Department of Administrative Services

Commission Counsel Commission On Human Rights And Opportunities (5375MP)

$50.59-$68.98 Hourly / $4,046.86-$5,518.05 BiWeekly /
$105,623.00-$144,021.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities this class is accountable for administering the programs and operations of the Office of the Commission Counsel including responsibility for providing legal services and advice to the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Executive Director, Deputy Director and executive staff.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives administrative direction from the Executive Director and members of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Directs the staff of the Office of the Commission Counsel.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Administers the staff and operations of the Office of the Commission Counsel; coordinates, plans and manages Office of the Commission Counsel including legislative functions; formulates program goals and objectives; develops long and short range planning including preparation of legislative proposals, testimony, position statements and adoption of regulations and declaratory rulings; develops related policy; directs representation of Commission in civil proceedings, actions and other litigation before state, federal and administrative agencies including all employment discrimination matters agreed upon by the Commission and Attorney General; interprets and administers pertinent laws and regulations; reviews, evaluates and makes final legal recommendations to Commissioner and Executive Director regarding commencement of injunction actions and/or settlement of appeals to trial and appellate courts; provides counsel and advice to members of Commission concerning enforcement responsibilities and related constitutional, statutory and regulatory obligations and legal effect of policy and management decisions; evaluates staff; prepares budget and manages personnel and other related administrative matters; approves case strategy decisions and litigation planning in most complex or sensitive cases; trains or oversees training of legal staff; performs other related duties.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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

APPOINTMENT

Appointed by the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities pursuant to Section 46a-54 (2) the Connecticut General Statutes.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Unclassified

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(18)-Legal

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 70

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Legal Counsel, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities in Salary Group MP 64 approved effective April 6, 1979. (Revised to modify content, re-evaluate and re-title)

EFFECTIVE DATE

7/21/1995

CLASS: 5375MP; EST: ; REV: 7/20/2012;