In the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities this class is accountable for supervising the daily operations and activities of the Office of Public Hearings and for conducting hearings regarding discriminatory practice and whistleblower retaliation complaints.
Receives executive direction from the Executive Director, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities on discrimination related activities; receives no supervision on whistleblower complaint related activities.
In consultation with the Executive Director, supervises Human Rights Referees; supervises other support staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
In addition to performing all duties of a Human Rights Referee, coordinates operations and activities of the Office of Public Hearings;
Assigns contested cases to staff and ensures their timely processing;
Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of support staff;
Conducts performance evaluations of support staff;
Provides staff training and assistance; develops, implements and evaluates office policies, goals and objectives;
Determines priorities and plans office work;
Establishes and maintains office procedures and forms;
Acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding office policies and procedures;
Prepares reports and correspondence;
Oversees preparation of case records;
Ensures proper indexing of final decisions and substantive rulings;
Consults with Executive Director on proposed legislation that may impact operations;
Prepares legislative testimony and proposed legislation and regulations;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and legislation;
relevant state and agency policies and procedures;
rules, evidence and conduct of proceedings of administrative bodies;
Uniform Administrative Procedures Act;
legal research techniques;
oral and written communication skills;
present findings of fact and conclusions of law and analysis clearly and logically in written and oral form;
Incumbents in this class must be an attorney admitted to the practice of law in the State of Connecticut.
Incumbents in this class must have been appointed and confirmed as a Human Rights Referee.
Appointed by the Governor and confirmed by both houses of the General Assembly as a Human Rights Referee for a term of three (3) years and designated as Chief Human Rights Referee by the Executive Director for a term of one (1) year in accordance with the provisions of Connecticut General Statutes Section 46a-57.
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 Chief Human Rights Referee in Salary Group EX 04 approved effective January 6, 2011. (Reviewed for content and revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-285