Department of Administrative Services

Assistant Attorney General 3 (7083MP)

$50.59-$68.98 Hourly / $4,046.86-$5,518.05 BiWeekly /
$105,623.00-$144,021.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Office of the Attorney General this class is accountable for performing either the advanced working level or working lead level legal work of the Office, including the preparation and representation of the State in the more difficult and complex specialized cases before state and federal agencies and courts, and providing legal advice and services to state agencies, departments, boards, and commissions.

GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE

Assistant Attorneys General 3 perform beyond the full range of general legal practice. The qualification for this level includes, but is not limited to, acquiring a great breadth of legal knowledge in order to provide legal counsel and services to an agency or a group of boards and commissions with a wide range of legal subjects or problems, or a great depth of expertise in one or more subject or specialty areas. This is an advanced working level or working lead level class which exercises considerable independent judgment and is assigned legal work which is more difficult than that assigned to the majority of the Office's trial staff, i.e., those likely to lead to appeals or those having a heavy impact (either legal or financial) on the State.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives limited direction from an employee of higher grade; usually performs assigned duties independently.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May lead other Assistant Attorneys General and/or other employees of lesser grade on an interim or case by case basis.

May lead an established team of Assistant Attorneys General and other employees of a lesser grade on a regular basis.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

As a legal practitioner, performs the more advanced legal work of the Office, including the preparation and representation of the State in the more complex, difficult, or sensitive cases before state and federal agencies and courts, including those likely to be appealed to higher courts; provides lead legal counsel for state agencies, departments, boards, and commissions with legal problems of wide diversity, a required specialty knowledge, or a heavy caseload; may be assigned lead attorney, lead counsel, or lead practitioner responsibilities, special projects, or other related duties on a permanent, regular, or intermittent basis; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of basic law and legal process, legal principles and practice, administrative law, constitutional law, rules of process, and rights and obligations of state agencies; considerable knowledge of advanced trial and appellate process; considerable breadth of knowledge in a spectrum of legal issues or considerable breadth of knowledge in a spectrum of legal issues or considerable depth of knowledge in a highly technical specialty; considerable knowledge of the statutory authority of the Attorney General and a knowledge of the operation of the Office of the Attorney General; considerable interpersonal skills; ability to analyze and draft proposed legislation; considerable ability in oral and written communications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Seven (7) years of experience in the practice of law.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

Four (4) years of experience as an Assistant Attorney General 2.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(18)-Legal

BARGAINING UNIT

(37)-ASSISTANT ATTYS GENERAL

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 70

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Assistant Attorney General 3 in Salary Group MP 67 approved effective September 1, 1999. (Revised to change Bargaining Unit)

EFFECTIVE DATE

11/16/2016

CLASS: 7083MP; EST: 10/11/1985; REV: 11/16/2016;