Department of Administrative Services

Assistant Legal Director (3438MP)

$44.97-$61.32 Hourly / $3,597.55-$4,905.25 BiWeekly /
$93,896.00-$128,027.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a large state agency, this class is accountable for assisting in the direction and supervision of legal staff engaged in the legal work of the agency; 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 supervising agency litigation activities or the agency’s administrative hearing process.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives administrative direction from the Agency Legal Director or other administrative official of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Supervise attorneys, paralegal specialists and other staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Assists in the direction of staff 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 Office of the Attorney General and drafts requests for opinions; acts as liaison between Commissioner and 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; 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 techniques; considerable knowledge of and ability to interpret relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act and civil procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of legal practices and procedures in state and federal courts; knowledge of legislative process; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable administrative ability.

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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class must be a member of the Connecticut Bar.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(18)-Legal

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(1)-Officials And Administrators

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 67

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for class of Legislative and Administrative Manager in Salary Group MP 67 approved effective September 1, 1999. (Revised to change title and modify content)

EFFECTIVE DATE

6/20/2018


CLASS: 3438MP; EST: 11/6/1987; REV: 6/20/2018;