Attorney II


White Plains, US


Provide legal advice to the Authority's Trustees, senior management and all Authority business units. The attorneys in the Department are, for administrative purposes, divided into five divisions: judicial actions in federal and state courts, both trial and appellate; procurement, insurance, environmental, and energy efficiency matters; human resources, labor, and employment issues; legislative and regulatory affairs including representing the Authority in administrative proceedings before FERC and the NYS PSC; and real estate and corporate support issues.


  • Work under the general direction of a Principal Attorney II to develop a deeper understanding of NYPA Business Units and its operations
  • Draft legal opinions and briefs on complex or difficult issues
  • Handle labor grievances and arbitration matters for represented unions at both NYPA and Canals; handle employment issues, including disciplinary matters at NYPA and Canals
  • Attend meetings with Senior Staff and assist in presentation of legal analysis to clients
  • Effectively deliver presentations to employees at all levels of NYPA organization
  • Independently handle complex cases on behalf of NYPA in judicial or other administrative forums
  • Research legal issues and draft opinions or memoranda analyzing potential impacts on NYPA business units
  • Develop relationships with clients and Business Units
  • Work closely with outside counsel to develop case strategies and monitor billing practices

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to conduct legal research more independently on progressively more complex issues
  • Ability to analyze issues more critically and identify obstacles or problems for NYPA operations
  • Demonstrates good judgment and decision making skills
  • Ability to work more independently on various issues/multi-tasking
  • Ability to maintain positive working relationships with clients
  • Develop strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Develop legal expertise in an area germane to NYPA’s business operations
  • Possess knowledge of New York State Civil Service Law
  • Ability to develop or maintain knowledge in a subject areas relevant to NYPA

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Juris Doctor Degree, admission to the New York State Bar and admitted to practice in New York State and Federal courts
  • At least 2 years of legal experience
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: of  law relevant to NYPA, such as energy, regulatory, litigation, commercial and finance, and employment
  • Experience in utility industry preferred

Physical Requirements

Approximately 25% travel primarily within NY State

New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is: $107,390-$161,090. Salary offered will be determined based the successful candidates’ relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.


The New York Power Authority and Canal Corporation believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents and veterans to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, NYPA/Canals is committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect communities across New York and enthusiastically serve them. We proudly celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race/color, creed/religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, age, disability, military status, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy and related conditions, familial/marital status, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics, arrest/criminal conviction record or any other category protected by law. 
NYPA/Canals will also provide reasonable accommodations during the hiring process related to candidates’ disabilities, pregnancy-related conditions, religious observances/practices and/or domestic violence concerns.  To request an accommodation, please email 

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Nearest Major Market: White Plains
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