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General Counsel

Connecticut Airport Authority Windsor Locks, CT

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description: UNCLASSIFIED JOB OPPORTUNITY General Counsel Open To: Members of the Public who meet the minimum educational and experience requirements listed below. Location: Connecticut Airport Authority, Bradley International Airport - Windsor Locks, CT. Job Posting No: CAA0109303 Hours: Normal Schedule Monday to Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (40 hours per week) Salary Range: $165,239.00 - $247,858.00 Closing Date: November 30, 2021 SUMMARY: As a member of the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) senior management team, this position is responsible for all legal work and directing the work of any outside counsel working on behalf of the CAA, and for acting as legal advisor to the Board of Directors and the Executive Director. Works on an interdepartmental basis with other CAA departments to achieve established organizational strategic goals and objectives. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to the following: Provides advice and timely feedback to the Executive Director regarding projects, Authority issues and assignments.Advises the Board of Directors with respect to its legal obligations and responsibilities.Coordinates, plans, and manages all legal activities both internally and externally.Formulates a program for procuring, managing, and providing legal services for and to the CAA.Interprets and administers pertinent laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.Prepares the proposed CAA legal services budget.Maintains contact with individuals both within and outside of the CAA who might have an impact on CAA activities or issues.Conducts, directs, and oversees the research of legal issues relating to the CAA.Examines potential litigation and makes recommendations to the Executive Director.Represents the CAA or oversees outside legal counsel assigned to represent the CAA in bonding issues, construction matters, FAA representation, procurement, insurance claims or issues, and litigation and other administrative proceedings.Drafts legal memoranda, legal opinion letters or declaratory rulings.Participates in the drafting and review of proposed regulations, CAA policies and guidance documents.Oversees the negotiation, drafting, legal review and approval of CAA contracts and agreements which includes, but is not limited to real estate leases, operating agreements, license agreements, land purchase agreements, easements, grant agreements, user agreements and permits.Manages all FOIA requests for the CAA.Performs related duties as required and/or as assigned by the Executive Director. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises the work of outside legal counsel as necessary. May supervise lower-level staff as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job satisfactorily, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and independently. The requirements listed are representative, but not necessarily all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required: Considerable knowledge of legal principles, practices, and procedures in Connecticut.Considerable knowledge of legal research techniques, including methods and procedures of legislative research.Considerable knowledge of the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act.Considerable knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes, regulations, and legislation.Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public administration including policy development, implementation, and evaluation.Considerable knowledge of how Connecticut Quasi-public State Agencies function and operate.Knowledge of the rules of evidence.Knowledge of the legislative and regulatory processes.Considerable interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with and coordinate with airport partners including airlines, engineers, architects, consultants and contractors, tenants, lessees, businesses, State, federal, regional, and local officials and other departments within the CAA.Considerable oral and written communication skills.Considerable ability to apply judicial decisions to the interpretation of statutes.Considerable ability to analyze and organize technical data and coordinate elements of legal cases.Considerable negotiating and contract management skills. An individual serving in this position must be able to successfully undergo a thorough background and security screening, including being fingerprinted, and maintain required security clearance during the duration of employment. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: A juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school.Must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut within six (6) months of hire.Ten (10) years experience practicing law.Experience practicing law related to airport/aviation matters is preferred.Experience in Real Estate contracts.Working knowledge of State of Connecticut quasi-public agencies and/or state executive branch agencies. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Walking throughout the terminal to visit tenants and other business partners.Prolonged sitting and viewing a computer monitor.Miscellaneous travel to other CAA, state, federal, business partner, contractor, and other sites as necessary to effectively perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Climate controlled office environment at the State’s largest commercial airportAirport environment where high levels of security are maintained.Duties may require exposure to the elements and various modes of transportation. Application Instructions: Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above requirements should submit a CAA Employment Application, a letter of interest, and resume. This may be done by clicking on the below link. State of Connecticut employees will be asked to also submit the previous 2 service ratings and previous 12 months’ attendance records should they be selected for interview. Application packages must be received by the close of business on November 30, 2021 in order to be considered for this position. THE CAA IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION: BY SUMBITTING THIS APPLICATION, I AGREE THAT:I understand that nothing in this employment application, in the CAA policy statement or personnel guidelines or in my communications with any CAA official is intended to create an employment contract between the CAA and me.I understand that the CAA has the right to modify its policies without my agreement and without giving me any notice of the changes. No promises regarding employment have been made to me and I understand that no such promise or guarantee is binding upon the CAA unless it is made in writing and signed by a company officer.I understand that employment will be subject to my submitting documentary proof of my identity and legal eligibility to work.I understand that if I am employed, such employment is, unless superseded by collective bargaining agreement, at-will and for an indefinite period of time, and that the CAA or I may terminate my employment at any time for any reason, with or without cause.The CAA has the right to change wages, benefits and other terms of and conditions of employment at any time for any reason, with or without cause.The CAA also has the right to verify any of the statements made in my application for employment; to solicit documents or information related to the information on my application, including matters of education, employment or opinion related to character, ability and past conduct; and I hereby authorize the release of such information in written and/or verbal form to the CAA. I hereby release all organizations, institutions, companies, and individuals from all liability for any damage for releasing this information. A copy or facsimile transmittal of this authorization shall be acceptable as my valid authorization for the above.I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application and I understand that misrepresentation or omissions of facts are cause for withdrawal of employment offers and/or termination of employment. I hereby affirm that to the best of my knowledge all answers to the following are true and correct.Pursuant with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, newly hired employees must furnish proof of eligibility for employment in the United States.Applicants are responsible for the costs associated with providing documentation from a recognized USA accredited service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies for degrees from institutions of higher learning located outside the United States. 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Connecticut Airport Authority


Windsor Locks, CT
06096 USA



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