Candidates must have a Law degree from an accredited law school; admission to, and member in good standing of, the New York State Bar; and seven years of relevant post-bar experience.

Preferred Skills:

  • Exceptional organizational skills and experience managing large projects, with timely completion and quality results.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Service in a Counsel’s Office for a public agency focusing on health, human services, and/or housing.
  • Experience developing policy framework.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide sound supervision and staff development.

Duties Description
The incumbent of this position will be responsible for oversight of a bureau within the Division of Legal Affairs dedicated to providing advice and counsel to OTDA program areas. The duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervise a group of attorneys that advise in the areas of litigation, legislation, regulations, the provision of administrative hearings, and matters involving local social services districts.
  • Assist in providing direction to DLA staff on implementation of agency legal policy.
  • Counsel and oversee the provision of counsel to program areas on legal matters impacting the agency.
  • Brief program areas on legal developments impacting important policy concerns.
  • Liaise with the Department of Law, other New York State agencies, local social services districts, and other governmental entities.
  • Stay abreast of changes in the law that impact agency initiatives.

Additional Comments
A full-time appointment will be made. This position is in the Exempt jurisdictional classification. A background check of the selected candidate will be required.

Working for New York State:

As a New York State employee, you are afforded great fringe benefits totaling in excess of 65% of your salary. Our comprehensive package includes:

  • Health care coverage with provisions for hospitalization, medical/surgical coverage, prescription drug benefits, dental, and vision;
  • Generous vacation, personal, and sick leave benefits;
  • Up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year;
  • Pre-Tax Health Care;
  • Voluntary enrollment in deferred compensation plans;
  • Access to financial assistance for further career-related study;
  • Membership in the New York State Retirement System

NYS OTDA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively solicit and encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (“BIPOC”); LGBTQI+ individuals; women; disabled individuals; and military veterans.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to [email protected] and reference posting #23-009. DO NOT REFERENCE THE VACANCY ID NUMBER.