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Recruitment #18-005483-0018


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.




William Donald Schaefer Tower

6 Saint Paul Street

Baltimore, MD  21202 

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Public Service Commission Office of General Counsel seeks a full-time Attorney to provide legal and policy advice to the Commission on a wide array of matters related to the regulation of gas, electric, transportation, telecommunications and other industries.  

This Special Appointment position serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority ("the Commission").


Duties will include:

Providing analysis, advice and support to the Commission on matters pending before it and on matters before other State and federal regulatory agencies;

Reviewing, evaluating and providing analysis of applications, transactional documents, testimony and pleadings submitted to the Commission;

Preparing draft Commission orders;

Providing oral and written briefings on matters of interest to the Commission;

Litigating cases in State and federal courts, and appearing before the federal regulatory agencies.

Excellent writing, verbal, and communications skills are required to perform the duties of this position.

A valid authorization to work in the U.S. is required. 



Education:  Possession of a Juris Doctorate Degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.

Experience:  Five years of legal experience.


Experience in Administrative law and/or utility regulation, including practice before a regulatory utility commission;

Trial and appellate litigation experience;

Practical knowledge of State personnel law and the State procurement process; 

A background in economics, business, accounting, environmental law or engineering;

Proficiency with Westlaw (or other online legal research tools) and Microsoft Word is desirable;    

Experience supervising others.    


1.  Candidates must be members of the Maryland Bar.

2.  Candidates must possess a driver’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please make sure to 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 and placed on the eligibility list for at least one year.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.


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



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application (by the closing date) to:         

Department of Budget and Management

Recruitment and Examination Division

301 West Preston Street, Room 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. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.