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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER III

Recruitment #18-002247-0068

Introduction

The Public Service Commission (PSC or 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. The PSC’s jurisdiction extends to taxicabs operating in the City of Baltimore, Baltimore County, Cumberland, and Hagerstown.

The categories of regulated public service companies are listed below: electric utilities; gas utilities; combination gas and electric utilities; telecommunications companies; water, and water and sewerage companies; passenger motor vehicle carriers (sedans, limousines, and buses); railroad companies; taxicab companies; and other public service companies.

The Commission is empowered to hear and decide matters relating to: (1) rate adjustments; (2) applications to exercise or abandon franchises; (3) applications to modify the type or scope of service; (4) approval of issuance of securities; (5) promulgation of new rules and regulations; and (6) quality of utility and common carrier service.

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

William Donald Schaefer Tower

6 St. Paul Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Public Service Commission is seeking a full-time Administrative Officer III in the Administrative Services Division. This position serves as the Administrative Service Coordinator for all tasks relating to the Commission's mail log, docketing processes, utility tariff, and weekly agenda processes associated with official filings and correspondence received that is directed to the Executive Secretary.

POSITION DUTIES

Supervises two Administrative Specialists, one Administrative Aide, and one contractual office secretary

Assists in the processing of official filings and correspondence received by the Office of the Executive Secretary

Prepares the final orders, letter orders, notices, satisfy or answer letters resulting from formal complaints to utility companies

Drafts letters, orders or directives resulting from other decisions of the Commission in the normal course of business

Manages the process for the Commission's official utility tariffs, Confidential Agreements, Telecommunications Company Applications for Operating Authority, and the Commission's Utility Database

Assists in managing the administrative dockets initiated by the Commission

Other administrative tasks as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: Three years experience in administrative or professional work.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

 2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included the regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.  

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum of three (3) years supervisory experience

Record management and retention experience

Database management and entry experience

Electronic Legislative Filing system experience

COMAR style manual knowledge

Copy, editing, or proofreading experience

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure to provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation may be required prior to hire.

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.

Only candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be evaluated for this position and placed on an eligibility list for one year. The list will be used by the hiring agency to fill this position only. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, certification, training, and experience relating to the requirement for this job. The rating will be based on your application. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information in your application.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to:

Department of Budget and Management

301 West Preston Street

Suite 608

Baltimore, MD 21201

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please call 410-767-3386.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. 

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