Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Staff Attorney 2

Recruitment #210824-0088AR-001


The State of Connecticut, Office of Health Strategy (OHS) is seeking a Staff Attorney 2! This Staff Attorney 2 position will be assigned to the Health Systems Planning (“HSP”) Unit of OHS and will report to the Deputy Director. The HSP Unit consists of a Staff Attorney 2 along with two teams: Hospital Reporting System (“HRS”) and Certificate of Need (“CON”) Review and Compliance, consisting of two supervisors and eight analysts in total.

The Mission of the OHS is to implement comprehensive, data-driven strategies that promote equal access to healthcare, control costs and ensure better health for the people of Connecticut. OHS has a statutory authority to exercise regulatory oversight over hospitals as well as other healthcare facilities through the CON program and HRS pursuant to C.G.S. Secs. 19a-638 HSP through 19a-639 and C.G.S. Secs. 19a-508(c) and 19a-610 through 19a-681.

This Staff Attorney 2 will lead the CON and HRS supervisors; review CON decisions and agreed settlements; be a designated hearing officer during public hearings; interact with Attorney General office attorneys, hospital administrators, stakeholders and members of the public verbally and in writing; participate in working groups; review and edit quantitative and qualitative reports; manage workflow and operations to meet statutory deadlines and provide information and advice to leadership as required. The successful candidate will have knowledge of Connecticut state laws governing administrative procedures and health policy, strong legal research and writing skills and experience working with a team to manage projects and meet deadlines. Our ideal candidate will also have strong interpersonal skills in order to work effectively with healthcare providers, consumers, and other members of the community.

Are you interested in joining our team as a Staff Attorney 2? We encourage you to apply today! This position is conveniently located in Hartford, CT. The work schedule for this position is typically Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week, 8am-4pm. These hours have flexibility. This is currently a virtual position. Continued telework for this position will be determined based on Agency needs.  

We offer a competitive benefits package, excellent health care, generous leave policies, retirement plan, and more!  We also encourage a healthy work-life balance to all employees!

Selection Plan

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

This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.  

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. 

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position. Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports 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. 

Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

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. 

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3a).

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Chelsea Moore at


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


Performs advanced and complex legal work of an agency; researches, interprets, analyzes and applies complex and conflicting laws and regulations, case law and legal principles; acts as hearing officer or represents agency in formal administrative and public proceedings on a full range of cases involving complex legal and technical issues; 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 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 and applies complex or conflicting laws and regulations, case law and legal principles; participates in the conduct of various educational activities; provides legal guidance when duly authorized; provides input into policy formation; may testify at or monitor legislative proceedings; may represent agency in court when authorized; reviews court decisions, new and proposed laws and regulations to determine impact on agency operations; prepares and maintains precedent manuals; reviews legal and other related documents for legal sufficiency; performs related duties as required.


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 statutes; considerable ability to comprehend, analyze and organize technical data and coordinate elements of legal cases.


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.


  • Experience with Connecticut state laws governing administrative procedures and health policy
  • Experience leading individuals
  • Experience managing workflow in a team environment
  • Experience conducting public hearings as a Hearing Officer
  • Experience writing administrative legal decisions under Connecticut state laws
  • Experience reviewing and editing quantitative and/or qualitative reports
  • Experience working with healthcare providers, consumers, and other members of the community


1. Must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut.
2. May be required to travel.



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.