In the State Freedom of Information Commission this class is accountable for directing all administrative and legal activities and advising the Commission on legal matters.
Receives executive direction from the State Freedom of Information Commission.
Directs staff of Commission.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Administers staff and operations of the State Freedom of Information Commission;
Coordinates, plans and manages administrative and legal activities of Commission including fiscal, budgetary, legislative and educational functions;
Trains Commission members and staff;
Supervises and/or drafts responses to correspondence and inquiries;
Supervises preparation of forms for Commission use and prepares relevant literature;
Supervises compilation and maintenance of Commission decisions, indices thereto and statistical surveys of business;
Conducts educational sessions for public officials, workshops and other speaking programs;
Supervises and drafts proposals for legislation;
Acts as primary legislative liaison and testifies before legislative committees concerning bills;
Renders primary legal assistance and advice to Commission;
Supervises Commission ombudsman program;
Supervises and/or conducts evidentiary hearings and meetings;
Ensures compliance with Uniform Administrative Procedures Act and Commission regulations;
Drafts Commission decisions and orders in contested cases;
Drafts advisory opinions and procedural and substantive regulations;
Represents Commission in all appeals from its decisions and in all other litigation affecting Commission;
Supervises and directs legal staff in representing Commission in all court matters affecting Commission;
Prepares arguments, evidence, briefs, memoranda and pleadings in all appeals and other legal actions affecting Commission;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to interpret Freedom of Information Act and complex relevant state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and legislation;
constitutional and administrative law including Uniform Administrative Procedures Act and rules of evidence;
Knowledge of and ability to apply management and business services principles and practices;
oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of experience in the practice of law including experience in the legislative process, state administrative law and State Freedom of Information laws.
Incumbents in this class must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut.
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 the class of Executive Director and General Counsel State Freedom of Information Commission in Salary Group MP 71 approved effective October 26, 2007. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final 22-007