STAFF ATTORNEY I, II and III, (Public Service Commission)
|Department||Public Service Commission|
|Date Opened||8/23/2018 11:55:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||9/13/2018 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||I($53,193 - $85,401) II($56,743 - $91,107) III($60,543-$97,203)|
The Maryland Public Service Commission (Commission) is seeking two attorneys 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.
Staff Attorney I, Grade 19
Staff Attorney II, Grade 20
Staff Attorney III, Grade 21
LOCATION OF POSITION
William Donald Schaeffer Tower
6 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Main Purpose of Job
The position(s) may be filled with either a recent graduate or an attorney practicing at the intermediate level, who can provide legal services to the technical staff of the Public Service Commission.
Representation of Commission technical staff in Commission proceedings, including witness preparation, cross-examination, and brief preparation
Participation in and Chairing of Commission-sponsored work groups
Development and presentation of regulations
Review and drafting of legislation
Review and development of Staff's positions on public policy
Monitoring and enforcement matters
Excellent communication skills required, both oral and written
Education: Possession of a Juris Doctor or equivalent degree from an accredited school of law.
Staff Attorney I: None
Staff Attorney II, III: Two years of experience in a government agency practicing law related to the regulation of public utilities.
Note: 1. Three years of experience practicing law in a regulated public service industry may be substituted for the required experience.
2. 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. Mainly used for your trainee level in class series.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate should have prior experience as a practicing attorney, with litigation experience preferred. Prior experience in the public utility field is a plus.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
1. A candidate 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. An employee in this classification must become a member of the Maryland Bar within 18 months of appointment. Failure to obtain Maryland Bar certification within this time period 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. An employee 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 operators license valid in the State of Maryland.
State law prohibits employees in this classification from engaging in certain transactions with or having interest in public service companies which may fall under the purview of the Public Service Commission, in accordance with Public Utilities Article, Sections 2-302 through 2-309, 13-101, 13-201, 13-204 and 13-207 of the Annotated Code 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 for 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.
The on-line application process is STRONGLY preferred. If the on-line application process is not available, you may submit a paper application, supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to:
Department of Budget and Management
Recruitment and Examination Division
301 W. Preston St.,
Baltimore, MD 21201
For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please call 410-767-4850.
For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service needs to be provided before hire.
All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.
Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the on-line or paper application.
Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling 410-767-3623.
We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.
Bilingual applicants are also encouraged to apply.
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As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.