In a state agency this class is accountable for performing legal work, conducting research and advising the Commissioner on matters pertaining to legislation, regulations and administrative policy.
Receives administrative direction from an Assistant Legal Director or other administrative official of higher grade.
May manage staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists in coordinating office activities and in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General performs legal work, conducts research and assists in matters pertaining to legislation, regulations and administrative policy;
Makes recommendations regarding agency program proposals, rules and policy;
Interprets statutes and regulations;
Assists in developing budget proposals for consistency with statutes and regulations;
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;
Drafts requests to Office of the Attorney General for legal opinions;
Assists agency staff on matters relating to enforcement orders and civil penalties;
Participates in the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
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;
basic law, legal processes, legal principles and practices and administrative law;
legal research techniques;
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
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 Legislative and Administrative Advisor 2 in Salary Group MP 63 approved effective October 5, 2020. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final 22-007