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Attorney IV-V

Company: Office of Public Utility Counsel
Location: Austin
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Job Description:

Location: Austin, Texas, , United StatesPosted: 2020-02-20Position Title: Attorney IV-VCompany Name: Office of Public Utility CounselSector: OtherJob Type: Full-timeMin Education: Juris DoctorateOFFICE OF PUBLIC UTILITY COUNSEL

LORI COBOS, CHIEF EXECUTIVE & PUBLIC COUNSEL 1 #19-09

OPEN: December 2, 2019

CLOSE: Until Filled Senior Attorney (Senior Assistant Public Counsel) Attorney IV - V Monthly Salary: $7,250 - $8,085/month (Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience) (More than one position may be filled from this posting)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Attorney will represent the Office of Public Utility Counsel (OPUC) in complex administrative law proceedings, including contested case proceedings, rulemaking proceedings, and as necessary, appeals of regulatory agency decisions at state and federal court. The Attorney must have advanced administrative law litigation experience, preferably in the electric and/or water utility industries in Texas; advanced experience with regulatory and contested case litigation processes before the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) or other regulatory agency and the State Office of Administrative Hearing (SOAH); strong ability to interpret laws, regulations, rules, and policy decisions; strong, advanced legal writing skills; strong communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

* Represents OPUC in complex administrative law proceedings, including contested case proceedings and rulemaking proceedings, in the electric and water utility industries before the PUCT and SOAH

* Leads representation in complex administrative law litigation, including preparation for and trial of electric and water utility rate-related cases; developing motions, pleadings, briefs, and other legal documents; working with expert witnesses to develop written expert testimony; conducting discovery and depositions; working with other attorneys assigned to the case; and developing and executing litigation strategy

* Leads representation in complex rulemaking proceedings, including analyzing and interpreting existing rules and proposed rule amendments; developing comments, and working with other attorneys and/or staff assigned to the proceeding

* Leads representation in appeals of regulatory agency decisions before state and federal court, as necessary

* Provides assistance with legal matters in the telecommunications industry, as needed

* Analyzes and interprets state and federal law, regulations, rules, and policy decisions

* Assists with analyzing and interpreting pending and passed legislation

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

* Law degree from an accredited law school

* Licensed to practice law in Texas, with good standing at the State Bar of Texas

* Minimum of five (5) years of advanced administrative law litigation experience, including contested case proceedings, appeals of regulatory agency decisions before state and federal court, and rulemaking proceedings

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

* Administrative law experience in the electric and/or water utility industries in Texas

REQUIRED: A legal writing sample will be required from candidates that are interviewed by the Chief Executive and Public Counsel.

MILITARY OCCUPATION CODES:

Remarks:

  • Candidates invited to interview may be required to submit a transcript and/or a writing sample.
  • License to practice law in Texas of the selected candidate will be verified through the State Bar of Texas.
  • The position may require additional work hours including evenings, weekends, and/or holidays to meet critical deadlines.
  • More than one position may be filled under this posting.
  • OPUC participates in E-verify and will provide to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
  • A satisfactory driving record may be required for driving a state or personal vehicle to conduct agency business. Employees may have their driving record evaluated.
  • Employees are required to comply with Office policies and provisions outlined in the employee handbook.
  • The Office of Public Utility Counsel has a Post-Employment Restriction - details furnished upon request.
    APPLICATION:

    Send State of Texas application and references to: Texas Office of Public Utility Counsel

    ATTN: Janalee Paiz P.O. Box 12397 Austin, TX 78711-2397

    Phone: 512-936-7515 Fax: 512-936-7525

    Email: Attorney Attorney Attorney Attorney Attorney Attorney PI118328765

Keywords: Office of Public Utility Counsel, Austin , Attorney IV-V, Legal , Austin, Texas

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