Minimum Qualifications Applicants must have a minimum of two (2) years of legal experience. In addition, applicants must have demonstrated skills in legal research, analysis and writing, and strong organizational skills. Prior experience with FOIL is preferred but not required.
Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.
Duties Description The Executive Division of the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an Assistant Counsel in New York City. The Assistant Counsel will have primary responsibility for all of the OAG's records access requests (i.e., Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)), as well as maintaining and implementing the OAG's record retention policies.
The selected candidate attorney will be responsible for resolving legal and other issues related to records access and retention, and for providing training and guidance to attorneys and staff throughout the OAG. With administrative assistance, the attorney also will be responsible for tracking all FOIL requests and ensuring timely responses. In addition, the selected candidate will assist the General Counsel to the Attorney General, as needed, on the researching, drafting and review of legal memoranda and policies on other matters.
Additional Comments OAG employees serve more than 19.85 million state residents through a wide variety of occupations. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The OAG is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.
Salary commensurate with experience.
PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise specified in the \"Notes on Applying\" section, the \"Application Due\" date associated with this posting is not the last day applications can be submitted. Applications for this position will be accepted by the hiring bureau on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected; recruitment for this position can be closed or suspended at any time. For the most current information on available position vacancies, applicants are advised to review the Office of the New York State Attorney General website (www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings) or contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at ...@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-###-####.
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