Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Legislative And Administrative Advisor 2

Board of Pardons and Paroles

Recruitment #210419-7108MP-001


Are you an Attorney who is committed to making Connecticut a great place to live and work? 

We invite you to explore this dynamic opportunity!

The State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Paroles is an autonomous state agency with administrative support provided by the Department of Correction. The Board possesses discretionary authority to grant pardons for criminal convictions and to grant parole to eligible and appropriate offenders in the community under supervision as a means of supporting their successful reintegration into law abiding society.

The Board of Pardons and Paroles is an integral part of the legal system and plays a crucial role in Connecticut's criminal justice policy. The Board's work is driven by moral and ethical responsibility to do our part in making Connecticut a great place to live and work.

We are currently recruiting for a Legislative and Administrative Advisor 2. This is a full-time 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday position that will report directly to the Executive Director.

In This Role, You Will: 

  • Interpret and advise the Executive Team on complex and legislative issues
  • Oversight of legislative matters pertaining to the Board during regular and special sessions of the Connecticut General Assembly
  • Track bills and communications with legislators and the Governor’s office
  • Responsible for litigation for the Board including interacting and litigation support with the Attorney General’s Office
  • Responding to subpoenas and summonses
  • Oversight of Freedom of Information litigation
  • Designated Ethics liaison
  • Writing and revising policies
  • Supervision of a Paralegal Specialist

You can learn more about this role in the Job Classification, here.

Our Employees Are Valued:

As a new state employee we offer a variety of medical and dental plans and participation in a hybrid retirement plan which provides a retirement benefit, that may include retiree health insurance. Paid time off is also offered, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year, as well as, vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.

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Selection Plan

This position is open to the public and is unclassified.

To Apply:

Complete a Master Application and apply directly to this recruitment.

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for the position.

Candidates selected for an interview must provide the following at the time of the interview:

  • State Employees: Two (2) most recent performance evaluations; cover letter. 
  • Non-state Employees: Two (2) letters of professional reference from a current and/or previous supervisor; cover letter.

Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.

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. 

Please note, all communications regarding your application will be sent via email and applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.

Should you have any questions about the role, please contact Samantha Wasef, Leadership Associate – Talent Solutions: Samantha.Wasef@CT.Gov or 860.937.6357 


In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of legal tasks, conducting research and advising the Commissioner on matters pertaining to legislation, regulations and administrative policy.


In consultation with the Office of the Attorney General performs a full range of legal work; researches and assists in matters pertaining to legislation, regulations and administrative policy; drafts proposed legislation and regulations and oversees adoption of regulations; provides assistance to agency staff in implementing newly enacted legislation and regulations; assists agency staff in preparation for administrative proceedings including preparation of administrative record; assists staff and Office of the Attorney General in preparation for court cases; interprets statutes and regulations; drafts requests to Attorney General for legal opinions; assists agency staff on matters relating to enforcement orders and civil penalities; makes recommendations regarding agency program proposals, rules and policy; assists in developing budget proposals for consistency with statutes and regulations; may serve as agency advocate in administrative proceedings; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of basic law, legal processes, legal principles and practices and administrative law; considerable knowledge of legal research techniques; considerable knowledge of legislative process; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to interpret, analyze and prepare legislation and other legal documents.


Two (2) years of experience as an attorney with some responsibility for research, development, planning and review of legislative and regulatory programs.


  • Experience with the Connecticut legislative process;
  • Experience with the Connecticut criminal justice system;
  • Experience with legal research.


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



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.