In the Division of Criminal Justice this class is accountable for representing the Chief State's Attorney and the Division of Criminal Justice before the Connecticut General Assembly and for advising the Chief State's Attorney of legislative and governmental matters.
Receives administrative direction from the Chief State's Attorney.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Evaluates existing laws and anticipates need for new laws by communicating with state prosecutors and police agencies;
Drafts new proposed statutes or changes to existing statutes;
Reviews proposals submitted by other parties which would impact criminal justice;
Monitors progress of bills and advises Chief State's Attorney;
Researches and analyzes information requests from legislators;
Prepares analysis and reports on new legislation for distribution to division staff;
Performs legal research and planning;
Develops policy and procedure changes mandated by statutory changes in the General Assembly;
Reviews Federal laws for impact on State criminal justice system;
Represents the Division of Criminal Justice on boards, committees and study groups;
Assists in the preparation of division budget;
Coordinates summer intern program throughout the thirteen (13) judicial districts;
Researches inquiries on criminal laws and procedure from the public, other state and federal agencies, legislators, and legislative staff;
Conducts special investigations of documented problems and complaints regarding prosecutors;
Lectures on case preparation, search and seizure, etc. to police academy, community groups, etc.;
Serves as Training Officer for division;
May administer and negotiate collective bargaining agreements and represent division in labor relations matters;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
federal and state legislative process;
current and proposed legislation relative to criminal justice;
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
intergovernmental and interagency relations;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable legal research ability;
Ability to analyze and draft statutes.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of experience in the practice of law.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
Three (3) years of experience as an Assistant State's Attorney.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(70)-DCJ EXEMPT MANAGERS
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 DCJ Executive Assistant State’s Attorney in Salary Group DM 38 approved effective October 1, 2010. (Reviewed for content and revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-285