Supvg Attorney

Grade 64

New York State has approximately 53 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Assnt Attorney 1

    Similar to Grade 18

  2. Assnt Attorney 2

    Similar to Grade 20

  3. Assnt Attorney 3

    Similar to Grade 22

  4. Senr Attorney

    Grade 25

  5. Assoc Attorney

    Grade 28

  6. Supvg Attorney

    Grade 64

  7. Prin Attorney

    Grade 65

Summary of Job Description

As a Supervising Attorney, you would supervise and manage the work of attorneys and other staff in an agency's legal office and provide expert legal advice to management. Duties may include, but not be limited to: reviewing and approving completed work; preparing proposed legislation, advising legislators and their staff about preparing legislation, preparing supporting memoranda, and evaluating bills introduced in the legislature for the impact on agency operations and programs; reviewing and approving rules and regulations; providing counsel and advice to management staff about complex legal matters and the interpretation and implementation of State and federal legislation and court decisions; supervising and reviewing the preparation of and approval of a wide variety of legal documents; developing, implementing and directing the training of staff; reviewing and monitoring hearings; evaluating and approving legal interpretations, advisory opinions, forms, policy memoranda, and other documents prepared by staff; drafting and revising the most complex, sensitive, or novel legislation, regulations, legal interpretation, advisory opinions, and other documents; developing and approving legal strategies for sensitive cases and matters; communicating and negotiating with attorneys about claims, complaints, lawsuits, contracts, and other legal matters; representing the agency in legal proceedings or with the Office of the Attorney General; preparing legal actions to enforce laws, rules, regulations, and rulings; and supervising and training professional, paralegal, and support staff assigned to the agency's legal office.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

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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 an Associate Attorney or Associate Attorney (Various Parenthetics).

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.


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 announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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