New York State Police

Civilian Employment

Position Information

Application Due By: June 20, 2014
Title: Assistant Counsel
Location: Albany , NY 12226
Various Counties
Grade: NS
Employment Type: Full Time
Work Days: Monday-Friday
Union Representation: Management/Confidential
Duties & Responsibilities: Description: The Assistant Counsel will oversee all ongoing activities related to the development, implementation, maintenance of; and adherence to the policies and procedures covering the privacy of; and access to, intelligence information in compliance with federal and state laws and the New York State information privacy practices. The Assistant Counsel is in the Executive Chamber and will report directly to the Executive Director for Strategic Information Sharing.


Provides development guidance and assists in the identification, implementation, and maintenance of organization information privacy policies and procedures in coordination with organization management and administration.

Performs initial and periodic information privacy risk assessments and conducts related ongoing compliance monitoring activities.

Works with management, key departments, and committees to ensure the organization has and maintains appropriate privacy and confidentiality consent, authorization forms, and information notices and materials reflecting current organization and legal practices and requirements.

Oversees, directs, delivers, or ensures delivery of initial and privacy training and orientation to all New York State Intelligence Center (NYSIC) employees and other appropriate third parties.

Participates in the development, implementation, and ongoing compliance monitoring of data and criminal intelligence to ensure all privacy concerns, requirements, and responsibilities are addressed.

Establishes with management and operations a mechanism to track access to protected criminal intelligence/terrorism related information, within the purview of the organization and as required by law and to allow qualified individuals to review or receive a report on such activity.

Establishes and administers a process for receiving, documenting, tracking, investigating, and taking action on all complaints concerning the organization's privacy policies and procedures in coordination and collaboration with other similar functions.

Ensures compliance with privacy practices and consistent application of sanctions for failure to comply with privacy policies for all individuals in the NYSIC workforce.

Initiates, facilitates and promotes activities to foster information privacy awareness within the organization and related entities.

Works with all organization personnel involved with any aspect of release of protected criminal/intelligence information, to ensure full coordination and cooperation under the organization's policies and procedures and legal requirements.

Maintains current knowledge of applicable federal and state privacy laws and standards, and monitors advancements in information privacy technologies to ensure organizational adaptation and compliance.

Serves as information privacy consultant to the organization for all departments and appropriate entities.

Minimum and/or Preferred Qualifications: A Juris Doctorate Degree with at least five (5) years work experience.

Knowledge and experience in information privacy laws, access, release of information, and release control technologies.

Knowledge in and the ability to apply the principles of project management, and change management.

Demonstrated organization, facilitation, communication, and presentation skills.

Additional Comments: Salary - $130,000.00.

This position does not require that the candidate has taken and passed a NYS Civil Service examination, or currently holds a qualifying position within the NYS Civil Service System. This position will be filled through a resume review and interview process.

Resumes will be evaluated to determine whether candidates will proceed to the interview phase of the process.

Contact Information

Contact Name: MaryEllen Tedesco, Assistant Director of Personnel
Contact Address: New York State Police
Building 22
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12226
Contact Phone: 518/457-3840
Contact Fax: 518/485-2293
Additional Instructions: Kindly submit via U.S. Mail or FAX a letter of intent and complete resume.

Web page posted June 6, 2014.