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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/27/17

Applications Due12/29/17

Vacancy ID45678

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleSenior Attorney/Attorney 1, Central Office;

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary Grade25

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $79849 to $100645 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address NYS Office of Mental Health

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12229

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be employed by New York State to be eligible to apply for this position.

Candidates who have one year of permanent service as a Senior Attorney OR who are eligible to transfer via Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law by having at least one year of permanent service in a qualifying title are eligible to apply.

Candidates must be a member of the bar and licensed to practice in New York State.

Duties Description The Office of Mental Health (OMH) is recruiting to fill the position of Senior Attorney, G-25/Attorney 1, NS, in the Office of Counsel, Bureau of Policy, Regulations and Legislation. The Bureau of Policy, Regulations and Legislation oversees the preparation of the agency’s legislative agenda, regulations, and the OMH Official Policy Manual, and is responsible for filing all new OMH regulations in accordance with the requirements of the State Administrative Procedure Act. The Bureau also supervises agency compliance with agency confidentiality and health privacy rules. Specific duties to be performed may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Review various documents to ensure agency compliance with applicable confidentiality requirements pursuant to the Mental Hygiene Law and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

Research and advise on matters related to agency compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements affecting programs related to the delivery of services for individuals with mental illness.

Research and advise on matters related to statutory and regulatory requirements affecting agency support operations such as procurement, internal controls, information security & HIPAA, and records management.

Research and advise on issues related to administrative proceedings, review hearing records and draft proposed decisions.

Assist in drafting and reviewing interagency agreements.

Assist in drafting and reviewing proposed legislation, regulations and policy documents.

Assist in compilation and review of documents for large-scale Freedom of Information Law requests.

Perform other tasks as assigned by the General Counsel, House Counsel, and Deputy Counsel for Policy, Regulations and Legislation as needed.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Nicole Swankey


Fax (518) 486-3897



Street NYS Office of Mental Health

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingTo be considered for this position, interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Please include the title of the position and Vacancy ID #45678 in the subject line of your email when applying.

You are advised that, should you accept a job offer with the Office of Mental Health, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay a fingerprint fee.

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