PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Office of State Ethics, this class is accountable for directing the staff and activities of the Legal Division.
Receives administrative direction from the Executive Director.
Directs the staff of the Legal Division.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs the staff and activities of the Legal Division; coordinates, plans and manages division activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and adminsiters pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in the preparation of division budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of state government who might impact on program activities; renders primary legal advice and assistance to the Office of State Ethics; provides legal advice on matters before the Citizen's Ethics Advisory Board; represents the board in court proceedings; prepares advisory opinions, declaratory rulings, informal staff advisory letters and agency regulations; oversees yearly training of all state personnel and others subject to the Code of Ethics in consultation with the Executive Director; prepares reports and publications; ensures proper indexing and maintenance of reports, statements, advisory opinions and other records as required; identifies staff training needs and provides or arranges for the provision of such training; assists staff with all aspects of codes of ethics; recommends and assists in drafting legislation; testifies before legislative committees regarding statutory reform; maintains speaking engagements to educate interested parties; conducts legal seminars; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of legal principles, practices and procedures in Conneticut; considerable knowledge of legal research techniques; considerable knowledge of the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act; considerable knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and legislation; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; knowledge of the rules of evidence; knowledge of the legislative process; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to apply judicial decisions to the interpretation of statutes; considerable ability to analyze and organize technical data and coordinate elements of legal cases.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of experience in the practice of law.
Must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut or be lawfully engaged in the practice of law as a principal means of livelihood for five out of the last seven years in a reciprocal jurisdiction in accordance with Section 2-13 of the Connecticut Practice Book and obtain membership in the Connecticut Bar within six months of appointment.
Appointed by the Executive Director Office of State Ethics in accordance with the provisions of Section 1-81 of the Connecticut General Statutes as amended by Public Act 05-183.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of General Counsel Office of State Ethics in Salary Group MP 65 approved effective March 17, 2006. (Revised to modify content and change Salary Plan)