PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the coordination of formal public utilities proceedings before the department.
Works under the general supervision of an employee of higher grade.
May lead lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Prepares and monitors master schedule, charting progress of each application or petition filed with department; assures investigations required by statute are initiated on time; reviews applications for conformance to laws and regulations; prepares timetables for individual cases coordinating schedules of professional staff, commissioners and applicants throughout decision making process, monitoring progress, adjusting time table and recommending overtime work for timely issuance of decision; reviews scheduling, notices of hearings, and routine correspondence for accuracy and statutory compliance; confers with professional staff and company representatives in preparing hearing plans; coordinates staff work, assuring responsibilities are clearly allocated among departments; prepares advance outline of decision, showing responsibility for writing each section; drafts decisions from applications, transcripts and other written documents for commissioners' approval or, in the more complex cases, coordinates drafting of a decision, reviewing sections written by professional staff to ensure clarity; drafts legal notices and other correspondence; serves as liaison between legal and technical staff to ensure proper and complete administrative record is set forth in analysis sections to support conclusions reached in decision; coordinates staff to ensure compliance with department decisions; may preside over pre-hearing conferences; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply relevant agency statutes and regulations; knowledge of engineering, accounting, economic, legal and financial terminology and issues related to public utility regulations; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience involving the application or administration of statutes or regulations dealing with a regulatory agency or regulated business.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A law degree from an accredited school of law may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
This replaces the existing title of and specification for class of Public Utilities Administrative Hearings Coordinator in Salary Group AR 21 approved effective September 25, 1996. (2012 SCOPE Review)