New York State Civil Service Assistant Attorney General - Litigation Bureau Prisoner Section (Albany) in Albany, New York

Minimum Qualifications

Suitable candidates for this position must possess superior lawyering skills, including research, writing, and legal analysis. Some travel is required.

In addition, it is preferred that applicants have between two (2) and four (4) years of post admission legal experience and also be admitted to the bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York.

All attorney applicants to the OAG 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 OAG be citizens of the United States. ## Duties Description The New York State Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) Litigation Bureau in Albany is seeking attorneys to handle federal litigation commenced by persons incarcerated in New York State prisons. Generally, the Litigation Bureau represents the State of New York and its agencies and officers in state and federal courts in proceedings relating to civil rights, education, social services, public employment, public health, law enforcement, corrections, state finance, insurance, taxation, and other litigated matters arising out of state operations and legislation.

The open position is located within the Bureau’s Prisoner Litigation Section where cases present questions of federal constitutional law, and statutory interpretation. Attorneys in the section handle all phases of litigation from pleading to discovery to motions. With satisfactory performance, attorneys in the section can expect to participate in trials, first as observers, with the possibility of advancing to conducting a trial as first chair. ## Additional Comments Salary to be determined commensurate with experience.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Office is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.

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 ( or contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at or phone at 212-416-8080.

Date Posted: 07/14/17

Applications Due: 01/15/18

Vacancy ID: 42262

Agency: Attorney General, Office of the

Title: Assistant Attorney General - Litigation Bureau Prisoner Section (Albany)

Occupational Category: Legal

Salary Grade: NS

Bargaining Unit: M/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary Range: From $0 to $0 Annually

Employment Type: Full-Time

Appointment Type: Permanent

Jurisdictional Class: Exempt Class

Travel Percentage: 0%

Workweek: Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week: 37.50

From: 8:30 AM

To: 5 PM

Flextime allowed?: No

Mandatory overtime?: No

Compressed workweek allowed?: No

Telecommuting allowed?: No

County: Albany

Street Address: Office of the Attorney General

City: New York

State: NY

Zip Code: 10271

Name: Sandra Jefferson Grannum, Esq., Bureau Chief

Email Address:

Street: NYS Office of the Attorney General, Legal Recruitment Bureau

Notes on Applying: HOW TO APPLYApplications are being received online. To apply, please visit our website at Reference No. LITAAG/PSALB_3075.Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

  • Cover Letter (You may address to Sandra Jefferson Grannum, Esq., Bureau Chief, Legal Recruitment)

  • Resume

  • List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses

  • Provide two (2) writing samples; please upload these as one document using the field provided.

  • Law school transcript if less than five (5) years post-graduate (unofficial is acceptable).Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.If you have questions about a position with the OAG, the application process or assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at or phone at212-416-8080.For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: