In the Department of Administrative Services or Office of Policy and Management this class is accountable for conducting research and advising the agency head on matters pertaining to agency wide and statewide legislation, regulations and administrative policy issues.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class is used in agencies which have statewide programs and authority to perform executive level duties including
the planning, coordination and development of agency wide and statewide policy;
the provision of technical advice and guidance to the agency head;
the management of some of the major administrative units of the agency.
Receives executive direction from the agency head or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Researches and advises agency head on matters pertaining to legislation, regulations and administration policy;
Assists in planning, coordinating and directing development of agency wide and statewide policy;
Formulates program goals and objectives;
Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of agency who might impact on program activities;
Reviews statutes and regulations to ensure conformance with statutory purpose and authority;
Advises agency head concerning matters which require an opinion from the Office of the Attorney General and drafts requests for opinion;
Directs development of plans for and provides assistance to departmental officials and staff in implementing newly enacted legislation;
Evaluates, develops alternative analyses and makes recommendations concerning agency program proposals, rules and policies;
Represents agency on gubernatorial, legislative and interagency task forces and commissions;
Coordinates departmental and interagency development of policy initiatives and legislation;
Directs one or more administrative units;
Reviews and drafts agency reports, contracts and regulations;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
May review agency legislation prior to submission to the Legislature to ensure conformity with policy objectives;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
principles and practices of public administration including policy development and implementation;
methods and procedures of legal and legislative research;
state document procedures;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable ability to
draft and interpret legislation and administrative regulations, proposals and reports;
apply judicial decisions to interpretation of statutes and regulations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of professional experience in a governmental, public affairs or business organization with primary responsibility for the research, development, planning and review of legislative and/or regulatory programs.
Incumbents in this class must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
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 Policy and Legislative Advisor in Salary Group MP 73 approved effective March 6, 2015. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final 22-007