Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Attorney

Executive Assistant 1

Recruitment #190911-3501EX-001

Introduction

Are you an attorney who chose a law career to “make a difference”? Do you have the desire and the ability to help improve and modernize state government? Do you want to join the State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services (DAS) in its efforts to transform how state government functions and services the citizens of Connecticut? If so, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity

DAS has wide-ranging administrative responsibilities in state government, including the function of the state’s information technology infrastructure, design and construction of state facilities, provision of statewide human resources, procurement of goods and services for public purposes, collection of debt owed to the state, enforcement of building and fire codes, oversight of school construction grants to municipalities, among many other functions.

DAS seeks an experienced attorney to join its Legal, Legislative & Communications team to perform the following responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the operations of the agency’s legislative program, including:
    • drafting proposed legislation, testimony and related documents;
    • tracking, analyzing and monitoring legislation;
    • advocating on behalf of DAS and the administration regarding legislative proposals being considered by the General Assembly;
    • drafting and revising regulations to implement legislation.
  • Assisting in the implementation of DAS's internal and external communications plan;
  • Providing legal and strategic advice to the Commissioner and division directors;
  • Representing DAS on gubernatorial, legislative and inter-agency task forces and commissions as needed;
  • Representing the agency at administrative proceedings as needed; and
  • Drafting agency policies and procedures.

The candidate selected for this role must be able to clearly articulate goals and objectives and effectively engage with a wide variety of constituents at all levels and will be required to develop excellent working relationships with legislators, constituents and other stakeholders as a representative of DAS. In addition, they must be able to prioritize work and handle multiple assignments and duties simultaneously, adjusting as required due to business needs.

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.

Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.

State employees currently holding the above title or those who have previously attained permanent status in this class may apply for a lateral transfer.

Questions about these required documents or any other phase of this recruitment should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: Theresa Judge at Theresa.judge@ct.gov.  

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

Acts as an executive assistant to a state elective officer or department head as defined in Section 4-5 of the Connecticut General Statutes and performs such duties as are assigned.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Knowledge of the state legislative process;
  • Experience advocating for legislation;
  • Experience writing for social media;
  • Experience interpreting and applying laws and regulations;
  • Experience writing legal documents;
  • Experience writing testimony;
  • Experience developing and drafting regulations

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.



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