In the Department of Motor Vehicles, this class is accountable for researching and advising on matters pertaining to legislation, regulations and administrative policy.
Receives general direction from the Motor Vehicle Legal Services Division Chief or other official of higher grade.
Supervises professional, technical and clerical staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Researches and advises DMV management, staff and other third parties on matters pertaining to legislation, regulations and administrative policy; performs a variety of difficult, complex and sensitive regulatory work; drafts and promulgates legislation and regulations; assists in formulating program goals and objectives; assists in the development of related policy; assists in the preparation of the unit budget; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; establishes and maintains unit procedures; provides assistance to staff in interpreting newly enacted legislation; assists staff in preparation for and conducts administrative proceedings, including preparation of the administrative record; ensures policy conformance with statutory and regulatory purpose and authority; makes recommendations regarding agency program proposals, rules and policy; provides staff training and assistance; works in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General; serves as a hearing officer as necessary; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of the statutes and regulations administered by the Department of Motor Vehicles; considerable knowledge of the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of the legislative process; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to interpret, analyze and prepare regulations and other departmental documents; considerable ability to conduct administrative hearings; some supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of experience as an attorney with some responsibility for research, development, planning and review of legislative and/or regulatory programs.
Must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
This cancels the existing specification for the same class in salary group MP 63 approved effective August 26, 1988. 5811A 9/1/99 pzd