PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Employment Security Board of Review, this class is accountable for supervising Board staff members and conducting research on questions of law and appellate procedure and for advising members of the Appeals Division on legal issues.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
Pursuant to Connecticut General Statute sections 31-237 e(b) and 3l-237f, this class serves as Staff Assistant-Counsel to the Board of Review and as Acting Chairperson in the absence of the Chairperson.
Works under the general supervision of the Chairperson of the Employment Security Board of Review.
Supervises Staff Attorneys, Referees assigned to the Board, or other staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Serves as Acting Chairperson in the absence of the Chairperson; supervises and reviews work of Staff Attorneys; if authorized by the Attorney General's office, may represent the Board in court appeals where the Board intervenes as a party; consults with Attorney General's office on legal matters; conducts research on legal issues and interpretations of unemployment compensation law for application to cases before the Board; researches and drafts decisions for Board members; reviews and recommends disposition of motions to reopen, vacate, modify, or set aside decisions issued by the Board; prepares and maintains a precedent manual of Board of Review and court decisions for use by Appeals Referees and the Board; drafts and issues explanatory memoranda interpreting court decisions on unemployment compensation issues for use by Referees; advises Referees, upon request, on legal questions pertaining to procedural and substantive problems arising from appeals and hearings; resolves questions of law and appellate procedure for attorneys representing claimants and employers during the pendency of an appeal within the Labor Department or after the issuance of the Board's decision; assists the Chairperson in preparing recommendations for amendments to the unemployment compensation law pertaining to appellate matters; assists with non-evidentiary and evidentiary hearings on appeals to the Board; upon direction, may appear for the Board Chairperson on agency committees and in dealings with legal community; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations; considerable knowledge of quasi-judicial procedures, rules of evidence, and the judicial rules of procedure pertaining to administrative agencies; knowledge of labor problems, with particular reference to unemployment; considerable oral and written communications skills; interpersonal skills; considerable ability to comprehend, interpret and apply laws, regulations and court decisions; considerable ability to make sound decisions on the basis of findings of fact, evidence and applicable laws, regulations and precedent judicial rulings; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of experience in legal/adjudicative work involving unemployment compensation.
Must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
This cancels the existing specification for the same class in Salary Group SH 27 approved effective April 25, l986. Revise to add full-time managerial duties and to re-evaluate.
7837A 6-24-93 vg/ 8/19/93 baw