In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for directing adjudicators engaged in conducting hearings under the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and/or Uniform Administrative Procedure Act.
Receives general direction from the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, or other administrative official of higher grade; works in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General.
Supervises adjudicators and other professional and clerical personnel as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; plans, formulates and revises all administrative procedures used within the department; conducts hearings on contested cases taking into consideration pertinent laws and precedent decisions; recommends policy; drafts policy statements and regulations; serves as an advisor to Commissioner on all administrative procedures and adjudicatory matters; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of public administration and application and interpretation of statutes and regulations; knowledge of administrative law; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; skill in researching and preparing matters involving contested cases; ability to comprehend and interpret complex laws and regulations; some trial ability; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of experience in the practice of law including administrative law.
Incumbents in this class must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
This replaces the existing title of and specification for the class of Environmental Protection Director of Adjudications in Salary Group MP 67 approved effective July 17, 2012. (Revised to re-title and change Service Status to Non-Examined)