Department of Administrative Services

Agency Legal Director (8539MP)

$50.59-$68.98 Hourly / $4,046.86-$5,518.05 BiWeekly /
$105,623.00-$144,021.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for directing the legal staff of the agency and acting as legal advisor to the Commissioner, in consultation with the Attorney General's office on complex legal issues.

GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE

Use of this class is restricted to incumbents who function as the agency's sole legal director responsible for multiple legal functions, such as adjudications, legal services and enforcement. Incumbents must supervise at least two (2) attorneys assigned to the legal division of the agency.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives executive direction from the Commissioner or Agency Head.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Directs the staff of the legal division of the agency.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Directs staff and operations of the agency's legal division; coordinates, plans and manages division activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policies; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of division budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of division who might impact on program activities; in consultation with the Attorney General's office, directs the research of legal issues or researches complex legal issues relating to the agency; examines potential litigation and makes recommendations to agency Commissioner; drafts legal memoranda, legal opinion letters or declaratory rulings; participates in the drafting and review of all proposed legislation, regulations and agency policies and guidance documents; oversees the drafting and administrative review of all agency contracts and agreements; may manage all FOIA requests for the agency; conducts investigations as required; may act as agency legislative liaison; may testify before legislative committee; performs related duties are required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of and ability to interpret relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of legal practices and procedures in federal courts and state venues; considerable knowledge of legislative processes; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Five (5) years of experience practicing law.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

  1. Three (3) years of the experience must have been at the advanced working level, practicing law related to the agency's business or operations.
  2. Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory or managerial capacity.

NOTE: Managerial experience is defined as formulating program goals and objectives, developing and implementing program procedures, initiating program policies and developing and/or monitoring a budget.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(18)-Legal

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(1)-Officials And Administrators

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 70

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Agency Legal Director in Salary Group MP 70 approved effective October 27, 2006. (Revise to expand to allow use statewide)

EFFECTIVE DATE

2/1/2008

CLASS: 8539MP; EST: 11/25/2005; REV: 2/1/2008;