State of Maryland

ASSISTANT PEOPLE’S COUNSEL IV (#009023)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $70,339.00-$137,444.00 Yearly


GRADE

9990

NATURE OF WORK

An Assistant People’s Counsel IV is the advanced level of work providing legal services for the Office of People’s Counsel. An Assistant People’s Counsel IV performs all of the duties of an Assistant People’s Counsel III, and, in addition, an attorney in this position would have responsibility for major cases in a particular industry (i.e., the natural gas, electric, telecommunication or water industries). In addition to responsibility for major cases, an attorney in this position is required to review proposed federal and state legislation, rules or regulations within their respective industries and to recommend agency positions on these pending statutes, rules and regulations. An attorney in this position would also be required, for matters within their particular industry, to draft legislation, testify before federal and state legislative committees, and meet with federal and state regulators and federal and state elected officials to advocate for policies within the particular industry adopted by the People’s Counsel.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from the People’s Counsel or the Deputy People’s Counsel.

An employee in this classification may be required to travel throughout the State to attend evening and weekend hearings and may be required to work overtime to meet deadlines.

The Assistant People’s Counsel IV is differentiated from the Assistant People’s Counsel III in that the Assistant People’s Counsel IV functions as a specialist for a particular industry while the Assistant People’s Counsel III does not. The Assistant People’s Counsel IV is differentiated from the Deputy People’s Counsel in that the Deputy People’s Counsel supervises the Assistant People’s Counsel I, II, III and IV.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

An attorney in this position would be responsible for and held accountable for making sure that the People’s Counsel is aware of all significant federal and state legislative proposals and agendas of the companies within the attorney’s particular industry.

In performing this function, this attorney would have to monitor the trade press; participate in committee work for the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates; and network with industry members, regulators and other consumers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: Four years of experience in a government agency practicing law related to the regulation of public utilities or five years as a practicing attorney.

Notes:

1. An employee in this classification must be a member of the Bar of any state or federal jurisdiction at the time of appointment and must become a member of the Maryland Bar within 18 months of appointment.

2. The above requirements are set by the Office of People’s Counsel in accordance with Article 78, Sections 14 – 15B of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

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

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

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

Experience: Four years of experience in a government agency practicing law related to the regulation of public utilities or five years as a practicing attorney.

Notes:

1. An employee in this classification must be a member of the Bar of any state or federal jurisdiction at the time of appointment and must become a member of the Maryland Bar within 18 months of appointment.

2. The above requirements are set by the Office of People’s Counsel in accordance with Article 78, Sections 14 – 15B of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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

Sep 1 2000 12:00AM

Date Revised

09/01/2014

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 009023; EST: 9/1/2014; REV: ;

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