Assoc Attorney - Grade 28

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This title exists within Various New York State Agencies and has approximately 264 positions statewide.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

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Salary Information for Assnt Attorney 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Assnt Attorney 1 18 $65,001 $82,656
Assnt Attorney 2 20 $72,032 $91,381
Assnt Attorney 3 22 $79,928 $101,197
Senr Attorney 25 $93,530 $117,875
Assoc Attorney 28 $109,250 $134,178
Supvg Attorney 64 $123,793 $156,224
Prin Attorney 65 $137,457 $173,664

All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.

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Job Duties

As an Associate Attorney, you would provide legal assistance and support to agency program administrators at the policymaking level and prepare legal cases for which there is little precedent and/or which have a major impact on the agency’s mission and program. Incumbents analyze legal opinions, briefs and other material; prepare memoranda of law; and confer with administrators or outside parties to legal action in order to mediate, negotiate, or settle legal issues related to the agency’s mission and programs. Associate Attorneys may also draft, review, and/or negotiate contracts on behalf of the agency, which may include providing legal guidance and assistance in the solicitation and procurement of goods and services. Associate Attorneys may also evaluate bills introduced in the legislature, for their impact on agency operations and programs, and may prepare proposed legislation including supporting memorandum. Associate Attorneys may supervise a group of lower level attorneys either in a specialized area of law in connection with a single agency program or in a more general manner as evidenced by the concern with laws governing a number of agency programs.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the date of the examination, the candidate must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Senior Attorney, Senior Attorney (Various Parenthetics), Attorney 2, or Attorney 2 (Financial Services).

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.


Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. Job postings on StateJobsNY will contain the most up-to-date qualifications.

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for email notification so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Mobility Options

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through transfers opportunities or other examinations.

For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

You can also visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists.

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