FAQs

For questions about an investigator posting or an application you have already submitted for an investigator job, please contact please call 518-776-2500 or email investigator.jobs@ag.ny.gov for assistance.

Attorneys hired by the OAG are appointed as Assistant Attorneys General. In order to be so appointed, the attorney must be a U.S. citizen, a NYS resident and a member of the NYS bar in good standing. Attorneys not residing in NYS or admitted to the NYS bar are welcome to apply with the understanding that these are conditions of employment that must be met. Please contact Legal Recruitment if you have any questions.

Resume, cover letter indicating the position(s) and reference number(s) and/or bureau(s) of interest, law school transcript (if less than five (5) years out of law school), writing sample and three (3) professional references. Learn more about the application requirements for attorney positions. Applications must be submitted online via the link provided in the job posting unless otherwise indicated.

Resume, cover letter indicating the position(s) and reference number(s) and three (3) professional references. Learn more about the application requirements for other professional and legal support positions. Applications must be submitted online via the link provided in the job posting unless otherwise indicated.

Yes. You must submit a separate application for each job. Applications must be submitted online via the link provided in the job posting unless otherwise indicated. Learn more about the application requirements for positions.

Yes. The OAG hires mostly law students during the school year but there are also opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Student positions are usually volunteer internships or externships for course credit. All open student positions are posted on our website and applications are accepted online. Applicants must be prepared to upload their cover letter, resume, writing sample, transcript and three (3) professional references online. View currently available student positions.

Yes. Applications are accepted for the Summer Law Internship Program from law, undergraduate and graduate students. Applications are accepted online when posted. Applicants must be prepared to upload their cover letter, resume, writing sample, transcript and three (3) professional references online. View currently available student positions.

Yes. However, please note that the majority of the attorney positions require a minimum of two (2) years of experience. Please refer to a specific job posting for the required minimum qualifications.

Attorneys that have been admitted to the New York Bar, are residents of New York State and are U.S. citizens are eligible to apply to be a Volunteer Assistant Attorney General (VAAG). A VAAG will be allowed to represent the interests of the Office and the State at meetings and in court.

The OAG also accepts applications from attorneys and post-graduate law students who have not been admitted to the New York Bar, are not residents of New York State and/or are not U.S. citizens to work as volunteers. Unlike VAAGs, volunteer attorneys will be unable to represent the interests of the Office and the State in court. Volunteer attorneys provide critical legal support to Bureaus and are integral to the successful development and execution of cases.

Application requirements for a specific job will be outlined in the “How to Apply” section of the posting. All applications for exempt jobs must be submitted online for a specific posting. Learn more about the document requirements for applications.

For attorney, volunteer attorney, student and other professional and legal support positions, please contact the Legal Recruitment office at 212-416-8080 or via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov.

For investigator positions, please call 518-776-2500 or email investigator.jobs@ag.ny.gov.