Department of Administrative Services

Assistant Attorney General 4 (Practitioner) (0404AG)

$56.63-$77.21 Hourly / $4,530.15-$6,176.97 BiWeekly /
$118,237.00-$161,219.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Office of Attorney General, this class is accountable for serving as the highest level specialty practitioner.

GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE

Incumbents in this class perform within their designated specialty area, providing trial, appellate and/or counseling expertise to colleagues, and assisting, advising and consulting with the Attorney General in setting policy, procedure, precedent and legal opinions for the State of Connecticut.

Responsible for advising and serving the highest levels of state officials, representing the State of Connecticut in court on the cases of greatest impact with both short range and/or long range implications of a far reaching nature. Use of this job code is limited to no more than fifty (50) percent of the professional classified legal staff of the Office of the Attorney General.

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

May lead attorneys, paralegal and clerical employees on an intermittent, project or regular basis.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Represents state agencies, officials, employees and agents in most complex civil cases and appeals before state and federal trial and appeals courts; develops case strategies; prepares expert testimony; directs or independently carries most difficult cases with highest degree of impact on the State and/or country; functions with a minimum of consultation and review, exercising considerable latitude of judgment; directs preparation of or personally prepares opinions, regulations, contracts and legislation; may provide legal counsel to agencies, departments, boards or commissions on highly specialized technical legal issues; may lead other attorneys on a regular or intermittent basis on individual projects or cases; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge in a complex technical legal specialty; 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

(37)-Assistant Attys. General (P-6)

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

AG 72

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Assistant Attorney General 4 (Practitioner) in Salary Group MP 72 approved effective November 16, 2016. (Revised to change pay plan, EEO code, and managerial level and modify content) Action No. 19-040

EFFECTIVE DATE

6/21/2019 date of implementation of C.B.A. and job code/pay plan.

11/16/2016 date of C.B.A.


CLASS: 0404AG; EST: 10/11/1985; REV: 6/21/2019;