Department of Administrative Services

Managing Director And Commission Attorney (3300MP)

$50.34-$68.64 Hourly / $4,027.32-$5,491.34 BiWeekly /
$105,113.00-$143,324.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES: This class serves as the managing director and counsel to the Commission and is accountable for managing and directing the day-to-day operations of the Commission relating to those litigative matters authorized by Connecticut General Statutes Section 46a-55.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION: This class serves as the managing director and associate general counsel and is accountable for managing and directing the day-to-day operations of the Commission's legal, professional and support staff including responsibility for administrative, litigative and legislative matters and public education and ombudsman program efforts.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives general direction from the Executive Director.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Supervises legal, professional, technical and clerical staff.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Exercises all statutory, regulatory and delegated responsibilities of commission executive management; directs staff and operations of relevant commission/agency programs; evaluates staff; assists executive management in planning, developing, implementing and updating commission strategic direction policies; plans, develops and implements commission/agency legislative initiatives and acts as legislative and agency liaison; manages commission contested cases and, if applicable, public education mandates, ombudsman, investigative and audit functions; supervises and trains personnel; reviews reports, briefs and arguments; drafts advisory opinions and interprets commission regulations and rulings; presents sensitive and high impact cases at commission hearings; supervises staff attorneys in complex hearings; may plan, develop and implement commission budgets; may represent commission in labor relations and personnel matters; may act as commission representative to interagency committees and various official and private organizations; may develop, update and implement commission strategic plans related to long and short term initiatives including electronic information systems; may develop and implement educational programs, conferences and publications; performs related duties as required.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION: manages court litigation including supervision of staff attorneys involved in litigative efforts.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to interpret relevant laws and decisions; considerable knowledge of administrative law including Uniform Administrative Procedure Act, rules of evidence and rules of practice in Connecticut courts; considerable knowledge of constitutional law and legislative process; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management and business services principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of electronic information systems as related to public access to government records; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to interpret complex legislation; considerable ability to negotiate legal case settlements.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years' experience in the practice of law.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES: Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been litigating employment discrimination, labor or civil rights matters at the appellate level.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION: Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been handling freedom of information matters.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(18)-Legal

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(1)-Officials And Administrators

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 69

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the same class in Salary Group MP 67 approved effective August 29, 2005. (Revised to adjust Salary Group and modify content)

EFFECTIVE DATE

10/26/2007

CLASS: 3300MP; EST: 1/24/1995; REV: 10/26/2007;