Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Staff Attorney 1

Recruitment #200102-0087AR-002

Introduction

Our mission at the Connecticut Insurance Department (CID) is consumer protection.  The Department carries out its mission by enforcing state insurance laws to ensure policyholders are treated fairly, by providing assistance, outreach and education to help consumers make sound choices and by regulating the industry in a fair and consistent manner that fosters market competition for availability of insurance.

The CID, located at 153 Market Street, Hartford, CT is recruiting for a Staff Attorney 1 position.  We are easily accessible for all commuters, we are conveniently located in the Downtown area of Hartford.

This position is in the Legal Services Division and is full-time, (40) hours/week Monday - Friday.  This position may be required to work beyond the normal work schedule and/or attend meetings/hearings after normal work hours.

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, *college transcript, references, etc., at the discretion of the agency.  Applicants must meet the  minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.

*In addition to submitting your application in JobAps - we request you also submit copy of your law school transcript by the closing date noted above (2/10/20) to:  fax at 860-297-3836 or email to cid.hr@ct.gov.

This posting MAY require completion of additional referral questions (RQ’s) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date.  Please regularly check your email for notifications. You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact CID's Human Resources Department at cid.hr@ct.gov, (860) 297-3936.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for receiving on the job training in all aspects of agency legal work.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Receives generalized training in all aspects of agency legal work; acts as hearing officer or represents agency in formal administrative and public proceedings involving legal and technical issues; analyzes complex and technical evidence; negotiates and drafts settlement agreements; drafts advisory opinions, rulings, decisions, recommendations, findings, legislation, statutes, regulations, publications and other related legal documents; assists in the preparation and presentation of trials and appeals; consults with the Office of the Attorney General on legal issues; researches routine legal issues and assists in researching complex legal issues; conducts investigations and enforcement proceedings; prepares comprehensive reports for use in administrative and court proceedings; prepares pleadings and other court papers; interprets statutes, regulations and rulings; participates in the conduct of various educational activities; may provide legal counsel and advice when duly authorized; may testify at or monitor legislative proceedings; reviews court decisions, new and proposed laws and regulations to determine impact on agency operations; assists in the preparation and maintenance of precedent manuals; reviews legal and other related documents for legal sufficiency; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of legal principles, practices and procedures in Connecticut; knowledge of legal research techniques; knowledge of the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act and civil procedures; knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and legislation; knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; knowledge of the rules of evidence; some knowledge of criminal and constitutional law and legislative process; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to apply judicial decisions to the interpretation of statues; ability to comprehend, analyze and organize technical data and coordinate elements of legal cases.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

A degree from an accredited law school.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following:

  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and legislation particularly as they relate to the regulation of the insurance industry and insurance contracts;
  • Superior and creative problem-solving and negotiation skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Ability to adapt to a variety of legal assignments that involve different skill sets while meeting set deadlines;
  • Ability to independently conduct research that is thorough and relevant to the topic using a variety of sources, including legal databases;
  • Willingness to accept direction and assist where needed to support the Legal Services Division;
  • Ability to handle difficult situations while maintaining a high level of professionalism;
  • Ability to work collegially.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut within one (1) year of the date of appointment. Pursuant to Section 51-88 of the Connecticut General Statutes, an incumbent who has not been admitted to practice law may not "assume, use or advertise the title of lawyer, attorney and counsel at law, counselor at law, attorney, counselor, attorney and counselor, or an equivalent term, in such a manner as to convey the impression that he is a legal practitioner of law". Until such time that an incumbent is admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut, the incumbent shall be referred to as a Legal Assistant.
2. May be required to travel.

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.