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Staff Attorney II The candidate manages responses to inquiries under the Freedom of Information Act; reviews responsive documents for statutory exemptions to disclosure prior to making public records available to requests; defends the agency before the Freedom of Information Commission. Provides day-to-day legal support, including requests for assignment of outside counsel, on issues relating to the departmentâ€™s programs, including to economic and community development, tax credits, film and digital media, brownfields, dry cleaning establishment remediation, arts, tourism, and historic preservation. Develops various assistance agreements for loans and grants that conform to departmental contractual needs; prepares and reviews proposed contracts, assistance agreements, interagency memoranda of understanding, and other legal instruments to safeguard departmental interests. Interprets state and federal statutes and regulations pertaining to powers and duties of the Commissioner, the department, the departmentâ€™s programs, including but not limited to economic and community development, tax credits, film and digital media, brownfields, arts, tourism, and historic preservation. Provides legal support in the creation or modification of agency programs and in the drafting and review of proposed legislation. Should have 2+ years of experience in the practice of law. Must have 3+ years of experience in the practice of law at the level of Staff Attorney 2 in the same state agency. Experience with negotiating, drafting, and/or substantively reviewing documents for secured commercial transactions, such as loans; drafting contracts; bankruptcy matters, or real property transactions is preferred. Experience responding to inquiries under the Freedom of Information Act is preferred. Legislative experience, including drafting regulations and statutes is preferred. Considerable knowledge of legal principles, practices and procedures in Connecticut is needed. Knowledge of legal research techniques is considered. Knowledge of the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act is needed. Knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and legislation is needed. Knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures are needed. Knowledge of the rules of evidence; knowledge of criminal and constitutional law and legislative process is needed. Deadline: 20 March, 2018.
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