STAFF ATTORNEY II, PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Staff Counsel Division
|Department||PSC Staff Attorney|
|Date Opened||1/26/2023 5:00:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||2/9/2023 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$72,340.00 - $112,091.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Tamar Duppins-Stokes|
The Maryland Public Service Commission (Commission) is seeking an attorney to work in the Staff Counsel Division. The Commission regulates public utilities and certain passenger transportation companies doing business in Maryland. The Commission regulates gas, electric, telephone, water, and sewage disposal companies. Also subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission are electricity suppliers, fees for pilotage services to vessels, construction of a generating station and certain common carriers engaged in the transportation for hire of persons.
LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
- Reviewing filings made before the Commission and helping to assess the requested actions’ potential effects on the achievement of state goals with respect to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
- Assessing policy arguments made before the Commission regarding Maryland greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
- Presenting Staff positions and recommendations regarding Maryland greenhouse gas emissions and climate change to the Commission,
- Representation of Commission technical staff in Commission proceedings, including witness preparation, cross examination and brief preparation.
- Participating in and sharing in Commission sponsored work groups.
- Development and presentation of regulations Review and drafting of legislation.
- Review and development of Staff’s position on public policy.
- Monitoring and enforcement of matters.
- Excellent communication skills required both oral and written.
Education: Possession of a Juris Doctor or equivalent degree from an accredited school of law; educational coursework related to climate science, climate change, or greenhouse gas reduction.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate should have prior experience as a practicing attorney, with litigation experience. Preference will be given to those with prior experience in the public utility field and experience with the application of fair labor standards.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
1. Candidates for a position in this classification must be a member of the Bar in any state or federal jurisdiction, at the time of appointment.
2. Employees in this classification must be Attorneys-at-law, who are duly admitted and enrolled to practice before the Court of Appeals of this State within 18 months of appointment. Failure to obtain Court of Appeals admission and enrollment within 18 months of appointment will constitute grounds for termination from the position. This requirement is set by the Public Service Commission in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 20.07.01.04.
3. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. An employee assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.
Only Candidates who meet the minimum qualification will be evaluated for this classification. Please note that you will be required to provide proof upon hire of all education, certifications, and work experience. For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, and Qualified placed on the employment list for one year. This will be used by the hiring agency to fill this position only.
The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience relating to the requirement of this job. The rating will be based on your application. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all experience and/or education that are related to this job.