Are you an attorney who chose a law career to “make a difference”? Do you have the desire and the ability to help improve and modernize state government? Do you want to join the State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services (DAS) in its efforts to transform how state government functions and services the citizens of Connecticut? If so, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity!
DAS has wide-ranging administrative responsibilities in state government, including the function of the state’s information technology infrastructure, design and construction of state facilities, provision of statewide human resources, procurement of goods and services for public purposes, collection of debt owed to the state, enforcement of building and fire codes, oversight of school construction grants to municipalities, among many other functions.
DAS seeks an experienced attorney to join its Legal team as a Legislative and Administrative Advisor 2
to perform the following responsibilities:
Conducting legal research and providing legal and strategic advice to the Commissioner and division directors;
Representing DAS on gubernatorial, legislative and inter-agency task forces and commissions;
Representing the agency at administrative proceedings;
Drafting agency policies and procedures;
Drafting contracts and memorandums of understanding;
Conducting investigations; and
Reviewing and responding to Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities complaints and Freedom of Information Act requests.
The candidate selected for this role must be able to prioritize work and handle multiple assignments and duties simultaneously, adjusting as required due to business needs.
We provide limitless opportunities; we hire for diversity and new perspectives, and we accomplish meaningful work while maintaining a work/life balance. We participate in a competitive benefits package
that includes comprehensive healthcare policies including medical and dental coverage, retirement plan options, paid time off and more! We also encourage a healthy work-life balance
for all employees.
Important Information After You Apply:
- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
- The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
- All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
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- Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
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.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of experience as an attorney with some responsibility for research, development, planning and review of legislative and regulatory programs.
- Experience conducting legal research and providing legal advice.
- Experience drafting contracts and memorandums of understanding.
- Experience responding to Freedom of Information Act requests.
- Experience providing representation at administrative proceedings.
- Experience conducting employment-related investigations.
Incumbents in this class must be a member of the Connecticut Bar.
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.