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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/10/17

Applications Due01/31/18

Vacancy ID45217

AgencyAttorney General, Office of the

TitleSpecial Assistant Attorney General -Environmental Protection Bureau (Albany and NYC))

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $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 Albany

Street Address NYS Office of the Attorney General

State Captiol

City Albany


Zip Code12224

Minimum Qualifications Requirements and qualifications:
• The OAG seeks two (2) SAAGs.
o Candidates for the first SAAG position should have at least five (5) years of litigation experience in clean energy, climate change, or other environmental issues, with preference for relevant experience in legal or policy issues of regional or national importance, such as those matters that cross jurisdictional boundaries or raise legal questions or conflicts that have nationwide applicability. This SAAG should have experience drafting pleadings, motion papers and briefs, handling discovery and working with senior attorneys and experts on complex cases.
o Candidates for the second SAAG position should have at least ten (10) years of such litigation experience. This SAAG should also have experience as a leader in developing and litigating these types of cases.
• Litigation and/or regulatory experience, with preference for experience working in state or federal government.
• Ability to work with partner organizations and to help build coalitions.
• Excellent writing, editing, research, and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work well and with enthusiasm within a team in a fast-paced environment.
• Exceptional organizational skills and ability to proactively manage many simultaneous issues, multitask, and prioritize.
• Demonstrated interest in public service.

Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to the New York State bar. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the OAG be citizens of the United States.

Duties Description The Environmental Protection Bureau in the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has been selected to host two NYU School of Law School State Energy & Environmental Impact Center fellows. The fellows will serve as special assistant attorneys general (SAAGs) in the bureau, either in Albany or New York City, to provide the OAG with additional litigation resources on clean energy, climate change and other environmental matters.
The fellows will be hired by the NYU School of Law for a two (2) year term. The NYU School of Law will pay the salaries of the fellows, and the State Impact Center will provide on-going support to the fellows. As SAAGs, the fellows will be supervised by the OAG and owe a duty of loyalty to the State of New York as their client.

Fellows hosted by the OAG as SAAGs will have responsibilities that include, but are not limited to the following:
• Litigate matters in the areas of clean energy, climate change, and other environmental issues.
• Perform highly advanced legal work, including conducting in-depth analysis and preparation of legal memoranda; interpreting laws and regulations; providing legal advice; and assisting in preparing legal notices, briefs, comment letters, and other associated litigation and regulatory documents.
• Coordinate with the State Impact Center and other entities on clean energy, climate change, and other environmental issues.
• Prepare periodic reports of activities and progress for the State Impact Center.

Additional Comments Salary will be commensurate with experience in accordance with the pay scale of the OAG.

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.

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

Name Sandra Jefferson Grannum, Esq., Bureau Chief



Email Address


Street NYS Office of the Attorney General

Legal Recruitment Bureau - 120 Broadway

City New York, NY

State NY

Zip Code 10271


Notes on ApplyingApplications are being received online. To apply, please go to our website,, Resources/Job Opportunities - Attorney Positions. Reference No. EPB_NYU_FEL/SAAG_NYC/ALB.

Applications are being received online. To apply, please visit our careers website here. 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 Sample
• Transcript (if less than five years postgraduate)

Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.

For 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 at 212-416-8080.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website:

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