Department of Administrative Services

Assistant General Counsel, Board Of Labor Relations (0362MP)

$50.61-$69.01 Hourly / $4,048.97-$5,520.69 BiWeekly /
$105,678.00-$144,090.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Labor, Board of Labor Relations, this class is accountable for the preparation and presentation of legal advice and assistance for the State Board of Labor Relations and in matters pertaining to state employee collective bargaining rights, the State Board of Mediation and Arbitration including representation of the Boards in courts.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives administrative direction from the General Counsel, Board of Labor Relations.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Supervises assigned staff as needed for special projects.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Acts as the Legal Officer for the State Board of Labor Relations; researches and applies laws, court decisions and other legal authority in preparation of opinions, briefs and other legal documents;
  • Prepares pleadings and other court papers in connection with suits, trials, appeals and other legal procedures;
  • Tries cases before all courts;
  • Drafts administrative orders, regulations, rulings, directives, guidelines and agreements; 
  • Advises whether Board policies and guidelines conform to statutory purpose and authority;
  • Advises upon evidential value of data brought forth in administrative hearings;
  • Researches and prepares material for trial of law suits;
  • Prepares and edits Board forms, educational materials and indices;
  • Assists in drafting of proposed legislation;
  • Provides assistance in implementing newly passed legislation;
  • Participates in the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
  • May assist in preparation of agenda and conduct of executive sessions and deliberations of the Board;
  • May testify before legislative committees;
  • Performs above duties for the Board of Mediation and Arbitration when collective bargaining rights of state employees are involved;
  • Performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • Considerable knowledge of
    • Connecticut Labor Relations Act, Municipal Employees Relations Act, State Employees Relations Act, School Board - Teacher Relations Act, Uniform Administrative Procedures Act and statutes concerning arbitration, mediation and fact finding;
    • federal and state labor law decisions; considerable knowledge of legal research methods and procedures;
  • Knowledge of
    • legal practices and procedures in Connecticut;
    • rules of statutory construction;
  • Considerable
    • litigation and legal counseling skills;
    • interpersonal skills;
    • Considerable ability to
    • prepare legal documents and apply judicial decisions to interpretation of statutes;
    • prepare legal briefs and present oral argument;
  • Ability to conduct legal research; ability to draft/review legislation; some supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of experience as a practicing attorney dealing with labor relations and administrative law and procedure.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbent must be a member of the Connecticut Bar.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(18)-Legal

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 67

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Assistant General Counsel, Board of Labor Relations in Salary Group MP 62 approved effective September 1,1999. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007

EFFECTIVE DATE

04/22/2022

CLASS: 0362MP; EST: ; REV: 6/30/2022;