Legislative and Regulations Specialist


Recruitment #240522-6790AR-002


The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Consumer Protection (DCP) is accepting applications for a Legislative and Regulations Specialist in Hartford, CT. 



  • Full Time, 40 hours per week
  • Monday through Friday
  • First shift
  • Hybrid role-combination of in office and telework

    The Legislative and Regulations Specialist will: 
    • Assist the Legislative Director in developing and managing legislative strategy for the Department of Consumer Protection addressing issues affecting consumer protection, drug control, gaming, liquor regulation, medical and recreational cannabis;
    • Provide state legislators with information to assist with development of state policy and assisting with constituent matters;
    • Recommend and draft legislative initiatives and collaborate on changes to regulations to implement legislation, improve procedures, and generally facilitate the operations of the department;
    • Canvas bills introduced in the legislature for their effect on the operations of the department;
    • Collaborate with other state agencies with similar areas of regulatory oversight;
    • Represent the department at appropriate meetings or hearings;
    • Serve as point of contact between the Department, other state and federal government entities and professional and trade associations and their lobbyists.

    Selection Plan

    For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from one of the three branches of state government (i.e. Executive, Legislative, Judicial) to the other. 

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    In a state agency this class is accountable for performing as a specialist in the legislative and regulations program.


    • Performs specialized related duties in the area of legislation and regulation; 
    • Reviews statutes, legislation, and regulations affecting the operation, procedures and policies of a department; 
    • Recommends and drafts legislative initiatives; 
    • Recommends changes in regulations to implement legislation, improve procedures and generally facilitate the operations of a department; 
    • Researches issues or complaints and recommends resolutions or courses of action; 
    • Establishes and maintains documentation of the department's legislation; 
    • Canvases bills introduced in the legislature for their effect on the operations of the department; 
    • Follows progress of critical bills hearings, and keeps department officials informed of appropriate developments in the legislation, regulations, procedures or policy; 
    • Represents the department at appropriate meetings or hearings; 
    • Maintains liaison with individuals in other departments, legislative committees and others as required to coordinate legislative initiatives to keep informed of developments or to provide expertise in the area of legislation/regulations; 
    • Prepares narrative reports; coordinates and analyzes statistical data of a department or agency for the General Assembly to illustrate trends, effects and consequences of changes in statutes; 
    • Performs related duties as required.


    • Considerable knowledge of federal and state legislative processes; 
    • Considerable
      • interpersonal skills; 
      • oral and written communication skills; 
    • Ability to
      • interpret, understand application of and translate into lay language complex laws and regulations; 
      • interpret statistical and other research data; 
      • utilize computer software.


    Seven (7) years of experience with principal responsibility for the preparation, analysis and research of legislation or regulations or monitoring and coordinating of legislative activities.


    • College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
    • A Master's degree in political science or public administration may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
    • A law degree from an accredited school of law may be substituted for two (2) additional years of the General Experience.


    • Experience reviewing and summarizing statutes, legislation and regulations.
    • Experience resolving constituent or client issues.
    • Experience drafting legislative testimony.
    • Experience preparing memos, letters and other correspondence.
    • Experience working with legislators of both parties.



    The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.


    As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.  As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.