In the Department of Consumer Protection and Office of Early Childhood this class is accountable for directing staff engaged in conducting research and advising the Commissioner on matters pertaining to legislation, regulations and administrative policy.
In a Constitutional Office, this class is accountable for managing programs and processes, conducting research and advising leadership on matters pertaining to legislation, regulations, contracts and/or administrative policy.
Receives executive direction from the Commissioner or other administrative official of higher grade.
May direct staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of the legal unit and in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General works on a variety of difficult, complex and sensitive legal matters;
Coordinates, plans and manages unit activities;
Assists in development of agency program proposals, rules and policy;
Interprets statutes and regulations and ensures conformance with statutory purpose and authority;
Assists in developing budget proposals for consistency with statutes and regulations;
Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of unit who might impact program activities;
Provides staff training and assistance;
Researches and advises Commissioner on matters pertaining to legislation, regulations and administrative policy;
Drafts proposed legislation and regulations;
Provides assistance to staff in implementing newly enacted legislation;
Conducts and assists staff in preparation for administrative proceedings including preparation of administrative record;
Prepares final decisions of Commissioner in contested cases;
Assists staff and Office of the Attorney General in preparation for court cases;
Drafts, negotiates, and completes administrative review of contracts and agreements;
Advises Commissioner concerning matters which require an opinion from Office of the Attorney General and drafts requests for opinions;
Acts as liaison between Commissioner and Attorney General;
Assists staff on matters relating to enforcement orders and civil penalties;
Participates in the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
May conduct legal seminars for department staff;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
relevant agency policies and procedures;
Uniform Administrative Procedures Act;
Knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and practices;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable ability to interpret, analyze and prepare legislation and other legal documents.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of experience as an attorney with some responsibility for research, development, planning and review of legislative and/or regulatory programs.
Incumbents in this class must be a member of the Connecticut Bar.
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 Legal Program Director in Salary Group MP 67 approved effective May 01, 2022 (Revised to expand class use to a Constitutional Office and modify content) Item No. 22-159R