State of Maryland

ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL III, PSC (#005021)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $65,901.00-$105,818.00 Yearly


GRADE

22

NATURE OF WORK

Assistants General Counsel, Public Service Commission I, II and III provide legal representation for the people of the state in utility related matters. Employees in these classifications do not supervise but may provide guidance and advice to less experienced attorneys.

Employees in these classifications receive close (I), moderate, (II) general (III) supervision from a higher level attorney of the Public Service Commission. An employee in this classification may be required to travel throughout the State in order to present a case at a hearing.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Prosecutes alleged violations of utility related matters;

Gathers and analyzes case evidence and plans and develops legal strategy and case presentations;

Counsels and advises complainants regarding legal issues, rights and procedures;

Prepares opinions, briefs and other legal documents;

Negotiates and drafts settlement agreements;

May draft bills and regulations;

May analyze legislative bills and prepare legislative testimony;

May act as senior attorney when paired with an attorney who is less experienced regarding the issues of an assigned case;

May provide training on legal issues to Public Service Commission staff and to the general public;

Performs other related duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Juris Doctor or equivalent degree from an accredited school of law.

Experience: Experience as a practicing attorney.

Notes:

1.    An Assistant General Counsel, PSC must be a member of the Maryland Bar at the time of appointment.

2.     Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in judge advocate general classification or judge advocate general specialty codes in the general attorney field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Education: Possession of a Juris Doctor or equivalent degree from an accredited school of law.

Experience: Experience as a practicing attorney.

Notes:

1. An Assistant General Counsel, PSC must be a member of the Maryland Bar at the time of appointment.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

A Class Description provides information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work and General Requirements for a classification in the Management Service or a classification in the Skilled or Professional Service in which all positions have been designated Special Appointments.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

Class descriptions broadly define groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Established

Mar 1 2012 12:00AM

Date Revised

08/01/2014

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 005021; EST: 3/1/2012; REV: 8/1/2014;

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