Albany, New York

Posted Date

January 5, 2021

Contact Information

Legal Recruitment

Division of State Counsel

Civil Recoveries Bureau, Oil Spill Unit—Albany

Section Chief

Reference No. CRB/OSU_ALB_SC_3318

Application Deadline is February 9, 2021

The Division of State Counsel in the New York State Office of the Attorney General is seeking an experienced litigator to serve as Section Chief 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 Unit currently consists of the Section Chief, six attorneys, and seven support staff members.

The Section Chief of the Oil Spill Unit supervises attorneys and support staff that handle all phases of litigation including discovery, depositions, motion practice, jury trials, and judgment enforcement. The Section Chief will be responsible for management of the Unit and casework. Candidates for this position must have a minimum of ten (10) years of experience as well as superior skills in legal analysis and writing and experience handling litigation, through trial, in New York State courts. Prior experience in supervision or management is desirable.

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:

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on February 9, 2021

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 or phone at 212-416-8080.

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