Assoc Counsel - Grade 28

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Positions

This title exists within Various New York State Agencies and has approximately 200 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.

Career Ladder

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Salary Information for Assnt Counsel
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Assnt Counsel 25 $93,530 $117,875
Assoc Counsel 28 $109,250 $134,178

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.

This title may exist in more than one negotiating unit. This salary schedule represents the most typical salary for this title. Click here to view additional salary information regarding the various bargaining units.

An individual's final salary is determined by the Office of the State Comptroller. This salary schedule does not reflect any Special Salary Treatments

Job Duties

ASSOCIATE COUNSELS assist the counsel of a State department or agency or head of a legal unit of a State agency:  represent the agency in legal proceedings in all courts including litigation; prepare briefs and legal papers; perform necessary legal research; render opinions and confer with officials on questions of law; confer and correspond with outside agencies on questions of law and procedure; conduct administrative hearings in connection with regulatory proceedings; prepare and conduct hearings involving disciplinary action against employees for misconduct or incompetency; review and analyze records of hearings; supervise the work of subordinate attorneys.

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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.

This title is non-competitive.  No examination is necessary.  However, you must still meet the Minimum Qualifications of the position.

Candidates must have been admitted to the New York State Bar and must have had four years of experience in the practice of law subsequent to admission to the Bar.

How to Apply

An examination is not used to fill this title. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the title in order to be considered for this position. You must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.

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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