In the State Elections Enforcement Commission this class is accountable for directing the staff and programs of those engaged in adjudication, litigation and/or legal and regulatory compliance activities.
Receives executive direction from the Executive Director and General Counsel or Deputy Director and Associate General Counsel.
Manages professional legal and other staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs the staff and operations of 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 both 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; 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 techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state laws, regulations and decisions; considerable knowledge of constitutional laws and administrative legal procedures; considerable knowledge of Uniform Administrative Procedures Act; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable 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.
Must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
This replaces the existing title of and specification for the class of Legal Program Director in the same Salary Group MP 67 approved effective October 12, 2007. (Revised to modify content and re-title)