In the Department of Administrative Services this class is accountable for directing the day-to-day activities of assigned areas in the acquisition (procurement, lease or rental) of statewide equipment and related programs for the State.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
Incumbents in this class are responsible for oversight of contracting and legal teams assigned to statewide procurement.
The incumbent may serve as the Assistant to the Director of Procurement Programs and Services.
The incumbent must have influence over a significant dollar amount.
Receives administrative direction from the Director of Procurement Programs and Services or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs assigned staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of statewide contracting including leasing and legal services;
Coordinates, plans and manages section activities including information technology, construction and real estate leasing, supplies, contractual and legal services;
Performs a variety of difficult, complex and sensitive legal work;
Oversees negotiating terms of software licensing agreements;
Advises on legal matters pertaining to acquisition and disposal of real property and negotiation for purchases, sale and leasing of property;
Participates in administrative proceedings;
Advises and makes recommendations to Director and Commissioner pertaining to statewide procurement and legal matters in accordance with policies, statutes and regulations;
Represents statewide procurement services on legal matters;
Assists staff and Office of the Attorney General with court preparation;
Serves as assistant and confidential advisor to Director of Procurement;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
May testify in court;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
legal practices and procedures in federal courts and state venues;
principles and practices of procurement and business law as it applies to contracts;
sources of supply;
principles and methods of centralized purchasing administration;
oral and written communication skills;
skill in writing technical contract provisions;
Ability to comprehend and interpret complex laws and regulations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience practicing law with responsibility involving legal matters in the areas of contracts and/or procurement.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory or managerial capacity.
Incumbents in this class must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut.
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 Manager of Procurement Programs and Services (Contracting and Legal) in Salary Group MP 70 approved effective April 1, 2022. (Revised to modify the Guidelines for Job Class Use, Purpose of Job Class, and content) Item No. 23-030