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 providing legal services and advice to the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Executive Director, Deputy Director and executive staff.
Receives executive direction from the Executive Director and members of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.
Administers programs and operations of the Office of the Commission Counsel; directs all staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Administers staff and operations of the Office of the Commission Counsel ;
Coordinates, plans and manages office activities including legislative functions;
Formulates program goals and objectives;
Develops related policy;
Interprets and administers pertinent laws and regulations;
Prepares budget and manages personnel and other related administrative matters;
Develops long and short range planning including preparation of legislative proposals, testimony, position statements and adoption of regulations and declaratory rulings;
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 the Office of the Attorney General;
Reviews, evaluates and makes final legal recommendations to Commission 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;
Approves case strategy decisions and litigation planning in most complex or sensitive cases;
Trains or oversees training of legal staff;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
Performs related duties as required.
Incumbents in this class must be a member of the Connecticut Bar.
Appointed by the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities pursuant to Section 46a-54 (2) the Connecticut General Statutes.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
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 Commission Counsel Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities in Salary Group MP 70 approved effective July 20, 2012. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007