PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
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, coordinating 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 coordinating policy development with the Office of the Governor.
Receives executive direction from the Secretary, Office of Policy and Management.
May lead lower level employees 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 Office of the Governor in matters relating to policy review and development; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of state and federal legislative processes; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public administration including policy development and implementation; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to evaluate policy and programs, recommend and coordinate policy development activities; ability to prepare 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
1. 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.
2. A Master's degree in public administration or political science may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Appointment to the unclassified service will be made in accordance with Section 5-198(n) of the Connecticut General Statutes. Compensation will be based upon the duties and responsibilities assigned to the position. The unclassified portion of this class will remain in effect until December 27, 2006.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in Salary group MP 72/VR 99 approved effective May 7, 1999. (Revised to extend Unclassified usage)