Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Associate General Counsel

Recruitment #210208-6500VR-001

Introduction

ABOUT THE AUTHORITY
The State of Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority (the "Authority") is a quasi-governmental agency formed by statute and signed into law by Governor Ned Lamont in 2019. Its mission is to help Connecticut’s workforce navigate health challenges and life changes with greater financial security. 

Through a trust funded by employees, the Authority makes benefits payments to eligible employees when either the employee or their family member takes a leave from work to care for themselves or a family member. 

THE ROLE
We are excitedly seeking an Associate General Counsel to join our team! Reporting directly to the General Counsel, the Associate General Counsel will serve as an essential business partner and a member of the Paid Leave Authority’s team, providing legal advice and guidance in relation to all aspects of the Paid Leave Authority’s functions, including, the areas of compliance, quality assurance, audit, vendor agreements, fraud prevention and mitigation, and appeals.  

Selection Plan

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

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: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Raisa Capellan at Raisa.Capellan@ct.gov.  

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • In cooperation with the CEO and General Counsel, provide policy and regulatory guidance and legal advice to the Authority and its board on all matters related to the Authority’s mission, purpose and business activities
  • Participate in the drafting, review and implementation of Authority policies and procedures, including but not limited to, policies and procedures relating to claims administration, private plan applications, quality assurance, recoupment of overpayments, and fraud prevention
  • Assist with the development of audit and compliance policies and procedures and the development of effective tests and controls to ensure processes are being implemented
  • Review employers’ applications to offer private leave plans to their employees and audit employers’ compliance with applicable laws and policies
  • Negotiate, draft and review RFPs, vendor contracts and contractor agreements
  • May conduct training sessions and webinars relating to the CT Paid Leave Act, the CT Paid Leave Authority functions and leave laws
  • Monitor Authority activities to ensure that they confirm with policy, procedures, regulations, legislation and state and federal laws 
  • Maintain strong working relationships with individuals both within and outside of the Authority who might impact the Authority and its mission
  • Perform any related duties as required
This list of duties is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities that the Authority may deem necessary from time to time and as the Authority’s work and responsibilities demand. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited law school;
  • Active law license in good standing in the State of Connecticut;
  • 5 years or more of transaction and compliance experience, with experience in the areas of disability insurance, leave management or related areas;
  • Knowledge of family and medical leave law;
  • Experience with contract drafting, negotiation, interpretation and termination of claims administration agreements, vendor agreements and other contractual arrangements; 
  • Knowledge and experience with insurance products, surety bonds and claims administration; 
  • Experience interacting with and explaining information to individuals in a fast-paced environment that involves working collaboratively as part of a team to meet agency goals and objectives; 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Software suite and online research platforms;
  • Experience with project and time management skills, including a high level of organization, attention to detail, and follow-through, while balancing and prioritizing multiple activities and responsibilities.

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.