$46.54-$63.46 Hourly / $3,723.49-$5,076.94 BiWeekly /
In the Department of Consumer Protection and Office of Early Childhood, this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor for staff engaged in conducting research and advising the Commissioner on matters pertaining to legislation, regulations and administrative policy; works closely with the Office of the Attorney General on all legal matters.
Receives administrative direction from the Commissioner or other administrative official of higher grade.
May supervise attorneys, paralegal specialists or other staff as assigned.
Directs the staff and operations of the legal unit; determines priorities, oversees and reviews work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; in consultation with Office of the Attorney General performs a variety of difficult, complex and sensitive legal work; 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; interprets statutes and regulations and ensures conformance with statutory purpose and authority; 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; makes recommendations regarding agency program proposals, rules and policy; assists in developing budget proposals for consistency with statutes and regulations; may conduct legal seminars for department staff; performs related duties as required.
Considerable knowledge of and ability to interpret relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of Uniform Administrative Procedures Act; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of legislative process; knowledge of and ability to apply management principals and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to interpret, analyze and prepare legislation and other legal documents; supervisory ability.
Three (3) years of experience as an attorney with some responsibility for research, development, planning and review of legislative and/or regulatory programs.