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Associate Counsel

Albany, NY
Full Time
The New York State Senate is seeking applicants to fill the position of Associate Counsel for the Senate Majority Counsel’s Office. The incumbent, who reports directly to the Counsel and Deputy Counsel for the Majority Conference, will be responsible for performing the following:
  • Providing legal, policy and budget analysis, and central staff support, for the Senate Majority Conference on matters referred to specific committees assigned to the Associate Counsel’s portfolio;
  • Tracking related legislation active in the state Assembly;
  • Making oral presentations regarding relevant bills under consideration by the state Legislature;
  • Drafting memoranda analyzing policy initiatives and state legislation;
  • Preparing briefing materials in their respective standing committees for members of the Conference;
  • Assisting Senators in preparation for public hearings, roundtable discussions, forums and other public meetings and events; and
  • Networking with relevant advocacy and constituency groups.

Strong writing and oratory skills are required; legislative experience is preferred. Candidates are expected to live and work in the Capital Region of New York. Salary is based on experience.

In any application material, please specify one or several policy areas of interest and demonstrated experience. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in legislative policy in a specified area.

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