Department of Administrative Services

General Counsel for Board Of Labor Relations (4118MP)

$53.41-$72.82 Hourly / $4,272.50-$5,825.68 BiWeekly /
$111,512.00-$152,050.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

This class is accountable for rendering all legal advice and assistance to the State Board of Labor Relations, represents the Board in all courts and renders to the State Board of Mediation and Arbitration the same advice, assistance and representation in all matters involving State employee collective bargaining rights.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general direction of the Board of Labor Relations which reviews work for conformance with policy.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Supervises an assistant counsel and small additional staff as needed in special projects.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Acts as Chief Legal Officer for the Board of Labor Relations; applies laws, court decisions and other legal authority in the preparation of opinions, briefs and other legal documents; prepares pleadings and other court papers in connection with suits, trials, appeals and other legal procedures; tries cases before all courts; drafts administrative orders, regulations, rulings, directives, guidelines and agreements; advises whether Board policies and actions conform with statutory purpose and authority; advises upon evidential value of data brought forth in administrative hearings; researches and prepares material for the trial of law suits; prepares and edits Board forms, educational materials and indices; assists in the drafting of proposed legislation; may testify before legislative committees, provides assistance in implementing newly passed legislation; may draft federal grant applications and seek intergovernmental cooperation for the creation of information sources; may assist in preparation of agenda and the conduct of executive sessions and deliberations of the Board; also performs the above duties for the Board of Mediation and Arbitration when the collective bargaining rights of State employees are involved; does related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Thorough knowledge of the Labor Relations Act, Municipal Employee Relations Act, State Employee Relations Act, School Board-Teacher Negotiations Act, Uniform Administrative Procedures Act and statutes concerning arbitration; considerable knowledge of federal and State labor law decisions and legal practices and procedures in Connecticut; considerable ability to prepare legal documents and to apply judicial decisions to the interpretation of statutes; knowledge of the legislative process; knowledge of legal research methods and procedures; considerable ability in written and oral expression.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of employment dealing with labor relations and administrative law and procedure.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

A law degree with courses in labor and administrative law.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must be a member of the Connecticut Bar.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Unclassified

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(18)-Legal

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 69

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This cancels the existing specification for the same class of General Counsel, Board of Labor Relations in Salary Group MP 64 approved effective April 6, 1979.

EFFECTIVE DATE

10/1/1987

CLASS: 4118MP; EST: ; REV: 10/2/1987;