Department of Administrative Services

Assistant Attorney General 4 (Department Head) (0403MP)

$54.71-$74.60 Hourly / $4,376.94-$5,968.08 BiWeekly /
$114,238.00-$155,767.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Office of Attorney General this class is accountable for one of two expert level specialties as either full time managerial department head or highest level specialty practitioner including trial, appellate and/or counsel expertise.

GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE

Incumbents in this class perform their designated specialties, either Department Head or Practitioner, at the highest levels of expertise. Both the manager and the practitioner assist, advise and consult with the Attorney General in setting policy, procedure, precedent and legal opinions for the State of Connecticut.

Responsible for full time management of a group of highly skilled professionals who for the most part work independently. This requires the most advanced managerial skills of planning, directing, coordinating, advising and consulting.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives general to limited direction from the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General, Counsel to the Attorney General or designated Associate or Assistant Attorney General.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Provides full time direction to a staff of attorneys, paralegal and clerical employees. Supervisory responsibilities include assigning cases, advising and consulting on case strategies, assisting in planning litigation, evaluating performance and providing training and career development for subordinates.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Plans, organizes and directs work of a group of attorneys; consults with and advises Attorney General on policies and decisions affecting department and agency operations; may assist with or independently represent the State in most difficult, complex or highest impact cases including those likely to be appealed; may advise and counsel state agencies, departments, boards or commissions on highly sensitive or specialized legal problems; may review draft proposals of legislation; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of basic law and legal process, legal principles and practice, administrative law, constitutional law, rules of process and rights and obligations of state agencies; considerable knowledge of litigation and appellate process; considerable knowledge of statutory authority of Attorney General and operation and administration of Office of the Attorney General; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Nine (9) years of experience in the practice of law.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

Two (2) years as an Assistant Attorney General 3.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(18)-Legal

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(1)-Officials And Administrators

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 72

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Assistant Attorney General 4 (Department Head - 0403) (Practitioner - 0404) in Salary Group MP 72 approved effective August 31, 2007. (Revised to change Bargaining Unit of Class Code 0404)

EFFECTIVE DATE

11/16/2016

CLASS: 0403MP; EST: 10/11/1985; REV: 11/16/2016;