In the State Freedom of Information Commission this class is accountable for directing all of the administrative and legal activities and advising the Commission on all legal matters.
Receives executive direction from the State Freedom of Information Commission.
Directs staff of the State Freedom of Information Commission.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Plans, directs and coordinates 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 Procedure 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; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of Freedom of Information Act and interpretation thereof; considerable knowledge of administrative law including Uniform Administrative Procedure Act and rules of evidence; considerable knowledge of constitutional law and legislative process; knowledge of and ability to apply management and business services principles and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to interpret complex legislation.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years' experience in the practice of law including experience in the legislative process, state administrative law and State Freedom of Information laws.
Must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in Salary Group MP 70 approved effective September 1, 1999. (Revised to adjust Salary Group)