June 29, 2022
Florida Public Service Commission
Office of General Counsel
Senior Attorney - SES
Position Number: 61000184
Anticipated Hiring Salary or Range: $54,500 - $77,000
Advertisement No.: 22036
Application Deadline: July 12, 2022
The Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) is committed to making sure that Florida's consumers receive some of their most essential services - electric, natural gas, telephone, water, and wastewater - in a safe, reasonable, and reliable manner. In doing so, the FPSC exercises regulatory authority over utilities in one or more of three key areas: rate base/economic regulation; competitive market oversight; and monitoring of safety, reliability, and service.
Description of Job Duties:
The Senior Attorney the Florida Public Service Commission hires will work in the Economic Regulation Section or the Regulatory Analysis Section of the Office of General Counsel. The Economic Regulation Section handles legal work for the Commission concerning ratemaking, certification, and territorial issues in the water, wastewater, electric, and gas industries. The Regulatory Analysis Section handles legal work for the Commission concerning Telecommunications Companies, Renewable Energy, Energy Conservation, Storm Protection, Natural Gas Safety, enforcement, and ratemaking for small Water and Wastewater Utilities, among other things. The Senior Attorney will appear primarily before the Florida Public Service Commission. Applicants must have a strong working knowledge of and experience with the Florida Administrative Procedures Act, the Uniform Rules of Procedure, Florida Civil Procedure, and the Florida Evidence Code. Applicants must be able to evaluate issues; conduct complex legal research and apply that research to issues; conduct investigations and discovery; present evidence; advocate positions orally at hearings and in writing; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; and work collaboratively on a team. The Senior Attorney will be responsible for guiding and assisting less senior attorneys who are assigned to cases with them.
Admission to The Florida Bar and two years of professional experience in the practice of law, legal research, teaching law or in administrative or judicial hearings.
Information verifying answers to the Qualifying Questions must be found on the Employment Application.
Background investigations, including criminal history record checks and education verification, will be conducted on all applicants recommended for hiring. You may be required to provide your Social Security Number in order to conduct this background check.
Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. The Florida Public Service Commission participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify) to assist in this required verification process.
Civil Service Law requires all males born after December 31, 1959, to register with the Selective Service System unless they meet certain exemptions under the law. Failing to register when required makes one ineligible for appointment.
We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.
Pursuant to Section 350.0605(2), F.S., former Commission employees are prohibited from appearing before the Commission to represent any client regulated by the Commission on any matter in which he/she had participated and which was pending at the time of his/her termination.
Pursuant to Section 112.313, F.S., FPSC Senior Management Service or Selected Exempt Service employees shall not personally represent another person or entity for compensation before the Commission, for a period of two years following vacation of his/her position. Exceptions to this law are provided for former Commission employees who are employed by another agency of State government and those employed by the Commission prior to January 1, 1995.
How to Apply:
You may apply on-line for this position at https://jobs.myflorida.com/go/Public-Service-Commission/2818000/. If you experience problems applying on-line, please call People First Staffing Administration toll free at 1-877-562-7287.