New York Attorney General's Office
Albany, New York

Posted Date

July 26, 2022


Division of State Counsel

Contact Information

Legal Recruitment

Division of State Counsel

Civil Recoveries Bureau, Oil Spill Unit—Albany

Assistant Attorney General

Reference No. CRB/OSU_ALB_AAG_3489

Application Deadline is September 2, 2022

The Division of State Counsel in the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking a litigator to serve as an Assistant Attorney General (AAG) in the Oil Spill Unit (OSU) of the Civil Recoveries Bureau in Albany. The OSU conducts civil litigation pursuant to Article 12 of the New York Navigation Law to recover State monies expended to clean up petroleum spills throughout New York State. Navigation Law cost-recovery claims require review and analysis of complex remediation projects, directed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). OSU cases also involve ancillary areas of law such as real property, bankruptcy, and Surrogate’s Court matters.

The selected attorney will be responsible for handling all phases of litigation including discovery, depositions, motion practice, jury trials, and judgment enforcement. Candidates for this position must have a minimum of eight (8) years of experience as well as superior skills in legal analysis and writing and experience handling litigation, through trial, in New York State courts.

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.

As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State 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. Additionally, the OAG offers a robust Workplace Flexibilities Program with multiple options for employees, including telecommuting (up to two days per week) and alternative work schedules.

Per Office of the Attorney General policy, confirmation of vaccination status is a condition of employment for this position. If you are not fully vaccinated, you may be required to provide regular negative COVID-19 PCR test results at a frequency determined by the agency. The agency will consider religious and reasonable accommodations. For more information, please contact

Application Process

Applications are being received online. To apply, please visit To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on September 2, 2022. Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • You may address to Legal Recruitment.
  • Indicate why you are interested in a position with the Civil Recoveries Bureau and what makes you a strong candidate.
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample
  • List of three (3) references
  • Only submit professional references, supervisory references are preferred.
  • Indicate the nature and duration of your relationship to each reference.
  • Include contact information and email addresses for each reference.
  • Please note, your references will not be contacted until after you interview for the position.

If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Legal Recruitment via email at or phone at 212-416-8080. For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: