In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of legal tasks, conducting research and advising the Commissioner on matters pertaining to legislation, regulations and administrative policy.
Works under the general supervision of a Legislative and Administrative Manager or other administrative official of higher grade.
May lead lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
In consultation with the Office of the Attorney General performs a full range of legal work; researches and assists in matters pertaining to legislation, regulations and administrative policy; drafts proposed legislation and regulations and oversees adoption of regulations; provides assistance to agency staff in implementing newly enacted legislation and regulations; assists agency staff in preparation for administrative proceedings including preparation of administrative record; assists staff and Office of the Attorney General in preparation for court cases; interprets statutes and regulations; drafts requests to Attorney General for legal opinions; assists agency staff on matters relating to enforcement orders and civil penalities; makes recommendations regarding agency program proposals, rules and policy; assists in developing budget proposals for consistency with statutes and regulations; may serve as agency advocate in administrative proceedings; 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 basic law, legal processes, legal principles and practices and administrative law; considerable knowledge of legal research techniques; 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.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Two (2) years of experience as an attorney with some responsibility for research, development, planning and review of legislative and 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 a 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 class of Legislative and Administrative Advisor 2 in Salary Group MP 63 approved effective February 3, 2006. (Revised to modify Service Status)