In the Office of Policy and Management this class is accountable for the analysis and development of state governmental policy for the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. It also coordinates the review and development of policy among state agencies, quasi-public agencies, municipalities and the internal divisions of the Office of Policy and Management and coordinates policy development with the Office of the Governor.
Receives executive direction from the Secretary, Office of Policy and Management.
May direct staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management in coordinating and expediting work of various divisions;
Reviews and evaluates effectiveness of established or proposed policies and/or programs assessing options and developing recommendations for improvement;
Develops recommendations for legislative or administrative actions to improve effectiveness and application of state governmental policies;
Analyzes federal policies or programs for impact on state governmental operation and develops recommendations for state position;
Represents Secretary on various boards and commissions;
Coordinates issue of State private activity bonds to municipalities and public authorities within statutory limitations placed on tax exempt bonds;
Acts as liaison with staff of the Office of the Governor in matters relating to policy review and development;
Participates in the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
state and federal legislative processes;
principles and practices of public administration including policy development and implementation;
management principles and practices;
state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
oral and written communication skills;
evaluate policy and programs, recommend and coordinate policy development activities;
and present effective reports.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of experience with major responsibility for the review, development and administration of policies and programs in a large governmental, public affairs or business organization.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in public administration or political science may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
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 Policy Development Director in Salary group MP 72 approved effective April 10, 2020. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final 22-007