New York Financial Services Law
(a) The superintendent shall appoint a deputy for insurance who shall be the head of the insurance division and a deputy for banking who shall be the head of the banking division. The superintendent may appoint such other deputies as the superintendent deems necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the department. The superintendent may remove at will any deputy appointed by the superintendent, except as may be otherwise provided by the civil service law.
(b) The superintendent may appoint and remove from time to time, in accordance with law and any applicable rules of the state civil service commission, such employees, under such titles as the superintendent may assign, as the superintendent may deem necessary for the efficient administration of the department. They shall perform such duties as the superintendent shall assign to them. The compensation of such employees shall be determined by the superintendent in accordance with law.
(c) Any action that the superintendent is required or authorized hereinafter by this chapter, the banking law, the insurance law or other laws to take may be taken by a deputy or authorized employee to whom the duty of taking such action has been delegated or assigned by the superintendent.