CITY OF ALBANY
Kathy M. Sheehan Tatiana Diaz Albany City Hall
Mayor Director of Human Resources 24 Eagle Street, Rm 301
Notice of Job Opening
Position: Assistant Corporation Counsel
Applicants must meet the requirements outlined in the enclosed job
PLEASE NOTE: This position is in the competitive class and will be
filled on a provisional basis pending the outcome of the civil service
Number of Vacancies
to be filled:
$76,200 -$114,300 annually
Rate of Pay:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Schedule: 37.5 hours/week
Application Deadline: Until Filled
All applicants must submit an application online via jobs.albanyny.gov
to be considered for the job opening.
Residency Requirement: YES
Per City Code § 62-1, all individuals hired by the City of Albany
municipal government must be or become residents of the City of
Albany within 180 days of hire. Failure to move into the City shall be
deemed a voluntary resignation.
The City of Albany is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer.
Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2024
City of Albany
ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is professional legal work in the
office of the Corporation Counsel. Work assignments are distributed from the Corporation
Counsel and involves research, preparation of opinions and motion practice. Duties require the
exercise of independent legal judgement but matters of policy are taken to a superior for decision.
Work is subject to review by the Corporation Counsel through discussion. An incumbent must
have graduated from law school and will be considered a “Certified Legal Intern” until possession
of a license to practice law in the State of New York.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative Only)
Research studies; gathers facts, interviews witnesses; draws complaints; prepares pleadings
and tries issues of law and fact;
Attends meetings at which ordinances to be drafted are discussed and drafts ordinances and
Draws contracts, leases and other legal documents;
Investigates and recommends to a technical superior the adjustment of claims for and against
Sits in on hearings as advisor to department heads and prepares legal opinions;
Represents the city and officers in actions, suits, claims, and proceedings in state and federal
Conducts criminal prosecutions for violations of ordinances;
Submits recommendations to and discusses cases with a technical superior for information
Enters and retrieves information in an automated information system;
Performs related work as required.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL
Thorough knowledge of local and state laws and the established precedents and sources of
legal reference involved;
Thorough knowledge of court procedures and rules of evidence;
Skill in preparing and trying cases;
Ability to organize, interpret and apply legal principles and knowledge to the particular
Ability to meet and effectively deal with persons interested in legal matters under
Working knowledge of personal computers and office equipment;
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from law school with an LL.B* or J.D.* degree. Preference may be given to a
candidate with experience in the practice of civil law. Litigation and contract experience
Assistant Corporation Counsel – CSC 8-29-17, Page 1 of 2
SPECIAL NOTE: Education beyond the secondary level must be from an institution
recognized or accredited by the Board of Regents of the New York State Education Department
as a post-secondary, degree-granting institution.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a license to practice law in the
State of New York.
Assistant Corporation Counsel – CSC 8-29-17, Page 2 of 2
To apply for this job please visit jobs.albanyny.gov.