Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Public Utilities Administrative Hearings Coordinator

Recruitment #211214-2469AR-001

Introduction



Are you looking to pursue your passion in providing critical support in the legal field? 
If so, we encourage you to consider this opportunity! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is currently looking for a Public Utilities Administrative Hearings Coordinator to join our team within the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA). This position will be located at Ten Franklin Square, New Britain, CT. 

About Us: 

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority 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 oversees 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. 

Position Highlights: 

The Coordinator will be expected to manage all administrative and operational aspects of the Adjudications unit, including docket scheduling, interfacing with internal and external stakeholders, tracking contracts/invoices, developing and drafting standard procedures, and preparing legal correspondence. 

The Coordinator will at times serve as a liaison between the Legal Director and other units of the agency, including on issues such as progress tracking, scheduling, and coordination. This position will report directly to the Legal Director/General Counsel of the agency providing critical administrative and operational support. 

What we can offer you: 

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes: 
  • Excellent health and dental coverage; 
  • A generous retirement plan; 
  • Paid time off; 
  • A healthy work - life balance! 
Watch below to learn how you can make an impact
             

Selection Plan

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3a) .

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified.


The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

Please ensure that your application is complete and displays your qualifications. You will be unable to make revisions once it is submitted. 

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Tyler Cashman at Tyler.Cashman@ct.gov.

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Specific responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
• Works closely with legal advisors on dockets assigned to the Adjudications Unit to ensure timely resolution.
• Coordinates and tracks internal trainings related to Legal issues, including writing and ethics.
• Identifies and defines new operational strategies for consideration.
• Manages and ensures the efficiency and productivity of the Legal Director’s daily operations through collaboration with senior management and department leaders, performing an array of administrative tasks from managing calendars, generating correspondence, maintaining hard copy and electronic files.
• Advises and assists the Legal Director with planning and scheduling meetings, conferences, teleconferences and travel.

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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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will possess:
  • Experience in project management reporting, with a focus on interdepartmental communication; 
  • Experience in data analysis, database and budget management; 
  • Experience in Microsoft Office 365 applications, including SharePoint and Teams; 
  • Experience with content management systems; 
  • Experience drafting legal documents; 
  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously and to work independently. 

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.