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 executive direction from the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner or other administrative official of higher grade; works in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General.
Directs adjudicators and other staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of the unit;
Coordinates, plans and manages unit activities;
Plans, formulates and revises all administrative procedures used within the department;
Develops or assists in development of related policy, provides recommendations and drafts policy statements and regulations;
Interprets and administers pertinent laws;
Acts as liaison with individuals, operating units, agencies and outside officials who might impact on unit activities;
Prepares reports and correspondence;
Conducts hearings on contested cases taking into consideration pertinent laws and precedent decisions;
Serves as an advisor to Commissioner on all administrative procedures and adjudicatory matters;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to interpret and apply relevant complex state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
management principles and practices;
oral and written communication skills;
Skill in researching and preparing matters involving contested cases;
Some trial 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
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Energy and Environmental Protection Director of Adjudications in Salary Group MP 67 approved effective January 6, 2017. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007