Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Energy and Environmental Protection Director Of Adjudications

Public Utilities Regulatory Authority

Recruitment #200128-0084MP-001

Introduction

 

At the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP), we are dedicated to conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and the environment- and increasing the availability of cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy.

 

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) is statutorily charged with regulating the rates and services of Connecticut's investor owned electricity, natural gas, water and telecommunication companies.  PURA balances the public's right to safe, adequate and reliable utility service at reasonable rates with the provider's right to a reasonable return on its investment. PURA also keeps watch over competitive utility services to promote equity among the competitors while customers reap the price and quality benefits of competition and are protected from unfair business practices.   PURA’s mission is to ensure that public utilities operate with integrity, reliability and efficiency.  As the utility industry evolves to meet the changing demands of customers, PURA is seeking innovative ways to gather, analyze, and assess information from the utilities and the market and to implement programs and mechanisms that promote safety, resilience, and reasonable rates.

 

PURA is currently seeking candidates for the Director of Adjudications position.    The Director of Adjudications manages the PURA’s adjudications portfolio and supervises the agency’s staff attorneys, hearing officers, and case coordinators.  The position will be located at Ten Franklin Square in New Britain, CT. The city is a short distance from downtown Hartford with easy access to Boston and New York.  The region provides incredible quality of life with reasonably-priced housing, short commutes, and an array of outdoor and cultural activities.

 

This position is 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:30pm.

 

A PDF or Word version of a resume should be submitted with the application.

 

Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: DEEP Human Resources. DEEP.HumanResources@ct.gov, (860)424-3006

Selection Plan

This position is non-examined. Open to the public.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for directing adjudicators engaged in conducting hearings under the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and/or Uniform Administrative Procedure Act.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; plans, formulates and revises all administrative procedures used within the department; conducts hearings on contested cases taking into consideration pertinent laws and precedent decisions; recommends policy; drafts policy statements and regulations; serves as an advisor to Commissioner on all administrative procedures and adjudicatory matters; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of public administration and application and interpretation of statutes and regulations; knowledge of administrative law; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; skill in researching and preparing matters involving contested cases; ability to comprehend and interpret complex laws and regulations; some trial ability; supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of experience in the practice of law including administrative law.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of energy, water, telecommunications, and/or utility law; 
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; 
  • Knowledge of legal principles, practices and procedures in Connecticut; 
  • Knowledge of the Uniform Administrative Procedure Act, FOI, ethics, the Code of Judicial Conduct, and civil procedures; 
  • Knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and legislation;
  • Knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; Knowledge of the rules of evidence; 
  • Knowledge of the legislative process; 
  • Ability to apply judicial decisions to the interpretation of statutes; 
  • Ability to comprehend, analyze and organize technical data and coordinate elements of legal cases; 
  • Training or coursework covering project planning, problem solving, and coordination of multiple administrative tasks to meet specified project deadlines.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut.

Conclusion

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.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.