In a state agency this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor for legal staff engaged in conducting research and advising the Commissioner on matters pertaining to legislation, regulations and administrative policy; works closely with the Office of the Attorney General on all legal matters.
Receives executive direction from the Commissioner or other administrative official of higher grade.
May supervise attorneys, legal aides and other staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Plans unit workflow and determines priorities; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; in consultation with Office of the Attorney General performs a variety of difficult, complex and sensitive legal work; researches and advises Commissioner on matters pertaining to legislation, regulations and administrative policy; drafts proposed legislation and regulations; provides assistance to staff in implementing newly enacted legislation; conducts and assists staff in preparation for administrative proceedings including preparation of administrative record; prepares final decisions of Commissioner in contested cases; assists staff and Office of the Attorney General in preparation for court cases; interprets statutes and regulations and ensures conformance with statutory purpose and authority; advises Commissioner concerning matters which require an opinion from Office of the Attorney General and drafts requests for opinions; acts as liaison between Commissioner and Attorney General; assists staff on matters relating to enforcement orders and civil penalties; makes recommendations regarding agency program proposals, rules and policy; assists in developing budget proposals for consistency with statutes and regulations; may conduct legal seminars for department staff; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of Uniform Administrative Procedures Act; considerable knowledge of legislative process; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to interpret, analyze and prepare legislation and other legal documents; supervisory ability.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Three (3) years of experience as an attorney with some responsibility for research, development, planning and review of legislative and/or regulatory programs.
Incumbents in this class must be a member of the Connecticut Bar.
Non-Examined refers to Section 5-219 of the Connecticut General Statutes which permits appointment of candidates to competitive positions without formal examination when a professional license, professional degree, accreditation or certificate is a mandatory requirement for appointment to a class.
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in the same Salary Group MP 67 approved effective September 23, 1996. (Revised to change Service Status to Non-Examined)