Department of Administrative Services

Paralegal Specialist (Confidential) (6130CR)

$31.34-$41.36 Hourly / $2,506.82-$3,309.00 BiWeekly /
$65,428.00-$86,365.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

At the Office of Policy and Management, this class is accountable for providing legal research and the analysis of highly complex information and materials.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the limited direction of an Undersecretary or other attorney.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May lead paraprofessional and clerical staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs legal research and analysis of law sources such as statutes, legal articles, legal decisions, opinions, rulings, memoranda and other legal material; interprets complex state statutes and federal regulations governing legal records and documents; determines and applies applicable state statute and/or regulation in preparing documentation; interprets court rules and state-wide policies and regulations; keeps abreast of the latest court rules and pending legislation; monitors and adheres to deadlines; reviews legal documents and may prepare legal documents; responds to requests and obtains information of sensitive nature; acts as liaison between agency, court system, relevant attorney’s offices and general public; serves as agency liaison regarding relevant policies and procedures; prepares legal and administrative reports; updates and maintains policy manuals and filing systems; assists the Office of Labor with hearing preparation and related special projects concerning collective bargaining issues; assists in contract negotiations by drafting proposals, gathering and analyzing data; assists in the drafting of proposed legislation; may perform business mathematical computations; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of legal processes and procedures; considerable knowledge of legal terminology and legal forms; considerable knowledge of legal research techniques; knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and legislation; knowledge of collective bargaining and labor relations; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to evaluate pertinent facts, and compile and assemble such legal data; considerable ability to compose correspondence and draft legal documents; ability to understand complex laws and related reports; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

The General Experience is defined as one of the following:

1. A Bachelor’s degree in legal studies and one (1) year of experience providing paraprofessional legal assistance to an attorney.

2.. Completion of a Paralegal or Legal Assistance Certificate Program approved by the American Bar Association and three (3) years of experience providing paraprofessional legal assistance to an attorney.

3.. Completion of a Paralegal or Legal Assistance Certificate Program consisting of a minimum of twenty-four (24) semester hours from an accredited college or university and four (4) years of experience providing paraprofessional legal assistance to an attorney.

4. Completion of a Paralegal or Legal Assistance Certificate Program from a business school approved by the State of Connecticut, Office of Higher Education and four (4) years of experience providing paraprofessional legal assistance to an attorney.

5. A Law degree from an accredited Law School.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(18)-Legal

BARGAINING UNIT

(03)-CONFIDENTIAL

EEO

(5)-Para-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

CR 22

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

Action No. 19-004 reactivates the Paralegal Specialist (Confidential). 

EFFECTIVE DATE

2/1/2019


CLASS: 6130CR; EST: 7/6/2007; REV: 2/1/2019;