Senior Attorney
Application Due

2/21/2018 11:59:59 PM
Capital View Office Park

Legal Affairs
52 Washington Street
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Salary Grade/Range
Grade: SG-M1 Salary: $76, 863 - $97, 157Competitive
Contingent Permanent
Review the agency’s Equal Opportunity and Diversity Development Office’s (EODD) written reports of its investigations of internal and external complaints of workplace discrimination, as well as all materials relevant to the complaints, and requesting supplemental investigations when necessary; Analyze legal issues and research relevant legal principles and laws; Prepare written recommendations for discipline of varying complexity; Monitor the progress of protected class matters; Collaborate with the agency’s Labor Relations Department (LR) in determining disciplinary charges, in drafting notices of discipline, and in determining the course of discipline to be taken and the parameters of settlement, if any; Assist LR in prepping for arbitration and, in some instances, by conducting the arbitration in either a first or second chair capacity; For matters involving external complaints of workplace discrimination, represent the agency before the State Division of Human Rights, and any related venues; Assist the Attorney General’s Office with actions before state and federal courts; Perform attendant litigation tasks such as preparing pleadings, compiling discovery, prepping for hearings and trials, negotiating interim matters and final relief with opposing counsel, preparing settlement documents, and conducting hearings and trials; Handle additional general litigation matters involving representation of the agency before various courts and administrative venues; Participate on agency committees related to employment law issues.
Minimum Qualifications
One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Senior Attorney in a New York State Civil Service position; or one year of permanent competitive service in a title eligible for transfer under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law. And_ Admission to the New York State Bar and current registration to practice law in New York State is required for continued employment. Disbarment or loss of registration shall result in termination or suspension of employment. Candidates must have 24 months of satisfactory legal experience for appointment to the Senior Attorney position. If you are on the Legal Specialties eligible list, you may receive a canvass letter.
Additional Info
Please specify in your cover letter and/or resume how you meet the minimum qualifications (as described above) when responding to this posting. Vagueness will not be interpreted in your favor and may disqualify you from further consideration if the information you provide does not meet the minimum qualifications. Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at
Application Due
2/21/2018 11:59:59 PM
To Apply
Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter giving the Title, Location, and EOA Number (shown below) of the position being applied for to:

New York State Office of Children and Family Services
Bureau of Personnel, EOA # 18-100
North Building, Room 231
52 Washington St.
Rensselaer, NY 12144

Or send by email to:

:  Please provide your email address and your work, home and cell phone numbers. In order to qualify you for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by OCFS Personnel for your social security number to confirm your employment history. OCFS Job Application
Contact Information
Phone:  (518) 473-7936
Fax:      (518) 474-0017
Some positions may require credentials or a background check to verify your identity.