$54.71-$74.60 Hourly / $4,376.94-$5,968.08 BiWeekly /
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.
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 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 parenthetical is limited to no more than fifty (50) percent of the professional classified legal staff of the Office of the Attorney General.
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.
May lead attorneys, paralegal and clerical employees on an intermittent, project or regular basis.
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.
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.
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)