water, Pesticide and Law Enforcement programs

Serves as litigation counsel including providing support during any administrative hearing matters; ensures the Department's perspective, policies and goals are considered in developing litigation strategy.

Provides legal support for the development or interpretation of proposed legislation and rule-makings, and demonstrates familiarity with program initiatives; interacts with program staff to ensure that drafting of regulatory amendments is legally sufficient; assists staff with interactions between the Department and the regulated community; coordinates with the Office of the Attorney General on enforcement with respect to various DEC programs; and serves as the Department liaison to various advisory committees, associations and other stakeholders. Additional duties may be assigned.

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
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.