In the State Elections Enforcement Commission this class is accountable for directing the staff and programs of the Adjudication, Litigation and/or Legal and Regulatory Compliance areas.
Receives executive direction from the Executive Director and General Counsel or Deputy Director and Associate General Counsel.
Directs staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of the Adjudication, Litigation and/or Legal and Regulatory Compliance program area;
Coordinates, plans and manages program activities;
Formulates program goals and objectives;
Develops or assists in development of related policy;
Interprets and administers pertinent laws including explaining complex and technical Election laws and regulations in language understandable to lay persons and officials;
Prepares or assists in preparation of program budget;
Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of agency who might impact on program activities;
Manages legal and regulatory compliance programs and activities for participants and non-participants in the Citizens’ Election Program;
Oversees preparation and drafting of legal opinions and advices;
Represents agency on various boards, commissions, committees and task forces dealing with public policy issues;
Reviews and evaluates statutes and regulations affecting operational procedures and policies of program area;
Prepares reports as necessary;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
May conduct legal seminars and educational workshops;
May draft legislation or testimony;
Performs related duties as necessary.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and decisions;
constitutional laws and administrative legal procedures;
Uniform Administrative Procedures Act;
oral and written communication skills;
ability to read and interpret complex legislation, regulations and related legal issues into language understood by members of the public.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years in the practice of law including some experience performing legal work in the area of elections.
Incumbents in this class must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
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 Elections Enforcement Commission Legal Program Director in Salary Group MP 67 approved effective January 18, 2008. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007