In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and Office of Consumer Counsel this class is accountable for directing the staff and programs of an office.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class is reserved for the direction of policy, regulatory and/or technical programs. It is not intended for other staff positions such as communications or business administration. This class is used in an office only where there are at least two full-time subordinate professional staff.
Receives administrative direction from an administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff assigned to the office.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of a major program office;
Coordinates, plans and manages office activities;
Formulates and implements office goals and objectives;
Reviews and evaluates effectiveness of established or proposed policies and/or programs, assesses options, develops recommendations for improvement and drafts policy statements and regulations;
Interprets and administers pertinent laws;
Prepares or assists in development of office budget;
Serves as liaison with other agencies, municipal, state and federal governments who might impact on program activities;
Meets with outside agencies to advise on departmental policies and procedures;
Evaluates operations and projects assigned to office;
Provides technical direction to unit staff;
Provides information to community;
Represents department at meetings;
Responds to inquires relating to assigned programs;
Prepares reports and correspondence;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
May advise senior level staff on status of permits, process management, projects, legislation and policy and regulations pertaining to assigned areas of responsibility;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal environmental, energy, climate mitigation or adaptation, public utility, broadband, telecommunications, conservation and/or environmental justice or equity programs laws statutes, and regulations;
environmental protection and energy principles, practices and issues;
Knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and practices;
oral and written communication skills;
Analytical, negotiation and organizational skills;
Ability to initiate and direct programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of professional experience in the energy, environmental, broadband, and/or telecommunications field.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in a scientific or technical discipline in energy,
environmental, climate mitigation or adaptation, public utility, broadband,
telecommunications, and/or environmental justice or equity fields including but
not limited to engineering, biological, physical, earth or environmental
sciences, natural resources management, renewable energy, energy conservation,
public policy or administration, economics, or related field may be substituted
for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling
one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a
A Master's Degree in a scientific or technical discipline in
the energy or environmental, climate mitigation or adaptation, public utility,
broadband, telecommunications, and/or environmental justice or equity fields
including but not limited to engineering, biological, physical, earth or
environmental sciences, natural resources management, renewable energy, energy
conservation, public policy or administration, economics, or related field, or
a Juris Doctor degree, may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the
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
specification for the class of Energy and Environmental Protection Office
Director (Program) in Salary Group MP 68 approved effective April 1, 2022.
(Revised to expand class use to the Office of Consumer Counsel) Item 22-012