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ADMINISTRATOR III

SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE COMMISSIONERS (POLICY)

Recruitment #21-006096-0005

Introduction

The Maryland Public Service Commission is seeking a Special Assistant to the Commissioners, focusing on policy matters.  This position will directly support the Commissioners by conducting research and providing advice on various policy, legal, and technical issues, as well as performing other duties. Excellent written and verbal analytical and communications skills are required to perform the duties of this position.


This position is a “political special appointment” and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority (“Commission”).

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

6 St. Paul Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

This special assistant role will directly support the Commissioners, conducting research and providing advice on various technical/policy issues, as well as other duties.

POSITION DUTIES

  • Reviewing, evaluating  and assisting Commissioners with pending matters before them, including testimony and pleadings submitted to the Commission, and on matters before federal or other state regulatory agencies; 

      • Working on emerging issues in the energy industry; 

        • Preparing reports and handling sensitive projects for the Commissioners; 

        • Liaising with Commission Advisors, Commission Management, Technical Staff, and State legislative personnel; and 

        • Performing certain administrative duties, such as meeting and hearing preparation for the Commissioners and legislative session matters.
      • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

        Education:  Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university, in law or public policy or a related discipline.

        Experience:  One year of experience performing utility, energy, economic policy analysis or policy development. 
        Note:  An advanced degree may be substituted for the one year of experience.

        DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

        • A Juris Doctorate and/or Graduate Degree.  
        • Knowledge and a practical understanding of electricity, gas or telecommunications industries, corporate finance, accounting, or renewable energy. 
        • Several years of experience in law, public policy, or a related area.

        LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

        Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

        SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

        U.S. Citizen or Resident Alien Status.

        SELECTION PROCESS

        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 placed on the eligible (employment) 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 be provided prior to hire.

        EXAMINATION PROCESS

        The evaluation 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.

        BENEFITS

        FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

        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 questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov 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.