Department of Administrative Services

Staff Attorney 2 (Confidential) (1638CR)

$45.39-$59.25 Hourly / $3,631.08-$4,739.66 BiWeekly /
$94,771.00-$123,705.00 Yearly


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.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives general supervision from an employee of a higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

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 required.

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.

PROMOTION

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).

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut.
2. May be required to travel.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(18)-Legal

BARGAINING UNIT

(03)-CONFIDENTIAL

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

CR 28

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

New Class. Action No. 21-060

EFFECTIVE DATE

11/12/2021

CLASS: 1638CR; EST: 11/12/2021; REV: ;