Closing Date: 20th July, 2024


Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must be reachable on the appropriate Civil Service eligible list.


This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).

For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title may be filled via a non-competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making permanent non-competitive appointments and the official probationary period will begin.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

Position may be filled at the Senior Attorney level or one within the Legal Traineeship appointment levels. Appointment title will be dependent upon qualifications of candidate selected.

Non Competitive Minimum Qualifications
  • Assistant Attorney 1- Starting Salary $68,401- Must Be Law School Graduation And/or Eligibility for Nys Bar Admission
  • Assistant Attorney 2- Starting Salary $75,432- Admission to NYS Bar
  • Assistant Attorney 3- Starting Salary $83,328- 12 months as an Assistant Attorney 2, or Admission to the NYS Bar and 12 months of subsequent satisfactory legal experience
  • Sr. Attorney- Starting Salary $96,930- 12 months as an Assistant Attorney 3, or Admission to the NYS Bar and 24 months of subsequent satisfactory legal experience.

55 B/C Qualifications:
Individuals certified eligible for the 55b/c program under the Governor's Program to Hire Persons/Veterans with Disabilities pursuant to Section 55b/c of the Civil Service Law will also be considered. To be considered, you must meet the minimum qualifications and provide a copy of your letter of eligibility with your response. Candidates must meet the non-competitive minimum qualifications listed above.

Transfer Qualifications:
  • Candidates Must Have One Year of Permanent Competitive or 55 B/c Service in A Title Designated as Appropriate for Transfer in Accordance with Section 52.6, 70.1 or 70.4 of The Civil Service Law.
  • 70.4 transfer candidates must have one year of permanent competitive service in a position allocated to a SG-16 or higher and possess a bachelor's degree and have standing on the Legal Specialties exam list.

Duties Description
Under the direction and supervision of an Associate Attorney, the Senior Attorney reviews case files, analyzes evidence, conducts legal research and drafts Proposed Memorandum of Decision (PMODs), in response to appeals filed under the Workers' Compensation Law (WCL), Volunteer Firefighters' Benefit Law (VFBL), and the Volunteer Ambulance Workers' Benefit Law (VAWBL). The Senior Attorney prepares PMODs in line with current case law and Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) policies and procedures. Relevant issues and contentions shall be reviewed, addressed, and resolved. WCB provided research tools shall be consulted, a legal analysis shall be provided, and a recommended conclusion shall be reached. PMODs are submitted electronically for proofing and then submitted electronically for review to the assigned Associate Attorney. Senior Attorneys may be assigned to specified projects in accordance with the needs of the office and/or may choose to draft and present instructive presentations for CLE credit; all Senior Attorneys may attend internal CLEs presented by the Board, with supervisory approval.