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Attorney (Labor and Employment)


Location: Rensselaer, NY US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: February 13, 2023
Reference Code: 1107
Job Summary and Essential Functions

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) applies cutting-edge technology to operating a reliable electricity system, managing competitive markets for wholesale electricity, and planning for the Empire State's energy future. The NYISO's office of General Counsel invites applications for a full-time Attorney.

The successful candidate will become a member of a highly-qualified team of professionals in an exciting, innovative and ever-changing environment. This position will advise on applicable labor and employments laws and provide significant support on human resource issues. These issues will include immigration matters, employee privacy and HIPAA matters, and contracts related to employee benefits. This position will also develop and update HR policies and guidelines and support relevant employee training. This position may also advise on general contract and corporate matters.


  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited law school with excellent academic credentials is required.
  • At least seven years of experience practicing labor and employment law is required.
  • Admission to Bar in New York is desired.

The NYISO takes pride in recruiting, developing and retaining highly talented individuals. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a comprehensive benefits package and innovative reward programs.

The NYISO offers the flexibility to work both in the office and remotely, providing our employees with an enhanced work life balance. While the majority of the responsibilities of this role must be performed on-site, employees may have the flexibility to work remotely occasionally.

NYISO requires a COVID vaccine as a condition of employment but complies with all state and federal laws. All offers of employment will be made contingent upon the successful completion of a drug screening and background check.

The NYISO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.
About this Employer

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) is responsible for the reliable operation of New York’s nearly 11,000 miles of high-voltage transmission and the dispatch of more than 500 electric power generators. In addition, we administer bulk power markets that trade an average of $7.8 billion in electricity and related products annually.

As a not-for-profit independent system operator, we are governed by a 9-member Board of Directors. Participants and Stakeholders in New York’s electricity markets play a significant role in our unique shared governance system.

We employ more than 550 people and occupy two locations in New York's Capital Region. Given the technical complexity of our mission, over a quarter of the company’s staff are devoted to the development and support of information technology. We have a diverse and engaged workforce, and have been recognized as a top employer in the region.