CLASSIFICATION:† ATTORNEY III
Class Code:† 0714-30††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Date Established:† 04-13-93†††††††††††
Occupational Code:† 7-5-5†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Date of Last Revision:† 6-5-12
BASIC PURPOSE:† To supervise and coordinate all legal and legislative objectives and activities for a section or unit of a state agency.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
∑ Supervises and coordinates the activities in an agency work unit or section.
∑ Designs and coordinates the implementation of legal program initiatives.
∑ Coordinates the legislative needs for a state agency or section, and acts as an official representative at legal or legislative hearings.
∑ Conducts legal training of subordinate staff to ensure consistent application of agency objectives.
∑ May serve as agency representative or liaison for legal activities which involve the court system.
∑ May conduct or monitor legal hearings concerning the agency.
Skill:† Requires skill in evaluating, planning or integrating analysis of data to formulate current and long-range solutions, strategies or policies of a specialized or technical nature.
Knowledge:† Requires expertise in a highly specialized, technical or professional discipline to manage or create policy at a systemwide administrative level.
Impact:† Requires responsibility for achieving major aspects of long-range agency objectives by planning short- and long-term organization goals, reviewing recommendations for procedural changes, and developing or revising program policies.† Errors at this level result in incorrect decisions at an administrative level, and are detected subsequent to implementation in an overall evaluation process.
Supervision:† Requires direct supervision of programs or of employees doing work which differs from the supervisor, including disciplining employees, solving personnel problems, recommending hiring and terminating employees, and developing work methods.† The supervisor in this position manages a working unit or section with responsibility for employee performance appraisal.
Working Conditions:† Requires performing regular job functions under good conditions in a safe working environment.
Physical Demands:† Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication:† Requires acting as the official representative of the agency, including explaining and defending current and long-range goals or objectives which directly affect public policy decisions regarding major state programs and services.
Complexity:† Requires evaluating a combination of wide-ranging job functions to determine work procedures, to solve problems, and to reach conclusions by applying analytical, technical, or scientific thinking.† This level also requires planning policies and long-term strategies, drawing conclusions based on available criteria, and evaluating the effectiveness of program objectives.
Independent Action:† Requires independent judgment in planning and evaluating work procedures and in supervising the development of professional, technical and managerial standards under administrative direction and according to broad departmental guidelines.
Education:† Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association recognized law school.
Experience:† Five years' experience in the active practice of law.
License/Certification:† Valid driverís license and/or access to transportation for statewide travel.
SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:† Must be an active member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and in Good Standing.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS:† Thorough knowledge of judicial procedures and rules.† Thorough knowledge of common, statutory and constitutional laws of the state.† Thorough knowledge of court and legal procedures.† Thorough knowledge of state and federal laws relating to the programs within assigned area.† Knowledge of the principles of supervision, administration, and systems management as applicable to specialized program area.† Ability to prepare legal pleadings, briefs and memoranda.† Ability to perform legal research.† Ability to render effective decisions and deal tactfully with the courts, law enforcement officials, state department heads and the public.† Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT:† This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.