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Recruitment #24-009020-0002


The Maryland Office of People's Counsel seeks a creative, energetic attorney to join it in advocating, amid climate change, for the economic and environmental interests of the State's residential consumers of public utility services such as electricity and natural gas.

 The level of position filled (Assistant People’s Counsel I, II, III or IV) will be based on the candidate's level of experience.

This is a Special Appointment position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.

***Candidates Must submit a cover letter, resume. and two writing samples.  The preferred method is to upload required materials with application.  Please use any of the available slots under the "other" tab under "required additional materials" in the application.  If unable to upload please send to Carissa Ralbovsky,  via email at**


OPC 0001


6 St. Paul Street, Suite 2102, Baltimore, Maryland 21202


Attorneys work includes energy law, economics, and environmental policy, developing policy positions as well as litigating public utility matters. We work to hold utilities accountable for their performance and to ensure Maryland consumers are protected against unjust and unreasonable rate increases for services, while also advocating for policies that further the State's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Our work includes appearances before the Maryland Public Service Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and State and federal appellate courts, as well as testimony before legislative committees. We also participate in state and national-level policy initiatives regarding consumer issues and incorporation of new technologies - including distributed resources, renewable generation, and electric vehicles - onto the electric grid.


APC I   $69,124 - $113,410

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

Experience: None.

APC II   $101,463 - 132,626

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

Experience: Eighteen months of experience in a government agency  practicing law related to the regulation of public utilities or two years of experience as a practicing Attorney.

APC III  $112,403 - $144,283

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

Experience: Three years of experience in a government agency practicing law related to the regulation of public utilities or four years of experience as a practicing Attorney.

APC IV  $123,183 - $175,928

Education:   A Juris Doctor degree 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.


1. Employees 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 the Public Utilities Article, Public Services and Utilities, Title 2 Public Service Commission and People's Counsel, Section 203 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.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application (resume and cover letter) regarding your qualifications.
1. Admission to the Maryland Bar. 
2. Consumer protection and administrative litigation experience is a plus.  
3. Background in or familiarity with utility regulation, economics, engineering, or accounting will enhance the application.

Selection Plan

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.


Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For the additional required materials the preferred method is to upload to application.  However if unable to upload please send via email to Carissa Ralbovsky at

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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