In a state agency this class is accountable for directing the development and implementation of various programs in one or more of the following areas: legislation, regulations and/or agency communications and/or educational activities.
Receives administrative direction from the agency head or other administrative official
May direct staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations related to agency internal and external audiences, regulation and legislation development and evaluation activities;
Coordinates, plans and manages activities related to educating the public regarding agency responsibilities and operations;
Formulates program goals and objectives;
Develops or assists in development of related policy;
Interprets and administers pertinent laws;
Prepares or assists in preparation of program budget;
Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of agency who might impact on program activities;
Researches and advises agency staff on matters pertaining to legislation, regulations, communication, education and administrative policy;
Prepares draft policy statements for incorporation into proposed legislative bills;
Monitors progress of agency-sponsored legislation as well as other legislation impacting the agency;
Analyzes impact of legislative proposals being considered by the General Assembly;
Writes and revises regulations to implement legislation, improve procedures and generally facilitate agency operations;
Serves as a communications and/or educational liaison;
Develops and implements communication and/or educational programs;
Explains complex and technical laws and regulations in language understandable to lay persons and officials;
Participates in the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
communications methods and techniques of public information and training;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable ability to read and interpret legislation, regulations, proposals and reports.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of professional experience in communications, public relations, marketing, in-service training or adult education and/or coordinating legislative activities including the preparation, analysis and research of legislation.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training 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 Bachelor’s degree.
A Master’s degree in communications, political science, public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
A law degree from an accredited school may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(31)-Public Relations and Information
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 Communications and Legislative Program Manager in Salary Group MP 65 approved effective December 20, 2019. (Revised to add Addendum section and modify content) Final No. 22-007