Connecticut State Jobs For Agency Legal Director

Website State of Connecticut

Job Description:

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Job Responsibilities:

  • Directs staff and operations of the agency’s legal division; coordinates, plans and manages division activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policies; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of division budget;
  • Maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of division who might impact on program activities; in consultation with the Attorney General’s office, directs the research of legal issues or researches complex legal issues relating to the agency; examines potential litigation and makes recommendations to agency Commissioner; drafts legal memoranda, legal opinion letters or declaratory rulings;
  • Participates in the drafting and review of all proposed legislation, regulations and agency policies and guidance documents; oversees the drafting and administrative review of all agency contracts and agreements; may manage all FOIA requests for the agency; conducts investigations as required; may act as agency legislative liaison; may testify before legislative committee;
  • Performs related duties are required.

Job Requirements:

  • Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of and ability to interpret relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations;
  • Considerable knowledge of legal practices and procedures in federal courts and state venues; considerable knowledge of legislative processes; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Five (5) years of experience practicing law.
  • Three (3) years of the experience must have been at the advanced working level, practicing law related to the agency’s business or operations.
  • Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory or managerial capacity.
  • ive (5) years admission to Connecticut Bar
  • Experience with Connecticut workers’ compensation law
  • Legal writing and research skills
  • Experience supervising legal professional staff
  • Experience with appellate and insurance law

Job Details:

Company: State of Connecticut

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Others

Job Location: Portland, OR, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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