Department of Administrative Services

Assistant Attorney General 1 (7816MP)

$36.96-$50.39 Hourly / $2,956.78-$4,031.57 BiWeekly /
$77,172.00-$105,224.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Office of the Attorney General this class is accountable for performing entry level to working level legal research and legal work of the Office including assisting in preparation and representation of the State in cases and assisting in providing legal advice and services to agencies, department, boards and commissions.

GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE

New Assistant Attorneys General 1 receive training in and perform with increasing independence routine legal work of the Office with emphasis on legal research, review and analysis of legal documents and preparation of simple cases and clear cut issues for which there is a clear precedent. At a more advanced level this class is also used for legal representation in simple or moderately complex matters. Over time incumbents in this class may assist in or personally handle cases of moderate complexity and may exercise independent judgment, although at this level most work is reviewed. This is an entry level class which leads to the full working professional level with increased experience and knowledge.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Initially works under close supervision of an employee of higher grade; works more independently with acquired experience.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May lead employees of a lower grade.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

As a legal practitioner performs legal research; assists in performing and eventually independently performs routine and moderately complex legal work including preparing, analyzing and reviewing opinions, regulations and contracts affecting the State of Connecticut; prepares and represents state in routine and moderately complex legal matters before administrative bodies and lower courts; assists in preparing and representing state in more difficult cases before state agencies and courts; may assist in preparing and representing state in appeals; may act independently in these areas as assigned; 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; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable ability in oral and written communications; ability to analyze legal problems.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

A degree from an accredited law school.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut within one (1) year of the date of appointment. Pursuant to Section 51-88 of the Connecticut General Statutes, an incumbent who has not been admitted to practice law may not "assume, use or advertise the title of lawyer, attorney and counsel at law, counselor at law, attorney, counselor, attorney and counselor, or an equivalent term, in such a manner as to convey the impression that he is a legal practitioner of law". Until such time that an incumbent is admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut, the incumbent shall be referred to as a Legal Assistant.
  2. May be required to travel.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(18)-Legal

BARGAINING UNIT

(37)-ASSISTANT ATTYS GENERAL

EEO

(1)-Officials And Administrators

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 62

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Assistant Attorney General 1 in Salary Group MP 62 approved effective November 16, 2016. (Revised to modify Special Requirements)

EFFECTIVE DATE

3/17/2017

CLASS: 7816MP; EST: 10/11/1985; REV: 3/17/2017;