PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Office of Policy and Management this class is accountable for independently
performing a full range of tasks in the legal work of the agency.
Receives general supervision from an employee of a higher grade.
May lead staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs advanced and complex legal work of an agency; researches, interprets, analyzes and
applies complex and conflicting laws and regulations, case law and legal principles; acts as hearing
officer or represents agency in formal administrative and public proceedings on a full range of cases
involving complex legal and technical issues; conducts research and provides guidance on collective
bargaining and labor relations matters; negotiates and drafts settlement agreements; drafts advisory
opinions, rulings, decisions, recommendations, findings, legislation, statutes, regulations,
publications and other related legal documents; assists in the preparation and presentation of trials
and appeals; consults with the Office of the Attorney General on legal issues; researches complex
legal issues; conducts investigations and enforcement proceedings; prepares comprehensive
reports for use in administrative and court proceedings; prepares pleadings and other court papers;
interprets and applies complex or conflicting laws and regulations, case law and legal principles;
participates in the conduct of various educational activities; provides legal guidance when duly
authorized; provides input into policy formation; may testify at or monitor legislative proceedings;
may represent agency in court when authorized; reviews court decisions, new and proposed laws
and regulations to determine impact on agency operations; prepares and maintains precedent
manuals; reviews legal and other related documents for legal sufficiency; performs related duties as
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of legal principles, practices and procedures in Connecticut; considerable
knowledge of legal research techniques; considerable knowledge of the Uniform Administrative
Procedures Act; considerable knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply relevant state and
federal laws, statutes, regulations and legislation; considerable knowledge of relevant agency
policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of collective bargaining and labor relations
matters; knowledge of the rules of evidence; knowledge of criminal and constitutional law and
legislative process; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication
skills; considerable ability to apply judicial decisions to the interpretation of statutes; considerable
ability to comprehend, analyze and organize technical data and coordinate elements of legal cases.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of experience in the practice of law.
After completion of three (3) years of successful and satisfactory performance as a Staff Attorney 2
(Confidential) in the Office of Policy and Management, an incumbent will be moved
to the Staff Attorney 3 (Confidential) classification (on the first pay period following the completion of
the three (3) year requirement).
1. Must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut.
2. May be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
New Class. Action No. 21-060