Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Staff Attorney 2

Recruitment #200107-0088AR-001

Introduction

The Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC) is currently recruiting for a Staff Attorney 2.  The Commission's statutory responsibility and original purpose is to enforce the provisions of state election law that govern elections, primaries and referenda. Additionally, the Commission assists citizens, candidates and committees with their understanding of, and participation in, the election process and this includes both the public financing and private financing requirements of the campaign finance statutes including the landmark Citizens' Election Program.  

This position is full time (40 hours per week, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and located at 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, CT.  Travel may be required and must be adaptable in terms of working hours to meet the agency needs.  Must have a current driver's license.   

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission.  Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.   

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Sheri-Lyn Lagueux, Clerk of the Commission at Sheri-Lyn.Lagueux@ct.gov or (860)256-2940.

Selection Plan

This position will be filled in accordance with reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.

The selected candidate must have a valid driver's license and may be required to travel.  

Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  a cover letter, performance reviews, supervisory references, etc., at the discretion of the agency.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the legal work of the agency.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Duties and responsibilities specific to this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Negotiate, draft, and review agreements, including, but not limited to, settlement agreements;  
  • Draft and review: briefs, recommendations to senior staff, findings of fact and law, legislation, statutes, regulations, and contracts;  
  • Consult with the Office of the Attorney General and other relevant governmental agencies;  
  • Research complex legal issues;  
  • Respond to Freedom of Information requests;  
  • Prepare interrogatories, briefs, written exceptions, pleadings, and other administrative and court papers;  
  • Interpret statutes, regulations, rulings, and contracts;   
  • Participate in the conduct of various educational activities;  
  • Provide legal counsel and advice to agency leadership and technical staff;  
  • May testify at or monitor legislative proceedings;  
  • Review and analyze court decisions, new and proposed laws, and regulations to determine impact on agency operations;   
  • Assist in the preparation and maintenance of precedent manuals;  
  • Review legal and other related documents for legal sufficiency; 
  • Perform related duties as required or directed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of legal principles, practices and procedures in Connecticut; considerable knowledge of legal research techniques; considerable knowledge of the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act; considerable knowledge of and the 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 criminal and constitutional law and legislative process; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to apply judicial decisions to the interpretation of statues; considerable ability to comprehend, analyze and organize technical data and coordinate elements of legal cases.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

STAFF ATTORNEY 2: Two (2) years of experience in the practice of law.
STAFF ATTORNEY 3: Three (3) years of experience in the practice of law at the level of Staff Attorney 2 in the same state agency.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in the fields of election law, and/or campaign finance law;
  • Experience in the field of administrative law;
  • Excellent legal research and writing techniques; 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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