Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Legal Program Director

Recruitment #180905-0559MP-001

Introduction

The mission of the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) is to ensure a fair and equitable marketplace as well as safe products and services for consumers in the industries that it regulates.

DCP's Legal Division has a current opportunity for a Legal Program Director. In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current employee of the Department of Consumer Protection, who has permanent state status, and meets the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

This position is located at 450 Columbus Blvd., Hartford.

It is full time, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, however, must be flexible in order to meet the needs of the agency.

Applicants are required to upload a cover letter with their submission.  (Note: In order to upload documents you must ensure that your internet browser's 'pop-up' blocker is off.  Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation and submit your application.) 

Applicants are required to submit a resume on the resume tab with their submission.

Questions about these required documents should be directed to Deborah Craig, 860-713-5313, DAS.HR.SMART@ct.gov

  

Selection Plan

This position is non-examined.  

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current employee of the Department of Consumer Protection, who has permanent state status, and meets the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Consumer Protection and Office of Early Childhood, this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor for staff engaged in conducting research and advising the Commissioner on matters pertaining to legislation, regulations and administrative policy; works closely with the Office of the Attorney General on all legal matters.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Directs the staff and operations of the legal unit; determines priorities, oversees and reviews work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; in consultation with Office of the Attorney General performs a variety of difficult, complex and sensitive legal work; researches and advises Commissioner on matters pertaining to legislation, regulations and administrative policy; drafts proposed legislation and regulations; provides assistance to staff in implementing newly enacted legislation; conducts and assists staff in preparation for administrative proceedings including preparation of administrative record; prepares final decisions of Commissioner in contested cases; assists staff and Office of the Attorney General in preparation for court cases; interprets statutes and regulations and ensures conformance with statutory purpose and authority; advises Commissioner concerning matters which require an opinion from Office of the Attorney General and drafts requests for opinions; acts as liaison between Commissioner and Attorney General; assists staff on matters relating to enforcement orders and civil penalties; makes recommendations regarding agency program proposals, rules and policy; assists in developing budget proposals for consistency with statutes and regulations; may conduct legal seminars for department staff; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to interpret relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of Uniform Administrative Procedures Act; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of legislative process; knowledge of and ability to apply management principals and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to interpret, analyze and prepare legislation and other legal documents; supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years of experience as an attorney with some responsibility for research, development, planning and review of legislative and/or regulatory programs.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Five (5) years of experience practicing & interpreting law;

Two (2) years of experience as a manager overseeing legal functions, applying management principles within an agency with staff of at least 10 ;

Experience pertaining to the Connecticut legislative process as well as preparing legislation;

Experience in the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act;                                            

Experience identifying process improvement initiatives.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class must be a member of the Connecticut Bar.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.