In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of legal tasks, conducting research and advising the Commissioner on matters pertaining to legislation, regulations and administrative policy.
Works under the general supervision of an Assistant Legal Director or other administrative official of higher grade.
May lead lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
In consultation with the Office of the Attorney General performs a full range of legal work; researches and assists in matters pertaining to legislation, regulations and administrative policy; drafts proposed legislation and regulations and oversees adoption of regulations; provides assistance to agency staff in implementing newly enacted legislation and regulations; assists agency staff in preparation for administrative proceedings including preparation of administrative record; assists staff and Office of the Attorney General in preparation for court cases; interprets statutes and regulations; drafts requests to Attorney General for legal opinions; assists agency staff on matters relating to enforcement orders and civil penalities; makes recommendations regarding agency program proposals, rules and policy; assists in developing budget proposals for consistency with statutes and regulations; may serve as agency advocate in administrative proceedings; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of basic law, legal processes, legal principles and practices and administrative law; considerable knowledge of legal research techniques; considerable knowledge of legislative process; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to interpret, analyze and prepare legislation and other legal documents.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of experience as an attorney with some responsibility for research, development, planning and review of legislative and regulatory programs.
Incumbents in this class must be a member of the Connecticut Bar.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Legislative and Administrative Advisor 2 in Salary Group MP 63 approved effective July 1, 2015. (Revised to modify content) Action No. 20-048