Job Vacancies

Posted by: Robert Abruzzese on Mar 2, 2021

The Division of State Counsel in the New York State Office of the Attorney General 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 AAG is 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.

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.


Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on the following link: CRB/OSU_ALB_AAG_3337

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on April 14, 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. 

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: