In a large state agency, this class is accountable for assisting in the direction of legal staff engaged in the legal work of the agency and works closely with the Office of the Attorney General on all legal matters.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class is used within an agency’s Legal Unit to assist in the direction of the agency's litigation activities or the agency’s administrative hearing process.
Receives administrative direction from the Agency Legal Director or other administrative official of higher grade.
Assists in directing attorneys, paralegal specialists and other staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists in directing staff and operations in a legal unit;
Coordinates, plans and manages unit activities;
Formulates program goals and objectives;
Determines priorities and oversees and reviews work;
Provides staff training and assistance;
Conducts performance evaluations;
In consultation with Office of the Attorney General performs a variety of difficult, complex and sensitive legal work;
Researches and advises Commissioner on matters pertaining to legislation, regulations and administrative policy;
Conducts and assists staff in preparation for administrative proceedings including preparation of administrative record;
Prepares final decisions of Commissioner in contested cases;
Assists staff and Office of the Attorney General in preparation for court cases;
Interprets statutes and regulations and ensures conformance with statutory purpose and authority;
Advises Commissioner concerning matters which require an opinion from the Office of the Attorney General and drafts requests for opinions;
Acts as liaison between Commissioner and the Attorney General;
Assists staff on matters relating to enforcement orders and civil penalties;
Makes recommendations regarding agency program proposals, rules and policy;
Assists in developing budget proposals for consistency with statutes and regulations;
Drafts proposed legislation and regulations;
Provides assistance to staff in implementing newly enacted legislation;
Participates in the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
May conduct legal seminars for department staff;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to apply management principals and practices;
and ability to interpret relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
relevant agency policies and procedures;
the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act and civil procedures;
legal practices and procedures in state and federal courts;
Knowledge of legislative process;
oral and written communication skills;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of experience as an attorney with some responsibility for research, development, planning and review of legislative and/or regulatory programs.
Incumbents in this class must be a member of the Connecticut Bar.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
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 class of Assistant Legal Director in Salary Group MP 67 approved effective June 20, 2018. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007