New York State Civil Service Assistant Attorney General - Executive Division (NYC) in New York, New York

Minimum Qualifications

The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an attorney to serve as an Assistant Attorney General (AAG) in the Executive Division, reporting to the Director of Operations and working in conjunction with another Assistant Attorney General. The selected applicant will be responsible for: preparing substantive briefings for the Attorney General for meetings and public events, including press conferences, press interviews, town halls and third-party sponsored events; preparing memos for the Attorney General on the news of the day; and conducting research and drafting memoranda on legal and public policy topics as requested. This position is located in New York City. ## Duties Description Applicants must have demonstrated skills in legal research, analysis and writing, and strong organizational skills. The ability to produce clear, concise, and error-free documents within a limited timeframe is a must. The applicant should also have strong interpersonal skills, as this position will require the applicant to gather and synthesize information from managers and staff throughout the agency. At least one (1) year of full-time employment experience, either post- undergraduate or post-law school, is also required. Prior experience in government is preferred, but not required.

Applicants 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. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment. ## Additional Comments Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The OAG is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.

Salary commensurate with experience.

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: 42269

Agency: Attorney General, Office of the

Title: Assistant Attorney General - Executive Division (NYC)

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: 37.5

From: 8:30 AM

To: 5 PM

Flextime allowed?: No

Mandatory overtime?: No

Compressed workweek allowed?: No

Telecommuting allowed?: No

County: New York

Street Address: 120 Broadway

City: New York

State: NY

Zip Code: 10271

Name: Sandra Jefferson Grannum, Esq., Bureau Chief

Email Address:

Street: NYS Office of the Attorney General

Notes on Applying: HOW TO APPLYApplications are being received online. To apply, please visit our website at The reference number for the position is Reference No. EXEC/OPSAAGNYC_3111. 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

  • Writing SamplePlease note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.If you have questions about a position with the OAG and the application process or you need 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: