Website The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG)
Division of Social Justice
Environmental Protection Bureau – Albany Office
Assistant Attorney General
Reference No. EPB_ALB_AAG_3380
Application Deadline is August 13, 2021
The Environmental Protection Bureau in the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an experienced attorney for its Albany office. The position generally involves affirmative litigation on behalf of clients that include the Department of Environmental Conservation, the Adirondack Park Agency, and the Lake George Park Commission. This position might also involve representing the State on energy, environmental, and public health matters in litigation before federal and state courts, as well as administrative agencies (e.g., Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, U.S. Department of the Interior, NYS Public Service Commission).
Applicants should have a minimum of three (3) years of experience litigating environmental, energy, or general affirmative or defensive cases in federal and state courts or before administrative agencies. Excellent writing, research, and critical analytical skills are essential, as is the ability to meet deadlines. Ideal candidates will have litigated affirmative and defensive cases involving judicial review of administrative actions, rulemakings, and adjudicatory proceedings and have experience synthesizing information and building cases concerning public policy or technical areas requiring expert witness testimony. Applicants should identify their experience in energy, environmental, public health and safety, natural resources, land use, and/or commercial cases, particularly as a leader in developing and litigating these types of cases.
In addition, the applicant must demonstrate a commitment to public service and the ability to work well with members of the public, scientific and technical staff, expert and fact witnesses, administrative agencies, and other members of a litigation team. Applicants should also describe any experience with electronic discovery and trial preparation platforms.
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 Office be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.
OAG employees serve more than 19 million state residents through a wide variety of occupations. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State.
How To Apply
Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on the following link: EPB_ALB_AAG_3380
To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on August 13, 2021
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
- Cover Letter (which may be addressed to Legal Recruitment);
- List of three (3) references (with contact information including email addresses)
- Writing sample
- Transcript (if less than five (5) years postgraduate, unofficial is acceptable)
Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.
If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information about the OAG, please visit our website:ag.ny.gov.
To apply for this job please visit lgr.ag.ny.gov.