Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
New Britain, CT
|Date Opened||7/20/2020 09:00:00 AM|
|Salary||$101,066 - $137,814/year (New state employees begin at minimum of range)|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||8/27/2020 11:59:00 PM|
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 electric, natural gas, water and telecommunication companies and is the franchising authority for the state's cable television companies. Ensuring affordable and reliable service from these sectors is critical to maintaining public health and safety and a thriving economy in the state of Connecticut. PURA is statutorily charged with regulating many aspects of Connecticut's utility sector, including but not limited to: ensuring the prudence of electric system modernization, natural gas system expansion and water system infrastructure investments, reviewing mergers and acquisitions in all the above regulated sectors, conducting periodic utility rate cases, overseeing service quality, safety, and investment for the state's telecommunications infrastructure, and implementing federal requirements for natural gas pipeline safety.
PURA currently has a job opportunity for an Energy and Environmental Protection Office Director (Legal). This position will manage the new Office of Education, Outreach & Enforcement. In this capacity, the Office Director (Legal) will manage the Authority’s prosecutorial functions in docketed proceedings, oversee the public engagement conducted by Authority staff, and perform investigative functions as needed.
We offer a competitive benefits package including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan, and a multitude of other benefits.
The position will be located at Ten Franklin Square, New Britain, CT.
This position is 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.
Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.
Questions regarding this opportunity should be directed to: DEEP Human Resources. DEEP.HumanResources@ct.gov, (860)424-3006.
This position is non-examined. Open to the public.
Candidates invited to interview will be asked to provide three (3) professional references.
Candidates currently employed by the state will be asked to provide their last two performance appraisals
Performs a variety of difficult, complex and sensitive legal work; researches and advises Commissioner and senior level staff on matters pertaining to legislation, regulations, enforcement, administrative procedures and adjudication; drafts legislation and regulations; conducts hearings and prepares decisions; coordinates and negotiates resolution of enforcement actions; assists staff and Office of Attorney General with court preparation; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies, municipal, state and federal governments; provides assistance to staff in regard to enforcement issues and orders and civil penalties; directs staff and operations of office; determines priorities and coordinates, plans and manages activities; formulates office goals and objectives and ensures implementation of same; reviews and evaluates effectiveness of established or proposed policies and/or programs assessing options and developing recommendations for improvement; conducts performance evaluations; prepares reports and correspondence; recommends policy; drafts policy statements and regulations; prepares or assists in development of office budget; performs related duties as required.
Specific responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Considerable knowledge of relevant environmental, energy, and conservation programs, laws and regulations; considerable knowledge of environmental protection and energy principles, practices and issues; knowledge of administrative law; skill in researching and preparing matters involving contested cases; ability to comprehend and interpret complex laws and regulations; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to apply relevant agency policies and procedures; ability to initiate and direct programs; analytical, negotiating and organizational skills.
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.