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Location: One State Street, NYC Business Unit: Research & Innovation Division
Negotiating Unit: Management Confidential
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Salary: $99,415 - $125,629
Please note that positions located within the New York City metropolitan area, as well as Suffolk, Nassau, Rockland, and Westchester Counties, are also eligible to receive an additional $3,026 annual downstate adjustment.
Appointment Status: Permanent
Appointment to this position is pending Division of Budget approval to fill.
The Department of Financial Services (DFS) is expanding its virtual currency team and is looking for dynamic professionals to fill the position of Associate Attorney Financial Services in the Research & Innovation Division. DFS is seeking individuals with a variety of backgrounds and skill sets, for virtual currency application review and analysis; examination of regulated virtual currency firms; supervision of firms seeking to make changes to their business; and other tasks relevant to the sound regulation of this dynamic industry. Virtual currency experience is helpful but not required. Duties of this position may include, but not be limited to the following:
Reviews and analyzes submissions from supervised virtual currency entities, including requests for approval of new products, new lines of business, planned M&A events, and other material changes in business, recommending action by the Department;
Engages with outside entities, including virtual currency firms, law firms, and consultants, regarding submissions, examinations, and other matters;
Participates in legal and/or policy discussions and analyses working with Office of the General Counsel in some cases;
Participates in the analysis of documents submitted by or collected from virtual currency entities, through the examination process or otherwise;
Advises colleagues on the virtual currency team on legal issues concerning licensing or supervision;
Prepares briefing materials and memoranda for managers and senior executives, including memoranda making reasoned recommendations for Department action;
May participate in examinations of virtual currency businesses, and/or review and analyze license/charter applications from virtual currency entities, and
Works on ad hoc projects as required, often involving legal or policy considerations.
Ability to efficiently manage a large workload.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent research and analytical skills, and strong organizational skill.
This is an appointment to a position in the non-competitive jurisdictional class. As such, the incumbent of this position would serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority. Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications listed below in order to be eligible for appointment.
Non-Competitive: Admission to the New York State Bar and four years of legal experience subsequent to admission to the NYS Bar. Legal experience must be in one or more of the following fields: litigation or financial industry investigations; corporate law involving such actions as corporate mergers, dissolutions, stockholder meetings and other related corporate actions; commercial financial documentation and negotiation; bank regulatory experience; insurance regulatory and legislative experience; and prosecutorial experience gained in a city, state, or federal law enforcement or administrative agency that regularly conducts civil enforcement action in financial and commercial matters.
A master’s degree in law with a concentration in Banking Law, Insurance Law, Financial Services Law, Corporate Law, or international legal studies may substitute for two years of the experience.
To Apply: Interested qualified candidates must submit a resume and letter of interest no later than May 28, 2020, to the email address listed below. Please include (Box AAFS-00227) in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application. Email submissions are preferred.
New York State Department of Financial Services Office of Human Resources Management 99 Washington Avenue, Suite 301 Albany, New York 12257 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (518) 402-5071
Please note that not all applicants may be scheduled for an interview.
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Additional Salary Information: Please note that positions located within the New York City metropolitan area, as well as Suffolk, Nassau, Rockland, and Westchester Counties, are also eligible to receive an additional $3,026 annual downstate adjustment.
About Department of Financial Services
The Department of Financial Services supervises and regulates the activities of approximately 1,500 banking and other financial institutions with assets totaling more than $2.6 trillion and more than 1,400 insurance companies with assets of more than $4.7 trillion. They include more than 130 life insurance companies, 1,300 property/casualty insurance companies, about 100 health insurers and managed care organizations, and 300,000 individual insurance licensees, 122 state-chartered banks, 80 foreign branches, 10 foreign agencies, 14 credit unions, 13 credit rating agencies, nearly 400 licensed financial services companies, and more than 9,600 mortgage loan originators and servicers.
DFS' mission is to reform the regulation of financial services in New York to keep pace with the rapid and dynamic evolution of these industries, to guard against financial crises and to protect consumers and markets from fraud.
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