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Deputy Director, Research and Analytics Department

Posted: 11/21/17 | SHARE:


Executive Division

Research and Analytics Department

Deputy Director – New York City

Reference No: EXEC/RD_DPD_NYC_6059

The Research and Analytics Department in the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking to fill the position of Deputy Director in New York City. The Research and Analytics Department is part of the Executive Division and works closely with senior staff and divisions throughout the office to support the OAG's major initiatives, investigations, and policy development. In the past year alone, the Research and Analytics Department has researched and written analytical reports garnering national attention, created and directed multi-million dollar grant programs, and supported several of the office’s major investigations. This position will report to the Director of Research and Analytics.

Employing over 1,700 people across New York State, the OAG is both the “People's Lawyer” and the State's chief legal officer. The OAG serves all New Yorkers in numerous legal and regulatory arenas, including vigorously protecting the rights of investors and consumers, coordinating state-wide criminal investigations, promoting economic and social justice, encouraging harm reducing public health strategies, and preserving the State’s environment. The OAG also advises the Executive branch of State government and defends actions and proceedings on behalf of the State.

Responsibilities of the Deputy Director will include but not be limited to:

  • Assisting in the leadership of the research department through agenda setting, quality control and idea generation;
  • Providing project management to complex cases and projects;
  • Coordinating the development of OAG-issued reports;
  • Recruiting, hiring, training, and supervising research interns and junior staff;
  • Developing thorough analysis for complex or sensitive, matters;
  • Providing quantitative data expertise to the department;
  • Proactively identifying new areas for investigation or analysis;
  • Discovering new research techniques or sources of information;
  • Helping to develop and review research products of junior level researchers;
  • Building relationships on behalf of the Research and Analytics Department both internally and externally; and
  • Performing other duties as required.                                                                                 


  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred;
  • Five plus (5+) years of relevant experience in research or related fields, including at least two (2) years of management or supervisory experience;
  • Demonstrated qualitative and quantitative research abilities;
  • Experience with analytic database tools (SQL) and data scripting languages (python strongly preferred);
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation communication skills, including communicating technical concepts and results to a non-technical audience;
  • Ability to work in a high-paced, deadline-oriented environment;
  • Highly organized, self-directed, and curious;
  • Personable and positive, with a high level of integrity; and
  • Commitment to public service and social/economic justice.

How to apply:

Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on this link: EXEC/RD_DPD_NYC_6059applicants will be taken to the online application page for this position. 

 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 Bureau via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov.

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