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Employment Opportunities

Positions available with the Legislative Commissioners' Office


Legislative Attorneys
Open to: The Public
Location: Hartford
Hours: Full-Time
Salary: Starting salary $67,727
Closing Date: September 26, 2014

General Knowledge: Connecticut General Assembly's nonpartisan legal services office seeks one full-time staff attorney and three full-time temporary attorneys for an exciting opportunity in a dynamic environment. Primary responsibilities are working with legislators in drafting legislation and serving as legal counsel to one or more legislative committees. Additional responsibilities include performing related legislative legal services, indexing and codifying public acts for publication, and reviewing proposed state agency regulations.

For full-time staff attorney, starting salary of $67,727, plus excellent health insurance, retirement and other fringe benefits. For full-time temporary attorneys, position term is December 2014 to June 2015, at per diem salary of $259.46.

Required Skills and Ability: Requires superior writing and analytical skills, thoroughness, accuracy and attention to detail, strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, and initiative. Must perform excellent work under tight deadlines, and be willing and able to work very long hours during legislative sessions. Excellent academic record, law degree, and admission to Connecticut bar at time of hiring required.

For all positions, letter of application, resume and writing sample (5 - 7 pages) must be submitted by U.S. Mail or overnight courier service or hand-delivered to:

Attorney Search

Legislative Commissioners' Office - Suite 5500

Legislative Office Building

Hartford, CT 06106

Letter of application should specify how the applicant meets the requirements of the position as described in this advertisement. Applications must be received by September 26, 2014.

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