Poughkeepsie, New York

Posted Date

December 23, 2020 recruitment@ag.ny.gov

Division of Regional Affairs

Poughkeepsie Regional Office

Assistant Attorney General

Reference No. POU_AAG_3314

Application Deadline is February 12, 2021

The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an experienced litigator to serve as Assistant Attorney General in the Poughkeepsie Regional Office. The Regional Office engages in State Counsel representation, involving the representation and defense of the State of New York and its agencies, officials and employees in state courts in civil actions and proceedings involving public employment, public health, law enforcement, corrections, state finance, insurance, taxation, and other litigation matters arising out of state legislation, regulations, and operations. The office also engages in the defense of claims brought against the State of New York and its agencies in the Court of Claims. The Regional Office offers a diverse and stimulating litigation practice with attorneys handling all phases of litigation from inception through trial and having frequent opportunities to appear in court.

Applicants must have a minimum of three years of litigation experience. Applicants must be capable of handling all phases of an investigation and litigation, from commencement through trial, and must have superior writing, analytical, organizational, negotiation and supervisory skills.

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.

Application Process

Applications are being received online. To apply, please visit our careers website: https://ag.ny.gov/job-postings

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on Friday, February 12.

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

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 recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov.